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When Does The Brisket Stall Usually Occur? 

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Hey there, BBQ Dropout here! If you’re a barbecue enthusiast, you’ve probably encountered the infamous brisket stall. 

Today, we’ll discuss when the brisket stall usually occurs and how to manage it. The stall typically happens within a temperature range of 150°F to 170°F, regardless of the type of brisket you’re cooking – whether it’s a point, a flat, or a whole packer style brisket.

Factors Affecting the Time to Reach the Stall

While the stall temperature range remains consistent, the time it takes to reach the stall can vary depending on the size and cut of your brisket. 

For example, a 15-pound packer brisket may take around three to four hours to reach the 150°F stall range, while a smaller, three-pound flat or four-pound point might only take an hour or so.

Employing Methods to Push Through the Stall

Knowing the brisket stall’s temperature range is essential, but it’s equally important to understand how to push your brisket through the stall. 

There are various methods you can use to manage the stall effectively, such as wrapping techniques or adjusting the cooking temperature.

Mastering the Brisket Stall for a Perfect Cook

By understanding the brisket stall’s temperature range and how different factors can impact the time it takes to reach the stall, you can better manage the cooking process. 

As you gain experience, you’ll develop your own methods to push through the stall and achieve that perfectly smoked brisket every time. Keep experimenting and refining your techniques to become the ultimate brisket master.

And, as always, feel free to share your experiences and suggestions for future BBQ topics. Happy smoking!