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Rest after smoking

Smoked a 16 lb wagwu brisket at 225. Expected time was 17 hours, but it was ready in 12. Now resting in a cooler. Any thoughts on the cook time and how long the meat should rest? Last question. Cook fat side up or down?

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  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,672
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    Four hours is a decent rest time many swear by, but I think you can rest as little as two hours and as long as six.  You can go longer if you’ve really got a decent cooler and it’s packed in there with towels.  
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