why did my brisket cook so quick

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mattyoc20, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    Hello all.  new to the forum here.  I have a 7.5lb brisket that I threw in the smoker at noon today.  It is now 4 oclock and I am at 185 degrees according to my thermometer.  I have been smoking at temps between 200-225.  Why did my brisket cook so quick?  it still seems a little tough when I put in the thermometer.  Should I leave it go longer?  Thanks for the help
  2. Cook it till internal temp is 200f and then see how firm it is. Never go by time when cooking brisket or any meat. Go by internal temp.
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    If it feels tough when you probe then it's not done yet. When it is done the probe should slide in with no resistance like hot butter. You could hit a high temp stall and might still have many hours to go.
  4. Have you checked your thermomitor? I'm thinking it may be off. You may be cooking at 300°-325°. Use the toothpick test.

    When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so we can all give you a proper SMF welcome?

    Also update your profile with your location.

    Happy smoken.

  5. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    I have checked the thermometer and it all seems to be working fine.  It looks like I hit a little stall at the 185-190 mark.  Its still in there going on 6 hours and am at 195 degrees.  Also, sorry for not checking in with the roll call.  I just did that and updated my location. 
  6. Some pieces of meat cook strange[​IMG]. Not a problem with roll call. It just gives everyone a chance to say HI

  7. Like others have said, sometimes it just depends on that particular piece of brisket. Cook times can vary greatly.

    BTW - I'm right next to you in Glenside.
  8. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    The brisket took about 6 hours total and came out great.   And that's awesome my wife and I looking at houses in glenside
  9. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad to hear the brisket came out good...

    Ahem...where are the pics?

  10. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    Ahh i new that was coming. I had it resting and my.father cut it before i could snap a pic. My apologies

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