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Hello everyone!  Family coming up tomorrow.  5 1/2 lb Brisket.    Trimmed by the butcher.  Using Jeff Phillip's Rub.  Rubbed and in the refrigerator.  Will smoke at 250 degrees.  Using oak and the plate setter.  Smoke till IT is 200 degrees. Questions:  Which side up and should it be flipped at any time?  Using dual probe Maverick.  Any idea about approximate smoking time?  Plan to wrap and place in a cooler.  Thanks for any help.
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 965
    Most do fat side down as do I. Not good at time myself I do IT temp but a guess would be 4 to 6 hours for that size. 


    Texarkana, TX

  • pkaboo1pkaboo1 Posts: 115

    I would go with 1 1/2-2 hrs per lb, and check for tenderness at 190 or so.

    It all depends on the beast.

    Have fun.


  • Plan on starting around 4:00 A.M. - Do I need to flip the meat at any time or leave it alone?
    MBGE, Mini BGE, Table, Accessories, Maverick Dual Probe, Growing
  • I don't think you'll need to flip it. For the most part the more you can leave it alone, the better.

    Good luck, have fun.

    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • Good luck brother...we all know what that's like, cooking for family....I'm sure it will go great. Be sure and let us know how it went!
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,552
    I do fat side on top so that the rendered juices melt into the meat for a more tender and flavorful result.
  • Fat side up always........use a drip pan on the plate-setter with water, broth, or what ever liquid you want to help keep it moist
  • Thanks to all.  It went well. I did not inject.  Seems like the meat could have been a little moister.  Will definitely smoke fat side up in the future.  I'm learning.
    MBGE, Mini BGE, Table, Accessories, Maverick Dual Probe, Growing
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