What type of beer should I use? The recipe says no dark beers. Also, the recipe called for a 4 pound brisket and to cook it for 3 - 4 hours. I could only get a 2 pound brisket - does that mean I should cook it for half the time?
I dont' think your recipe is correct. You cannot cook a brisket three or four hours and the brisket be tender. You need to cook it or smoke it eight to 10 hours for that size. I use a Smokin Tex smoker for brisket of four to five pounds and smoke it 12 hours at 200 degrees.
I asked this question about two weeks ago in Beer vs. Ale and got some really good answers. Sorry I don't know how to link (yet). Also, I think the brisket needs to be cooked 2-3 hours. Test at 2 hrs to see how it's going.