Oh, the brisket.. the aspiring backyard pit-masters most formidable challenge. So many things can go wrong. How do you make the bark? What is the right temp? Why won't the internal temperature rise? What temp should I smoke at? What do I put on it? Do I brine this thing? Or the one I've experienced the most:
"This thing was supposed to be ready at 3pm! It's been 4 extra hours and the temp is still 165!"
Relax. I got you. I have destroyed many a brisket in my day, and forced down tough, dry briskets at many a buddies BBQ to learn the correct process for smoking a brisket. So let me save you the trouble, and lets do this! The brisket pictured came from Land And Sea, a local meat market you should definitely check out. The owner is passionate about great meat!
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Marinade/Brine Time: Overnight
Cook Time: 10 hours
Target Internal Temp: 202 degrees
Brisket of your choosing. Look for nice layer of fat on one side.
Brisket Rub of your choice (I use Meat Church Holy Cow- available to order to the right of the page)
Step 1 - Place brisket in large soaking pan.
Step 2 - Cover all sides of brisket heavily with Brisket Rub.
Step 3 - Add 1 inch of water to pan.
Step 4 - Sprinkle Sea Salt and Peppercorns over brisket.
Step 5 - Wrap pan in plastic wrap tightly and place in fridge overnight.
Step 6 - Wake up early!
Step 7 - Prep your smoker and get it stable at 225.
Step 8 - Add soaked woodchips.
Step 9 - Remove brisket from soaking pan and place directly on grate, FAT SIDE UP!
Step 10 - Check temperature regularly. Our target temp is 202 degrees. Many people will argue and
Step 11 - Keep waiting! If you pull off before it hits 202 you will never know what perfect brisket tastes like!
Step 12 - Once you hit 202- remove brisket and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Keep it wrapped for 30 minutes. This will allow the brisket to absorb the rest of the fat and become more moist.
Step 13 - Slice in thin slices against the grain.
Step 14 - Serve. Prepare to have everyone envy your brisket smoking abilities. YOU DID THAT!
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