I decided to try a brisket in my smoker for the first time. I have used smokette countless times for ribs and pork butt... Just to make it more exciting, i am cooking a brisket for the family for xmas...
I have a 12.82 lb whole beef brisket from Costco, packer cut..
My plan is to put my rub (simple rub) on the night before. I have heard 1.5 hours per lb (estimate) @225 and to bring it to 190 deg...
I have also heard 1 hour a lb, plus 2 hours @ 200 deg. Most of the posts here have said to run the smoker at 225 deg... Has anyone cooked one at 200 deg?
Any advice , tips?
Should I trim off some of the fat?
Should I foil it halfway through?
There is no room for error being that this is part of Christmas dinner.. Also, my brother in law is smoking ribs.. my brisket has to come out better (brag gin rights at stake)...