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When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 225 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.
Trim the excess fat off the top of the brisket and down to ¼" inch on the bottom. Mix the salt, pepper, onion and garlic. Coat the brisket with a heavy coating of the spice mixture.
Place the brisket in the grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees, approximately 5-6 hours.
Remove brisket and wrap tightly in Traeger Butcher Paper. Place the wrapped brisket back in the grill and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 204 degrees F (about an additional 4-5 hours).
When the brisket reaches 204 degrees F, remove from grill and let rest for 30 minutes.
When ready to eat, unwrap brisket and slice against the grain. Enjoy!