Award Winning Brisket

Award Winning Brisket


  • 6 to 8 pound brisket
  • Your choice of Traeger Rub (Prime Rib, Beef Shake, BBQ, or your secret blend)


Cooks all day from 8am to 5 pm.

At 8:00: Turn on the grill to smoke with the lid open for 10 minutes. Rinse brisket and pat dry with paper towels. Trim any excess fat, but leave ¼” or so. Apply your choice of Traeger rub generously all over the brisket. (Prime Rib, Beef Shake, BBQ or your secret blend). Place directly on the grill fat side up and close lid. Cook on “smoke” setting from approximately 8:00am to 3:00pm. Turn every 2 hours.

At 3:00pm: Take brisket off grill and place on a disposable foil roasting pan. Cut up a whole onion and cover the top of the brisket. Fill bottom of roasting pan with a ½” of your favorite beer. Turn grill up to medium (350 degrees). Cover pan with foil. Cook on medium from 3:00 to 4:30.

At 4:30: Take foil off brisket, (Optional: Cover with your favorite Traeger BBQ sauce) and cook until approximately 5:00 pm…then ENJOY!