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How long to smoke a 3 pound brisket at 225? (Explained)

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How long to smoke a 3 pound brisket at 225

If you’re wondering how long it takes to smoke a 3 pound brisket at 225°F, then you have come to the right place.

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Specifically, it should take about three or so hours to full cook through a brisket at that weight. 

That’s because at 225°F, it takes about 1 pound per hour to fully cook through any brisket.

That is a correlation and ratio that many have followed to determine how long any weight of brisket should probably approximately take.

As you start to increase the ambient temperature, then you can expect that estimation to start decreasing in terms of time. 

Another way to properly assess the overall length of time it should take to smoke you’re a 3 pound brisket, is to add in about an hour or so to account for the seasoning being applied to the meat as well as the preparing of the smoker itself. 

You have to light the charcoal and place the wood inside of your smoker, as well as letting the temperature come up to your ambient temperature of about 225°F.

Final thoughts

Cooking a 3 pound brisket is a very simple task and can be done quite easily.

Not only that, but it only really takes about three hours of proper cooking, assuming an ambient temperature of about 225°F.

That’s a long slow temperature, but it’s a great way to smoke any size of brisket.

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