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Groundhog66 10-29-2010 10:55 PM

Smoking my first brisket this weekend...
I picked up a 6lb choice brisket flat from Costco last weekend, and I am going to throw it on tomorrow or Sunday. Planning to use some Plowboys Bovine Bold, don't have the equipment for injection. It will be smoked on my BGE, any advice on temp and what length of time I can expect? I have read that you know when it is done by feel, is there a target temp I am looking for?


landarc 10-29-2010 10:58 PM

I am a fan of hot and fast cooking of brisket now. For me that means 270F to 300F (choose a specific temp, I don't mean cook in a range). I would think you have a 6lb flat, so you are looking at 3 to 4 hours, maybe 5 at the lower range of temps. I use a remote to see temperatures and start to check around 195F. It goes pretty fast with just a flat. I use a thermometer probe, not the one in the meat, to poke and see if it goes in real easy.

Groundhog66 10-29-2010 11:42 PM

I will give that a try, thank you.

R2Egg2Q 10-30-2010 12:47 AM

Good luck Tim! Please keep us posted on how it goes. Better yet would be some pron.:cool:

SmokinAussie 10-30-2010 02:34 AM

I'm watching too Tim!

No advice from me, but Good Luck!


Groundhog66 10-30-2010 09:15 AM

Thanks for the support guys :thumb:

Groundhog66 10-30-2010 10:13 PM

4 hours into it, I have an internal temp of about 190...

boogiesnap 10-30-2010 10:18 PM

poke it!

poke it now!

Groundhog66 10-30-2010 10:23 PM

Probed it a bit more, I am getting readings from 170-190. It is like butter where it's 190, still resistance at lower temps. I flipped it fat side up since the top was where it was firm, think I'm still okay?

CBQ 10-30-2010 10:47 PM

Ya, wait until it's close to 190 or buttery feel all over the flat. Since you did the fast cook, foil it, wrap it in a towel, and let it sit for an hour before you slice it. I know it is hard to wait, but resting is always a good idea, and essential for a fast cook.

bigabyte 10-30-2010 10:54 PM

Sounds like you are doing jsut fine, and close to being done.:cool:

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