Newbie with some brisket questions

Discussion in 'Beef' started by magnumsmoke, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. magnumsmoke

    magnumsmoke Newbie

    Hello all, I'm wanting to smoke some brisket for New Years Eve and , as the title suggests, I'm a newbie at smoking.

    The briskest I was wanting to use is one of the pre trimmed 4lb " corned" styles from my local Krogers grocery store. Due to the size, I was considering doing 2 of these as I'm gonna be with friends. After doing some reading of earlier posts, I think I have a plan of attack, but if I do 2 briskets - say 4lb apiece, do I consider it as an 8pounder and figure 8+ hours of cooking time or do I figure them as 2 separate 4 pounders and look at somewhere around 4 hours of cook time. Thanks in advance and any and all suggestions are appreciated. Thanks, Jayson

    P.S.
    This is a great site and I wish I would've found it sooner
     
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the forum.  When I do brisket I plan on 1 hour per pound plus 2 hours at 235.  I always foil my briskets at 165 internal temp and pull at 195-197 and place in an ice chest for at least an hour (important).  You can smoke two 4 pound briskets as though they were a single 4 pounder.  I am not sure what a "corned style" brisket is as I usually do a full packer.  Good luck with your smoke.

    Richard
     
  3. Man am I way late to the game, but the answer is no  you have or had 2 four pounders so you estimate your time for 4 lbs.

    And if that are corned and you smoke them you will have pastrami 

    Gary
     

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