Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Okay. Approximately how long to smoke an almost three pound brisket?
This is what I had posted on another forum, might help you with the Brisket.
OK here is the recipe for smoking a brisket that I shared with Oldog, Great stuff.
Here is how I did it.
I cut mine into 3-4 pound chunks. It will take roughly 60 minute per pound at about 225 in the smoker.
I put mine on at 7:45am and it was done by noon.
Put it on and let it smoke (I use mesquite wood chunks and hardwood coal mixed).
When it hits 150 degrees inside pull it off (Took mine just over teo hours)and wrap it in foil with a little beer, water or apple cider vinegar, I used the vinegar. Wrap it good so it holds everything in.*
Put it back on the smoker until it reaches between 195-205 (I pulled mine at 200 even)(Another two hours or so), Don't open the foil. Wrap it in a large towel and put it in a cooler just bigger then it. ( I used one of those frezer/Heat bags you bring stuff home from the store in. Let sit 4 hours, minimum of 2. I did about 4-1/2.
I then unwrapped it and tossed it on my gas grill for about 10 minutes to crisp up the outside (not needed unless you like it that way)
Sliced it about 1/4" thick cuts and put it on toasted rolls. It was unbelievable.
Here is the rub I used.
3 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons table salt
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili or ancho powder
1 teaspoon chipotle or cayenne powder
And of course a pic of it.