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Brined Smoked Brisket

Difficulty 2/5
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Prep time 8 hrs

Cook time 7 hrs
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Serves 4-6

Hardwood Mesquite

Low and slow makes for brisket perfection. This beef brisket is brined, seasoned generously with Traeger Beef rub, and cooked over mesquite for a smoked meat sure to elevate your BBQ game.

Ingredients

Brined Brisket

1 (5-7 lb) Brisket

Brine

1/2 cup Kosher Salt

1 cup Light Brown Sugar

2 qrts Water, Boiling

6 cups Ice

Preparation

Dissolve salt and sugar in boiling water. Add ice then let it cool. Place the brisket in the brine and cover, leave it brine in the refrigerator overnight.

When ready to cook, remove the brisket from the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle evenly with Traeger Beef Rub.

When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. 

Place the brisket on the Traeger, fat cap down and smoke for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, double wrap the brisket in foil and turn the temperature up to 275℉. Cook meat until internal temperature reaches 204℉, about 3-4 hours.

Unwrap the brisket and place it unwrapped on the grill for 30 more minutes.

Remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing against the grain. Enjoy!

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

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