Most recipes that you will find online are too long or they involve too many steps to follow. This Best Brisket Recipe on Pit Boss Pellet Grill is simple yet delicious when cooked.
Although I have tried to elaborate on the rather too simple recipe from Pit Boss, I promise that this following guide will get you to cook the best brisket in the most simple way that you can.
You might come across many recipes on the internet, and most of them are pretty tedious and hard to follow.
That is why I made this guide for you to follow for a more simple one.
Brisket is one of the best cuts of meat that you can cook. It can be tricky as it can sometimes be too dry when you do not cook it the right way and just cook it over high temperatures.
The secret is to be patient and not rush the process or else the brisket will be tough and dry.
This process will teach you exactly what you need to do and how you should do it properly.
There are also some tips within the process so make sure to read the whole guide to get a better understanding of how the cooking method works and how the brisket cooks.
What You Will Need
Following my original recipe, if you need the best results, you are going to need to select the best ingredients.
Here, we will look at the things that you should look for in a brisket before buying one.
A cut of brisket is not supposed to be all meat as you need some fats in between the muscles to make sure that there is proper marbling in the meat to not dry out during cooking.
You can select a brisket with white lines/marbling along with the deep red color of the actual meat.
That way, you will know that the juices will get in between the spaces and keep it juicy.
The easiest way to select the best brisket is to ask the butcher if they choose or prime cuts.
Choice cuts are cuts of meat that have decent marbling and high fat to meat ratio.
On the other hand, prime cuts are the best choices as they also have proper marbling in them while also being able to produce the right balance of flavor, juiciness, and tenderness.
Then again, it will depend largely on your preferences whether you want a high-fat content or something with more flavors. I recommend getting a prime cut for this recipe, however.
To serve up to 8 people, you will need about 12 to 15 pounds of brisket.
You can go for a lighter one if you need to feed fewer people to not have to deal with too many leftover briskets.
Briskets are already a delicious cut of beef which means that it does not need any additional flavors.
So for the seasoning, we will just be using the Pit Boss Beef and Brisket Rub.
Brisket On A Pit Boss Pellet Grill
Step 1: Remove The Fats
If you have a frozen brisket, make sure to defrost it by leaving it in the fridge overnight.
From there, you will need to prepare it by trimming off excess fats, especially the fat cap above it.
The fat cap is a huge slab of fat found on the brisket and you need to trim off some of it.
You will only need around 1/4 inch of that fat to ensure the brisket does not dry out when cooking.
Do this by using a sharp flexible knife and glide through the fat cap.
Make sure to leave an even amount of fat on the area to ensure that all parts of the brisket will remain juicy and tender.
Step 2: Season The Brisket
Get your Pit Boss Beef And Brisket Rub and season the brisket with it.
Be generous with it and make sure that you rub it all over the brisket to ensure that the flavors are balanced.
You can also get your favorite rub and do the same. I love the Pit Boss Bee And Brisket Rub but you can still use your favorite rub if you think that this one is a bit off for you.
There are also times where I would want a spicier version so just like what I do, you can add some spices with the rub.
Just mix them in a bowl first to balance out the spices in the rub.
Step 3: Preheat The Pit Boss Pellet Grill
This is a pretty easy task as the grills from Pit Boss provide everything you need.
The challenge here is to select the type of wood pellet that you should use to enhance the flavor of the brisket.
There are some suggestions from Pit Boss and according to them, you should go with their very own Competition Blend Hardwood Pellets as it has a stronger smoky flavor than most pellets.
It is a combination of different nut woods like hickory, mesquite, and pecan.
If you think the pellets emit a smoky flavor that is too strong, you can use fruity wood pellets like apples.
So load up the pellet hopper with the pellets of your choice and then preheat the grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Close the lid for at least 15 minutes to get the temperature even inside.
Step 4: Smoke The Brisket
Place the brisket in the grill and let it smoke with its fat side up.
Placing it directly on the grill grates will allow it to absorb more smoke and cook at a more even rate in the grill.
Close the lid and allow the brisket to smoke for at least 8 to 10 hours.
Nearing the 8-hour mark, insert a meat probe into the thickest part of the brisket to measure the internal temperature.
The goal is for the brisket to reach an internal temperature of 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is the temperature where the heat would have killed all the bacteria and contaminants in the meat.
Step 5: Let It Rest
Once the brisket reaches the internal temperature you are looking for, remove it from the grill, wrap it immediately with pink butcher paper, and then wrap it with a towel.
Place the wrapped brisket in a cooler and then let it rest there for at least an hour, this allows the juices to sit and get back into the meat to give off a juicy and tender finish on the brisket.
After that, you can then slice the brisket while it is still warm. Serve with your choice of side dish, gravy, or drinks to enjoy a protein-filled meal with your family and friends.
If you want a large meal to share with your family and friends, then you should get a nice prime cut of brisket. This is one of the best cuts of meat that you can get from cows.
Cooking the brisket is simple but you have to be careful not to rush the process.
Smoking brisket takes hours to prevent it from drying out and becoming tough.
By following the process above, you will make the best meal for your family and friends. You can even edit it a little bit by using your favorite seasonings for the brisket!
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