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11 pound brisket, 240 grid, how long do you think?

orion11orion11 Posts: 140
edited 3:24AM in EggHead Forum
First whole, packer, brisket going on later this evening, weighs 11 pounds and change as is. First cook with my Guru also so I am thinking I can definately keep the grid temp at 240. Done alot of research and I cant find an estimated "hours per pound" estimate of how long this baby will take to be juicy and tender. Plus or minus some is good, not sure at this point if its 12 hours or 22 til she's done? Man, I can already taste it!! Hopefully get some pics of the process also.


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    orion11,[p] As long as you keep the grate temp at 240 it will that 1.5 to 2.5 hours per pound depending on the amount of fat and connective tissue.
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    <p />orion11,
    The 15 pounder under those two butts took 21 hours. Delicious...

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    That is one full egg! Do you always use bacon on the briskets? I keep going back and forth.[p]Mike

  • Car Wash Mike,
    Heck, I don't know. I've been putting the fat cap down and bacon on top for some time now. It does OK, but brisket is not my best cook. The one in that picture was probably one of my best. A good friend that is a better cook than I told me to put a duck on top of the brisket. He says that's what his dad did to keep brisket moist. Ever know anyone to do that? [p]Tomorrow, I'll be doing some jerky. Thanks for your pointers on my nemesis. I'll post some pics on how the little morsels are coming along. I just have trouble getting Lola <200F.[p]DSC00766.jpg[p]Thanks, fella.[p]Scott

  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    If that is not the definition of gluttony.....

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • Wardster,
    Whooooaaaah, fella. No gluttony in that picture. There were 25 people peckin on dem carcasses. Now this one, this dry aged rib roast...this was gluttony...[p]dryaged.jpg[p]Mmmmmmdrrrrrrooooolllllmmmmmm

  • ronbeauxronbeaux Posts: 988
    WOW! I'll bet that was way past good!

  • ronbeaux,
    That was by far the best, most expensive cut of beef that I have ever had. What a wonderful Christmas dinner![p]DSC00692.jpg

  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    Ok... I'm full from just eating dinner and having several beers. I looked at this photo and, God as my witness, I started to drool like never before.[p]WOW

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • Wardster,
    It was truly my most favotite beef yet. But would you believe that Gracie liked dessert better than the high dollar beef!!!???

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