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Old 06-19-2007, 08:55 AM
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How do you determine on the time to cook a brisket depending on the weight? For example if i have a 12 pound brisket, How long should i cook it? Is it an hour per pound?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:08 AM
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I'd allow 1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes hours per pound. I cook at 210-220 ish.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:12 AM
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You can figure 1 to 1.25 per lb for the bigger ones, and maybe 1.25 to 1.5 for the smaller ones.
Yours might take around 12-14 hrs. at 225*

Too, it all depends on the temp you are cooking at, how much time you spend with the lid up looking at it (don't), foiling, plateau time, etc.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:11 AM
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SoHo good answers have been given to ya. But remember that every brisket will cook a bit different so those times of 1 to 1 1/2 hour per pound are just good estimates. Cook the brisket to around 195 degrees internal temp and then let it rest for about 2 hours before you cut it.

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:13 AM
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:41 AM
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Those are good estimates, but keep in mind that they give you a wide range of when it's done. While something like "1 to 1.25 hours per pound" might sound fairly precise, that's 10-12.5 hours for a ten pound brisket. A lot can happen in those 2.5 hours, good and bad.

You really ought to get yourself a probe thermometer. Then, you'll learn how to tell when a brisket is done by look, touch, and feel. Cooking by time and temperature only gets you in the ballpark.


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Old 06-20-2007, 12:24 PM
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I cook a little different than the norm on this board so I will throw in my 2 cents.

First, I don't cook by time but by internal temp of the meat and I also cook at higher temps. Too many factors come in to play not to cook with temp probes. Internal temp takes all the guess work out.

I cook at 250-275 degrees and can cook a 12# brisket in 6-8 hours which is tender as can be. I cook the brisket to 160 internal temp and then wrap in foil to 200 internal temp and then remove from the pit.

As with anything, heat cooks and smoke flavors. If you use sugar based rubs, you might not be able to cook at this temp due to the sugars burning, but I don't cook with any sugar in my rub.
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Bubba, you don't cook too much different from the norm on the board. Just about everybody on here cooks to a certain internal temp (190 - 195) and not time. Also, there are a lot of forum members who cook at higher temps. Take for example "King Gordo" who has won many 1st place in brisket at cook-off's cooking at a much higher temp than the recommended 200 to 225. If you are using a offset smoker and place your brisket at the far end of the cooking chamber, away from the fire box, rubs that contain sugar won't burn at those temp's.
By the way SoHo, are you a member of the SoHo Cooking Team that cooks every year at the South Belt Cook-Off?

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I've run my last couple briaket cooks at around 275, and I've been happy with the results, as well, although I wrap at 170.

Now, that said, I prefer my briskets cooked at lower temps (around 220 or so), but that timing doesn't always work out.


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Old 06-21-2007, 07:56 AM
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I smoke my Briskets at 350-375. Foil at internal of 150-160. Unfoil at 180-185 and let that Bark come back!!!!!!
Pull it at 195 and let it rest an hour.
I smoke those 15 lb. Briskets in 4/12 - 5 hours!!!!!!!!
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