Low & Slow Brisket Smoking

Items Needed:

  1. Brisket (15-17lb range is best)
    1. We LOVE Snake River Farms American Wagyu Black Grade https://www.snakeriverfarms.com/american-wagyu-brisket.html
      1. We are not sponsored nor have a business relationship at this time with Snake River Farms however we have found their beef to be amongst the best.
  • Your favorite beef rub
    • Salt and pepper work great too
  • Plenty of your favorite pellets or smoking fuel
  • Pink Butcher Paper
    • Ensure it is food grade, unwaxed & uncoated
  • An old towel
  • A cooler
  • Oh yeah and a smoker

It will take 10-12 hours for the full recipe and instructions

Night Before the Big Smoke

  1. Ensure brisket is fully thawed (can take up to 4 days to thaw a 15-17 lb brisket
  2. Remove Brisket from wrapper
  3. Trim silver skin as needed
    1. Not trimming may leave parts of the beef tough
  4. Season both sides of the brisket with your favorite beef rub (Salt and Pepper work great too)
  5. Cover with foil and place back in refrigerator

Smoke Day

  1. Heat smoker to 250° F
  2. Place Brisket fat side down until internal temperature reaches 165-170° F
    1. This could take up to 5 hours to hit the target temp.
    1. Be sure to check a few locations in the thicker part of the brisket.  We like to use a thermometer that has two probes we just leave in.
  • Once reaching 165-170° F internal temperature, remove the brisket from smoker and wrap it with the pink butcher paper
  • Place back on the smoker ensuring fat side is still down
  • Target temperature now is 197-200° F
    • This may take up to 4 hours
    • Again, ensure you are checking more than one spot in the thicker end of the brisket
  • Once 197-200° F is reached, remove the brisket (with butcher paper wrapped around it) and wrap in a towel.
  • Place towel wrapped brisket into cooler
  • After 2-3 hours and just before you are ready to carve the brisket, remove from cooler, towel and Pink Butcher Paper.
  • Carve the brisket
  1. Serve with a nice bottle of Daddy’s BBQ Sauce.  The sauce is Gluten Free for those looking to stay away from gluten.

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