Originally Posted by el_matt
I know I'm going to get some grief for this, but... What is the "average" cook time per pound if cooking between 250* & 300*? I know it's done when it's done, but I don't want my cook to start too early or too late.
I hope this isn't viewed as hijacking, just thought it might add to this thread.
ROUGHLY 1 hr at 300 and 1.25-1.5 at 250. 2hrs at 225ish. You can drive yourself nuts trying to time a brisket but it can help give you an idea.
Also this assumes you are measuring your temp at the grid level where your meat is, not on a thermo higher up on the smoker. The temps inside a large smoker can vary wildly depending on the model so make sure you are measuring where you are cooking.