Trying a beef brisket again

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by capt cave man, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. I'm smoking another brisket again on Tuesday my first one looked and smelled great but it was a little chewy. I'm looking for advice on what I did wrong. It was a 8 pound brisket it cooked for 61/2 hrs at 225-250. I pulled it at the temp of 160 a and let it rest for 30 mins. Any help and advice would be helpful thanks
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think you want to cook it to around 190 IT start probing it with a thermometer it should go in with little resistance. Are you cooking a flat or whole packer? Maybe use the search feature and read about some cooks many very experienced smokers have some great posts. Brisket is a tough meat and is a challenge to cook but you can do it time don't rush as it needs time to cook and become tender. Also a great way to rest is wrapped in foil then a dry towel into a dry cooler for an hour or a little longer if you can wait.

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