How To Cook A Brisket In A Smoker?

What is the best cooking temperature for brisket?

  • The best temperature for brisket cooked on a grill is around 225°F (about 107°C) to 250°F (about 121°C), though cooking on a grill or in a smoker can be done as low as about 210°F (about 99°C).

How long does it take to smoke a brisket?

There are lots of variables including the temperature of your smoker, the thickness of the meat, fat content, etc.

For planning purposes; smoke times for 14 pound brisket should smoke for about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes per pound at 250° F.

For a 14 pound brisket; which comes out to 14 to 17 1/2 hours.

What is the best way to smoke a brisket?

Place brisket, fat side down on grill grate. Cook brisket until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees (about 3-4 hours). When brisket reaches internal temperature of 160 degrees F, remove from grill. Double wrap meat in aluminum foil and add the beef broth to the foil packet.

Can you smoke a brisket in 8 hours?

Close lid. Smoke brisket for 2 hours. If you are using a charcoal grill, add a handful of charcoal and a handful of wood chips to fire every 30 to 40 minutes.

Do you have to flip a brisket when smoking?

Flip and rotate your brisket at least once during the smoking to even out the exposure to heat. Keep the heat in the smoker low (under 250 F). Cover the brisket with foil and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.