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Old 11-15-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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How long to smoke a Turkey and Brisket?

What is the average time to smoke a 10 to 12 pound turkey? I realize weather plays and important factor so I'll say with 55 degree temperature.

Also, How long will it take to smoke a 4 1/2 pound brisket?

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Old 11-15-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: How long to smoke a Turkey and Brisket?

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What is the average time to smoke a 10 to 12 pound turkey? I realize weather plays and important factor so I'll say with 55 degree temperature.

Also, How long will it take to smoke a 4 1/2 pound brisket?

Thanks!
You're looking at around 4.5-5 hours for the turkey. That is cooking at a temp of around 250* and taking it off when the breast reads 163*. If you're cooking at a higher temp then it will obviously finish sooner.

For the brisket anywhere from 1-1.5hrs per lb at the same temp. Foil at 165* and pull at 190*.

In this case I would not cook the turkey over the brisket. Good luck and take pic's and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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[quote="Blaze1024"]4.5 pound brisket ?? Is this a packers cut or is it just the flat ?
Most of the briskets I get are in the 10 to 15 pound range. I have seen a few 6 pounders but they where very thin on one end.

As far as the turkey is concerned I don’t recommend cooking an un-brined turkey at 200 – 250 degrees unless it is brined first.. Cooking an un-brined turkey at that low of a temperature is inviting disaster. I know many people will disagree with me on this, making stupid comment like “what ever does not kill me makes me stronger“
The bottom line is no mater how much salmonella you come into contact with you will NEVER build an immunity to the toxins it creates !! and cooking an un-brined turkey at low temperatures keeps the turkey in the danger zone way to long. I know people will always say “well I have been doing it that way for years and no one has ever gotten sick
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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Brisket

The brisket was bought from Costco and it is VERY SMALL. I haven't taken it out of the package but the label said the weight was 4 1/2 pounds.
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Brisket takes forever relative to a turkey. Brine the turkey if you have the time and the space. If not a good rub will do, hell a bad rub is better than nothing, and nothing will produce an edible result in both cases. I'd set aside at least 8 hours for the whole cook. Read the signature line, use a good instant read thermometer and cook the turkey to 170 in the thigh joint. Cook the brisket to 192 and pull it to rest for a bit and slice it up and enjoy. Most of all, for pete's sake, have some fun!! :biggrin:

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Old 11-15-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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Cook the turkey 45 hours at 250 #-o #-o
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Re: Brisket

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Originally Posted by cleglue
The brisket was bought from Costco and it is VERY SMALL. I haven't taken it out of the package but the label said the weight was 4 1/2 pounds.
As I'm sure many have already said ... Ya gotta find a real butcher. It's a whole new world once you have one. :biggrin:
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I get flats at Costco that size But lately Smart and Final Packers
have been GREAT
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I get flats at Costco that size But lately Smart and Final Packers
have been GREAT
Okay, I've gotta ask. What is a Smart and Final Packer?
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I get flats at Costco that size But lately Smart and Final Packers
have been GREAT
Okay, I've gotta ask. What is a Smart and Final Packer?[/quote:qbq76rix]I'm guessin' here, but I think it's a packer bought at a store called Smart and Final?? 8-[
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