Competition Brisket

AuthorChristie
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

The temps and steps you need to know to smoke competition brisket.

Smoked Brisket

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time12 hrsCook Time20 hrsTotal Time1 day 480 hrs -26 min

 1 whole brisket
 1 cup beef broth
 BBQ rub
 Apple cider vinegar

1

Trim excess fat from the brisket.

2

Inject the brisket with beef broth. Rub it liberally with your favorite BBQ rub. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3

Set the smoker to 225 degrees with your favorite wood chunks, chips or pellets.

4

Smoke fat-side-up, spritzing with apple cider vinegar every two hours, until a thermometer placed in the flat end of the meat measures 165 degrees. Make sure the smoker maintains a steady temp.

5

Spritz the brisket one more time, and tightly wrap it in two layers of foil.

6

Continue smoking until the brisket is 203 degrees.

7

Wrap in another piece of foil and a towel, and place it in a cooler (without ice) for at least 3 hours.

8

Slice and serve.

TIPS

This is the basic recipe for those familiar with smoking brisket.

For more detailed tips, pictures, a recipe for burnt ends and a handy infographic, click here.

Ingredients

 1 whole brisket
 1 cup beef broth
 BBQ rub
 Apple cider vinegar

Directions

1

Trim excess fat from the brisket.

2

Inject the brisket with beef broth. Rub it liberally with your favorite BBQ rub. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3

Set the smoker to 225 degrees with your favorite wood chunks, chips or pellets.

4

Smoke fat-side-up, spritzing with apple cider vinegar every two hours, until a thermometer placed in the flat end of the meat measures 165 degrees. Make sure the smoker maintains a steady temp.

5

Spritz the brisket one more time, and tightly wrap it in two layers of foil.

6

Continue smoking until the brisket is 203 degrees.

7

Wrap in another piece of foil and a towel, and place it in a cooler (without ice) for at least 3 hours.

8

Slice and serve.

Competition Brisket
2017-11-03T13:09:17+00:00

About the Author:

I love to cook outdoors. Give me a smoker, a grill or even a campfire, and I’ll serve you up a meal you won’t forget.

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