Smoked Brisket

Smoked Brisket

Smoked BrisketSmoked Brisket

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Our friend brought us a brisket and here’s the story. We gave it a good rubbing with Pete’s Firehouse and smoked it for 4 hours at 250 degrees (121c). We enjoyed the rich beef flavor and it was so moist and tender no teeth were needed.

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours at 250 degrees (121c)
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill, with the Meat Probe
Pellets: Lumberjack Mesquite

 Ingredients: Smoked Brisket

  • 1 Brisket, this one was 4lbs.
  • Pete’s Firehouse BBQ Rub

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Smoked BrisketDo a Hot Sear on All Sides of the Meat

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Patti gave it a good rubbing with Pete’s Firehouse rub working it into the meat. Then, in a zip lock bag overnight in the fridge. Onto the grill for 4 hours at 250 degrees (121c), when we had an internal temp of 200 degrees (92c) we wrapped it in foil for two hours. Melt in your mouth tender…. we used a Maverick ProTemp instant read thermometer for checking temps.

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 (230c) for a quick clean burn.

When the Grill Grates are good and hot sear the meat on all sides. Do a good hot sear because you want the meat almost black. After your sear turn it back down to 250 degrees (121c). Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 4 hours. When you hit an internal temp of 200 degrees (92c) wrap it in foil for 2 hours.

Smoked BrisketAt 200 Degrees (92c) wrap it in Foil

At 200 Degrees (92c) wrap it in Foil

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Gas Grill
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours at 250 degrees (121c)
Grill: Any

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Preparing Grill: Medium heat with a cooking grate
Preparing Grill:  Low Indirect Heat

Preheat your grill to low heat (180 – 225) and turn off one side so you will be cooking with indirect heat. Add your wet hickory chips over the fire and oil the grill. A cooking spray is easiest for this. (Note: you can add your hickory directly to the grill or you can use foil smoke packets.(Two handfuls wet chips and one dry, fold foil into a packet, poke holes in it with a fork and you’re good to go.)

Preparing Charcoal Smoker

Get the smoker ready, you will want your temperature of around 180-225 degrees. Remember, you are going low and slow here. This will take all day (4-6 hours); make sure you have plenty of cold beer.

Smoked BrisketLook at the Smoke Ring

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Louisiana Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time.

It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Louisiana Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.

Smoked Brisket 
A Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Smoked BrisketLet’s Eat

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

 Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti

Our Thanks To:

Pete’s Firehouse BBQ
Rubs & Sauce
951 848 9764

Maverick Industries, Inc.

F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools

Pig Tail Food Flipper
845 756 3671

A storage container & dispenser for wood pellets

Lumberjack Wood Pellets
Jerry Brown

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