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8 Reasons Why Your Brisket Is Stalling Late

Brisket smoking can be a time-consuming operation. It has a lot of fatty and connective tissues that must be broken down at low and slow temperatures, which can sometimes take up to 15 hours to fully smoke! It varies from brisket to brisket. It’s what gives the brisket its beautifully rich flavor, as well as its …

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Measuring Brisket Temp In Flat Or Point: Which Is Better?

A lot of people are unaware that an entire brisket is actually made up of two separate muscles: the flat and the point. Despite being part of the same cut of meat, they have slightly different textures, flavors, and cooking methods. When they are not split, they are referred to as “whole packer brisket” or …

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Can Brisket Get Overcooked? (Explained)

Brisket can take a long time to smoke completely, sometimes up to 24 hours! All of those tissues must be thoroughly broken down and redistributed into the meat, which can only be accomplished by cooking the brisket at low and slow temperatures. But, because brisket has so many fatty and connective fibers that allow it to cook …

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How Long To Hold Brisket At 195? (Explained)

Becoming a pitmaster entails not just flawlessly smoking meats, but also learning how to handle these meats safely once they have finished cooking. Whether your brisket finished cooking much faster than expected or you simply want a longer resting period, knowing how to hold meat for extended periods of time is a crucial skill. In …

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Brisket Temp Went Down After Wrapping? (Here’s Why)

Wrapping a brisket (or any thick cut of meat with a lot of fatty and connective tissue) is a tried-and-true way for preventing temperature stalling and dips. So, why would the temperature of the brisket drop after wrapping? Isn’t it meant to be helpful? Brisket is highly sensitive, and any alteration or change in its …

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Why is my brisket cooking so fast at 225? (Explained)

Brisket can take a long time to smoke, sometimes up to 15-20 hours! It takes planning, technique, and, most importantly, patience. As a result, a brisket cooking too quickly may not be an issue you expect to encounter. The truth is that a brisket can overcook due to a variety of causes, even if the …

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Brisket Stall Temp Going Down? Here’s Why

Temperature stalls are practically unavoidable when smoking meat with a high fat content. It’s a terrible side effect of smoking meats. But sometimes, the temperature may not only stall, but can also drop too… There are numerous causes for this, including insufficient heat, too much pooling in the smoker, poor weather, or just broken equipment. …

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Smoked Brisket No Wrap: Here’s How It’s Done

Wrapping brisket is a traditional method pitmasters have employed for generations. While some folks may argue its efficiency, it has shown to be an effective approach for helping smoked meat to cook more quickly. But today’s question is, does it have to be wrapped? The truth is that you can smoke a brisket without wrapping. However, …

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How long will brisket stay warm in cooler? (Explained)

It’s essential to keep the meat fresh and juicy while it’s resting. A cooler isn’t necessary for brief resting, but if you need to keep it for an extended amount of time, it’s going to do the trick. While it may be not as simple as tossing a brisket into a cooler and closing the lid, …

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