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#5758568 - 05/25/15 10:22 AM Brisket
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Got the fire lit at 4:45, went back to bed, got up at 6 and put a 10# on. 225 for four hours, just opened to put the thermometer in and it's reading 170!? eek2 Checked thermo and it's right. Normal size brisket, never had this happen, guess I won't crutch it and see what happens. Anyone ever experience this?
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#5758575 - 05/25/15 10:31 AM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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therm for pit or meat therm? are cooking on a pit or in a smoker?

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#5758617 - 05/25/15 10:59 AM Re: Brisket [Re: NewGulf]
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Pulled digital out of meat and left on rack, matched up to pit thermo, offset smoker.
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#5758844 - 05/25/15 01:55 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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Wrapped in butcher paper around noon, got to 201 and pulled it at 1:30. Never had a brisket cook this quick.
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#5758926 - 05/25/15 02:58 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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I've never had one cook that fast either, I know fattier/more marbled meats cook faster. Maybe you got a fattier brisket?
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#5758952 - 05/25/15 03:17 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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If it's a 1:7 smoker it will smoke much faster.
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#5758999 - 05/25/15 03:44 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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Could be, looked normal though. What's a 1:7?
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#5759196 - 05/25/15 06:07 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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10# brisket cooks fast 4-5hrs I smoke them all the time.

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#5759746 - 05/26/15 07:15 AM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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Originally Posted By: Tres
Could be, looked normal though. What's a 1:7?


I'm guessing he's talking about a gear ratio, like in a fishing reel. scratch
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#5759752 - 05/26/15 07:20 AM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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How did it taste Tres?
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#5759796 - 05/26/15 08:03 AM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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Maybe your fire perked up a little more than 225 when you weren't looking?

I say if it eats good don't worry about it and food
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#5759984 - 05/26/15 10:08 AM Re: Brisket [Re: skinnerback]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Originally Posted By: Tres
Could be, looked normal though. What's a 1:7?


I'm guessing he's talking about a gear ratio, like in a fishing reel. scratch


It's a reference to a Gander Mountain thread.
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#5760109 - 05/26/15 11:50 AM Re: Brisket [Re: Cast]
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It was real good. Not sure why it cooked so quick.
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#5760142 - 05/26/15 12:12 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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Lots of more experienced smokers than me but I've noticed it just depends on the brisket. Never had one cook that quick but i've had a few that have taken much longer than normal. Took 13-14 lb'r 17 hrs before.
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#5760241 - 05/26/15 01:20 PM Re: Brisket [Re: Tres]
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I'm no expert either, just a fluke I guess.
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