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My 1st brisket- when should I start?

edited 10:31PM in EggHead Forum
I have a 6 lb brisket, and guests showing up at 3:00 pm tomorrow. Would it be best to get up early and start the briskit at 6 am, or cook it overnight and possibly have it sit for a few hours before my friends come over?[p]Thanks,[p]Skooter


  • nikkignikkig Posts: 514
    We just did a 6.5 pounder the other night. It cooked for 15 hours at 250. Our set up was: original BGE grate, drip pan, second grate with brisket on that one. It was the best brisket we have ever cooked. Good Luck!

  • nikkig,[p]Thanks for the advice- I should go overnight if the brisket will take that long. [p]I'll let you know how it goes![p]-Skooter[p]
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    If your brisket is done early, wrap it in foil, wrap that in a heavy beach/bath towel, and put the whole thing into a cooler. No ice. :-) It will stay hot a long time until you are ready to carve.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • haywyrehaywyre Posts: 165
    In your setup. Were you using fire bricks between the grids?
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