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Overnight brisket.

dbdb Posts: 103
edited 12:24AM in EggHead Forum
I just started a brisket and need to know how long 5 lbs of lump at 225 deg will last me. In other words, do I need to set the alarm clock? Started at 7:00pm. The lump was not pre-arranged per E.W.
I love this Atkins diet.


  • Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,104
    hey, talk about diets....
    I was thinking about shaving a few pounds off, but since one of my co-workers have 2 dead trees(basically an unlimited supply of smokin' wood)to get rid of, now im doomed :) Oh well, BGE BBQ is worth the few Xtra pounds:)~

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    Sounds to me like you have the firebox filled up with 5 bs. You should be good for 24 hours at 225.
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  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Enjoy your nights sleep. There is no right or wrong way to start the lump.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Can't blame you for not sitting in the garage sorting lump - its 20 deg here and I don't do that in 80 deg weather. [p]If your lump is to the top of your firebox - which I bet itmust be - your good for the night. Those darn fires can sometimes burn in the center and the sides just don't fall into the center and the fire can sometimes go out - but we wish you good luck. Let us know how you made out.[p]Tim

  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    Tim M,
    I with you on not sorting the coals. To borrow a phrase from Mary "dump the lump" and let it burn. Has never failed me yet doing it that way.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Bob, you and Tim must look over my sholder..I went out at midnight last night..stirred the bejeebers out of my old lump dropped a fire starter in the middle, moved some old lump over the hot starter, and "dumped the lump". 19 hours ain't too bad. [p]db should get at least 20 hours or more out of 5 lbs.

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