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Beginner's Smoked Beef Brisket

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Beginner's Smoked Beef Brisket

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

12 Hours

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Mesquite

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Ingredients

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4

    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 2

      Season on both sides with the Traeger Beef Rub.
    • 3

      Make the Mop Sauce: In a clean spray bottle combine the beef broth, beer or cola with apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
    • 4

      Arrange the brisket fat-side down on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.
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    • 5

      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.
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    • 6

      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!
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