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elpescador88

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Cook times per pound for beef brisket
« on: July 19, 2021, 04:31:28 PM »
Want to smoke my first beef brisket, maybe 5 lbs.  Any recommendations for smoke times per pound?

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Re: Cook times per pound for beef brisket
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 08:21:41 PM »
I've never done such a small brisket, but I've heard stories that those little ones can actually take much longer per pound than a larger cut.  The official answer is that it's done when it's done based on internal temp and jiggle.  With that cut I'd set at base expectation at 7.5 to 10 hours.

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Re: Cook times per pound for beef brisket
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 11:18:09 AM »
I've done 2 small brisket flats. The 4lb took 12 hours, so 3 hours per pound. I did a 2.5 lb that took 9 1/2 hours. I did a 3.3lb tri tip like a brisket that took 9 1/2 hours. I have been told it is based more on thickness than weight.
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Re: Cook times per pound for beef brisket
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 08:27:23 PM »
Want to smoke my first beef brisket, maybe 5 lbs.  Any recommendations for smoke times per pound?
Small cuts can be cantankerous for some reason.  Check out the beef section of the forum.  Also you can use the search feature.
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