Author Topic: Is a 15 pound brisket cut in half still 15 lbs of meat, or 7.5lbs?  (Read 3031 times)

Offline litespeedaddict

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Getting ready to fire up the new digital BS in the next 24 hrs and have a question regarding potential cook times. Most people suggest approx. 1 hour a 15 minutes per pound of brisket (give or take). I bought a 15 pounder that obviously will not fit in the smoker without cutting it in half.

My question is this, it's still 15 pounds of meat right? So should I figure approximate cooking time @ 15 lbs @ 1 hr & 15 minutes, or 7.5 lbs @ 1 hr & 15 minutes since I'll cut it in half?


Offline westexasmoker

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Re: Is a 15 pound brisket cut in half still 15 lbs of meat, or 7.5lbs?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 05:16:47 pm »
Connective tissue is connective tissue, it should still take the full cook time to break it down!  Good luck and keep us posted!  Dang its time to do another brisket!

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Re: Is a 15 pound brisket cut in half still 15 lbs of meat, or 7.5lbs?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 06:55:51 pm »
if you  put aaall  15 lbs in i would say 1 hr 15 mins  per  lb... I am in the process  of making a 15 lb surloin roast   doing it whole in the  smoker and the last one was done the following  way ... 4 pm 3 hours of cold  smoke of your  favoite smoke ( i used a mix of misquite and hickory ) at 7 pm turned off smoke and turned on heat at box temp of 210 and a  spritz of orange soda.. closed the  box. right befor bed at  11 opened smoker .. turned the  meat  around along  with another  spritz.. and  went to  bed...

got  up at  6 am  checked the meat made another rotation and  another  spritz .. placed remote therometer in it.. at this  time the it  was 158...  let it in untill it  hit  170...that was 1:30 in the afternoon then FTC till  dinner..

so i would  say 1 hr  15 mins  would be about  right...

one  question is why cant you  put  the brisket on one rack? is it to  long??

if it is .. i  would  cut  it right in the  middle and  place on two racks ... rotating top to bottom and front to  back every couple  of  hours