Skip to Content

How long to smoke brisket at 220? (Explained)

We strive to provide you with authoritative, trustworthy, and expert advice. In doing so, the staff at performs extensive research, editing, and fact checking to every post on this webiste. If you feel that this article can improve, please feel free to reach us at

Before continuing this article, I wanted to let you know that I have a YouTube channel where I showcase all sorts of video content related to BBQ. Subscribing would mean a lot to me, and I very much appreicate all the support!

How long to smoke brisket at 220

If you’re wondering how long it takes to smoke any particular brisket at around 220°F, then you’re in luck. A lot of the times, pit masters will smoke briskets a little bit hotter, at around 225°F.

That usually takes about 1 pound per hour to fully cook through any size of brisket.

For briskets that are smoked at 220°F, use the same estimation as you would with 225°F, with a 1 pound per hour cook through rate.

That’s simply because at 220°F, there is really not much variance between that and just 5° hotter in temperature. This estimation of course can be applied to not only 220°F, but all the way up to around 250°F.

As with everything else though, test results for yourself and come up with your own ratios.

Final thoughts 

Smoking a brisket at 200°F should take about 1 pound per hour to fully cook through.

There is not much variance between 220°F and 225°F, so it is safe to assume that the length of time it should take for a brisket smoked at both temperatures to be roughly the same.