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Beginner's SmokedBeef Brisket

Difficulty 2/5
Prep time 15 mins

Cook time 8-12 hrs
Serves 4-6

Hardwood Mesquite

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1 (6 lb) Brisket Flat, Trimmed

Traeger Beef Rub, as needed

2 cups Beef Broth, Beer or Cola

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, Apple Cider or Apple Juice


When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Season the on both sides with the Traeger Beef Rub.

Make the Mop Sauce: In a clean spray bottle, combine the beef broth, beer, or cola with apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

Arrange the brisket fat-side down on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.

Increase the grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook, spraying occasionally with mop sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reaches 204℉, this should take about 6 to 8 hours.

Foil the meat and let it rest for 30 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife across the grain into pencil-width slices.

Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

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