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Brined Smoked Brisket

Traeger Kitchen


Brined Smoked Brisket

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

7 Hours

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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

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4

    Steps

    • 1

      Dissolve salt and sugar in 6 quarts boiling water. Add 6 cups ice then let it cool. Place the brisket in the brine and cover. Leave brine in the refrigerator overnight.
    • 2

      Remove the brisket from the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle evenly with Traeger Beef Rub.
    • 3

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 4

      Place the brisket on the Traeger, fat cap down and smoke for 3 hours.
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    • 5

      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 to 4 hours.
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    • 6

      Unwrap the brisket and place it unwrapped on the grill for 30 more minutes.
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    • 7

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