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Unread 12-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Prepping my first brisket - Pr0n to come!

Prepping for my first brisket cook. I picked up an 8 pound packer from the locker back home when I was down for Christmas. I'm going to cook it tomorrow for supper, shooting for roughly a 6 PM eating time. I'm planning on running the WSM at 250-275. What can I expect for an average cook time per pound? I've dug up some old threads and see a range from an hour to an hour and 1/2 per pound.

I know it'll be done when its done and probes like butter but just trying to figure out when to fire the pit. I'd like a couple hour rest time and haven't decided if I should foil, wrap in butchers paper or just run naked the whole time. I never wrap my butts so I'm tempted to try the naked route.

My initial thoughts are to fire the pit at 5:15AM, it'll be ready for the meat to go on by 6AM, 10 hours of cook time would leave me 2 hours to rest before slicing at 6PM.

Thoughts?
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