how long to smoke beef brisket at 225

Close the lid on the smoker and, maintaining 225 degrees F, continue cooking until the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 202 degrees F in the thickest part of the meat (takes anywhere from 5-8 hours). Remove the brisket to a large cutting board and allow to rest for 1 hour before slicing.

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Q: Sir, Do you have a best guess on how long a 8-10 lbs brisket at 200-225 will take to get done. I was thinking about 1 hour per pound. Is this close. thank you!

A: You can usually figure about 1.5 hours per pound at 225 degrees for brisket, pork shoulder and other larger pieces of meat.

Several things can affect this time such as actual meat thickness, wind, temperature and how often you open the door of the smoker. I smoked a 9 pound brisket a few weeks back on a cold, windy night and it took 20 hours to complete.

If you have a fairly calm day with mild temperatures and you can maintain at least 225 degrees and only open the door when you absolutely have to mop or check the temp on the brisket then you should be able to guesstimate about 13.5 to 15 hours.

I’ve been smoking meat for more than 20 years and cooking outdoors for as long as I can remember. Abi and I, along with our three kids and five grandkids, live in Tulsa, OK.

How to Wrap a Brisket

One commonly used method of speeding up the cooking process is wrapping brisket in foil or butcher paper.

Wrapping the brisket will prevent (or at least lessen) whats called “the stall” — when evaporation from the surface of the brisket halts the cooking process. It also gives you more control over the final appearance of the bark, and can help lock in moisture that would otherwise be lost as the brisket cooks.

Most pitmasters recommend wrapping the brisket when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165-170 degrees.

How to Smoke a Brisket on a Pellet Grill

Smoking a Brisket on a Pellet Grill is one of the easiest ways to cook your brisket at a steady temperature while also infusing natural smoke flavor. One of the most fun aspects of pellet grilling is experimenting with smoke flavors — like apple, oak, or maple.

  • Coat brisket liberally with Traeger Beef Rub, wrap brisket in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
  • Set your pellet grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and preheat, lid closed, for 15 minutes.
  • Place brisket on the grill grate fat side down, and cook for approximately 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove brisket from the grill and wrap in butcher paper or foil.
  • Place the wrapped brisket back on the grill and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This should be an additional 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the brisket off the grill and let rest for at least an hour.
  • Slice against the grain.

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I’ve been smoking meat for more than 20 years and cooking outdoors for as long as I can remember. Abi and I, along with our three kids and five grandkids, live in Tulsa, OK.

If you have a fairly calm day with mild temperatures and you can maintain at least 225 degrees and only open the door when you absolutely have to mop or check the temp on the brisket then you should be able to guesstimate about 13.5 to 15 hours.

A: You can usually figure about 1.5 hours per pound at 225 degrees for brisket, pork shoulder and other larger pieces of meat.

Q: Sir, Do you have a best guess on how long a 8-10 lbs brisket at 200-225 will take to get done. I was thinking about 1 hour per pound. Is this close. thank you!

Close the lid on the smoker and, maintaining 225 degrees F, continue cooking until the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 202 degrees F in the thickest part of the meat (takes anywhere from 5-8 hours). Remove the brisket to a large cutting board and allow to rest for 1 hour before slicing.

FAQ

How long does it take to smoke a brisket per pound at 225?

A: You can usually figure about 1.5 hours per pound at 225 degrees for brisket, pork shoulder and other larger pieces of meat. Several things can affect this time such as actual meat thickness, wind, temperature and how often you open the door of the smoker.

What is the 3 2 1 rule for brisket?

Try the 3-2-1 rule for brisket! This popular smoking method requires you to smoke the brisket at 225°F for 3 hours, wrap it in foil and continue cooking for 2 hours, then unwrap it and cook it uncovered for 1 hour before serving.

Is 225 too high for brisket?

Trim excess fat off the brisket. Season liberally with salt and pepper or brisket rub. Put brisket on the grill at 225 °F.

Is 20 hours too long to smoke a brisket?

For extensive information about smoking brisket, I recommend you check out this article by our friends at AmazingRibs.com. Prepare the smoker for 225°F smoking with oak wood (see detailed instructions for the Kalamazoo Smoker Cabinet following the recipe). Smoking duration will be 18 to 22 hours.

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