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Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket by Doug Scheiding

Doug Scheiding


Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket by Doug Scheiding

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

18 Hours

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Texas Beef Blend

This brisket recipe is worthy of any true Texan. Our full packer is injected with Butchers Prime, sprayed down with apple juice, rubbed with a Traeger Prime Rib and Coffee Rub mix, topped with black pepper and smoked over oak wood.

Ingredients

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6

    Steps

    • 1

      Trim fat cap off the top of brisket and remove all silverskin. Trim off any brown areas such as on the side of the brisket. Make a long cut with the grain on the flat (thin side) of the brisket and a short cut again on the flat to show direction of cuts after cooking. Trim bottom fat cap to about 1/4 inch thickness.
    • 2

      Combine Butcher BBQ Prime Brisket Injection and water. Inject into the brisket with the grain in a checkerboard fashion. Rub entire brisket with canola oil then spritz with apple juice and let sit for 30 minutes.
    • 3

      Combine both Traeger rubs and season brisket liberally. Season the top with the black pepper.
    • 4

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 5

      Place brisket directly on the grill grate and cook 8 to 12 hours fat side down. Spritz with apple juice every 30 to 45 minutes after the first 3 hours.
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    • 6

      After 8 hours, begin taking the temperature by inserting about two-thirds of the way up into the thickest part. It should register between 150℉ to 160℉. Once the brisket registers 160℉, wrap with two sheets of aluminum foil leaving one end open. Pour in remaining brisket injection and seal foil packet. Increase the temperature on the grill to 225℉ and place wrapped brisket directly on grill grate. Cook for another 3 to 4 hours until internal temperature registers 204℉.
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    • 7

      Remove from the grill and place in a cooler wrapped in a towel to rest for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, cut slices about the thickness of a pencil against the grain. If desired, separate cooking liquid from fat and pour juices over cut slices of brisket. Enjoy!
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