Your question: What is the average size of a beef brisket?

What is a good size brisket?

Start with a brisket in the 10- to 12-pound range, which is just the right size to fit on the grill. Trim off the excess top fat or “fat cap,” but leave a ¼”-thick layer of fat to keep the meat moist during the long cooking process.

How much brisket do I need for 8 adults?

For the flat cut brisket to be braised, butchers recommend about half a pound per person. The seminal cookbook Joy of Cooking gives a little more variance, with braised brisket recipes calling for 3 to 3 ½ pound cuts to serve 6-8 people or between ¼ -½ pound per person.

How long do you cook a 10 lb brisket?

A 10 to 12-pound brisket will take from seven to nine hours to fully cook on a grill when wrapped in foil. The cooking method and the type of smoker also impact the cooking time per pound.

Will brisket get more tender the longer it cooks?

The good news is that brisket tastes better the next day, and it gets more tender as it sits. After your brisket is finished cooking, let it cool down to room temperature.

How long do you cook a brisket per pound?

Sear brisket directly over medium coals or near a hot fire: 20 minutes per side. After searing, allow approximately 1 hour of cooking time per pound. Slow cook at a low temperature of 250 ˚F. Measure cooking temperatures in a closed pit or grill with an oven thermometer set near the brisket.

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