Last updated March 3, 2018

With this recipe, smoked corned beef brisket is almost as easy as opening the package and pouring yourself a beer.

corned beef brisket on parchment to right, coals to left

The key is to cook the meat over indirect heat at a temperature of 275F. If you’re using a charcoal grill, push the coals to one side of the grill and cook over the side without coals. If you’re using a pellet grill, just set the temp, and make sure your diffuser plate is inside.

If you’re using a gas grill, turn on one or two burners and leave the other half off. To add smoky flavor to a gas grill, you can put the hickory wood chips in a foil pouch or smoke box.

For this recipe, I like to add a bowl of water or beer to the grill. This helps provide extra moisture during cooking.

corned beef brisket on grill with thermometer

corned beef brisket on parchment to right, coals to left

Smoked Corned Beef Brisket

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corned beef, smoked
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

With this recipe, smoked corned beef brisket is almost as easy as opening the package and pouring yourself a beer.

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 3 cups water or beer

Instructions

  1. Light your coals until they are amber and start to ash. Add hickory wood chips and adjust your grill to reach 275F. Add a pan of water or beer off to the side of the coals.
  2. Remove the corned beef from the package. Rinse. Pat dry. Rub with provided seasoning pouch.
  3. Place on the grill over indirect heat. (Coals should not be directly under the meat). Cook until the internal temperature reaches 185F. Spritz occasionally with water or beer. 

  4. Add more coals, as needed, to keep the temperature steady. Once it reaches 185F, wrap it in parchment paper or foil and continue cooking until it reaches 199F. Let it rest 30 minutes before slicing.
  5. Slice and serve with sauerkraut and grilled potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Corned Beef Brisket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 2070mg90%
Potassium 505mg14%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.