- Joined Jun 5, 2009
I have an 8 lb beef brisket that I plan to BBQ. Using the rule of thumb of 1.5 hrs per lb of meat, that would be around 12 hours at about 230 degrees. My question is, if I cut the brisket into two 4 lb pieces and then smoke, would the smoking time be reduced to about 6 hrs? Somehow this seems too easy and makes me think I'm missing something.