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amd i need help again....

So I put my brisket on at around six this morning. It is 11.5 lbs and I have been keeping the temperature right around 200 all day. Ten hours later my internal temp is at 150. I have a six year old and a almost two year old. Is there any way to speed up the cooking without drying it out? I don't want to put it in the oven unless I have to. We can snack for a while but don't I have to wrap it in foil and let it sit for a couple hours?


  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Others who are more experienced then I will comment but I would bump temp up to 250-275* first.  That's a big piece of meat to speed up.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
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  • nineeenineee Posts: 41
    I always thought wrapping in foil was cheating but I do it anyway and so does Bobby Flay.  Can't help you out for right now but check his website.  He did  brisket on the BGE and still wrapped it in foil and put in the oven.
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 184
    Cooking at 200 is too low - you want brisket internal temp to hit somewhere in the 195-210 range (fork twist test), and you'll never get there.  You can definitely bump temp up to 275 plus, but I would probably make other plans for dinner tonight - you have a ways to go and still need to get through the stall.  My recollection of my last brisket about that size cooked at roughly 250 was an overnighter that took 16+ hours.  Best of luck.
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited March 2013
    Bump your temp up to 275 and order a pizza for tonight 200 is too low.
    Did you read you last post? We told you to bump the temp up at noon today
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    So what happened to the brisket?


  • McQMcQ Posts: 10
    Sorry y'all brisket came out pretty good. I ended up wrapping it in foil and adding a little bit of salt lick BBQ sauce then bumping the temp up to °325. Finally I got the internal temperature to °190 at around 730. I shut all the vents and let it rest for about an hour and a half. Thanks for the help and I'll make sure to take pictures next time
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,924
    What was IT when you pulled it? Was it tough at 190?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • McQMcQ Posts: 10
    The thinner part was a little tough but it was still good. I was satisfied with it being my first time.
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,998
    You will always remember your first time. :D



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