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how long to cook brisket at 225

Low and Slow Oven Brisket at 225

  • Total Time: 20 hours


The key to an awesome brisket is time, patience, and cooking temperature management.

Remember, a rich, tasty brisket is what you’re looking for, so keep warm and moist before serving.


Units Scale
  • 4 lbs Cut of Beef Brisket (excess fat removed)
  • 1 bottle Natural hickory smoke ((Liquid Smoke))
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Salt
  • Celery Salt
  • Onion Salt


Prepare the brisket the day before cooking.

  1. Put the brisket on aluminum foil
  2. Rub the sides thoroughly with celery, garlic, and onion salts
  3. Put the brisket in a two-gallon freezer bag
  4. Pour Worcestershire and natural hickory smoke over the brisket
  5. Marinate overnight

Cooking Day Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F.
  2. Line the roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Put the brisket in the pan with the brisket fat side up.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, sealing all edges properly.
  5. Cook for 8 hours.
  6. Remove brisket from the oven (careful not to spill the juices).
  7. Let brisket rest for about one hour before removing the foil.
  8. Unwrap the foil
  9. Remove and discard the fat
  10. Slice the brisket into pieces
  11. Pour the au jus over the meat
  12. Wrap to hold in the juices
  13. Keep warm before serving
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 8 hours