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4lb brisket flat, how long?

SouthOfI10SouthOfI10 Posts: 213
edited 4:14AM in EggHead Forum
Happy Friday,
I couldn't pass up a 4lb Choice grade packer brisket this afternoon. My question is, "How long will it take?". I have cooked whole, 10-15lb brisket at 225F grate in 11-13hr time frame with pretty decent success but never cooked just the flat and don't know how to judge it. 1.5-2hr/lb? 250F dome and ~225 grate is my normal lo and slo setup. I'm in no hurry for it to be done, so an all-nighter wouldn't kill me if necessary.[p]Thanks for the help.[p]Cheers![p]Scott


  • brisket3.jpg
    <p />SouthOfI10,
    I bet that sucker is pretty lean. All-nighter, no way. Try a short afternoon. I have never cooked one that small but I would stay at 225 the best you can. Use a drip pan with water/apple juice. If really lean and no fat cap, consider wrapping in bacon.
    That was a whole trimmed but no fat cap at all. Might even consider wrapping in foil at some point.
    My best guesstimate.

  • Car Wash Mike, Thanks for the help! I'll start around noon tomorrow and see how it works out. Lots of time for cool beverages. Your pics look great! I too have a lb of bacon to go on top of the lean side. The fat cap is thin on this one but not missing completely.
    I like to mix a little Dale's seasoning with beef broth for an injection marinate. Any other tips you could offer?[p]Thanks again.[p]Scott

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