I'm smoking my first brisket tomorrow. I've already made my first mistake: I bought a brisket cut in half, weighing in at 3.1 lbs. I understand that they cut it half, side-by-side, rather than top-bottom. Regardless, I'm stuck with it now and can't unring that bell.
I realize the general rule is that I'll smoke about 1.5 hours per pound. However, I'm suspicious that this formula is inapplicable, considering I bought a half brisket
Question 1: Approximately, how long will this take me to hit 160?
Question 2: I'm going to use the Texas Crutch (I realize this will offend some purists, but it's my first). Approximately, how much additional time will it take me to get it to 190?
Thank you for your time,