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Brisket

Brisket — BBQ food royalty, the holy grail of hot smoked meat, and the one thing most pitmasters strive to perfect in their career.

Below you will find our collection of articles on sourcing, preparing, smoking, and serving brisket.

There's not much on brisket we haven't covered below!

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Brisket

Best Woods for Smoking Brisket, What I Use, and What Others Use

Burning different woods creates different aromas and flavors, meaning you should consider the smoke you use as another food ingredient like any other. Not all wood smokes are suited to every meat, so choose and pair them carefully. With that in mind, here are the best flavor woods to pair with brisket.

A BBQ smoked brisket half wrapped in foil, steaming after being opened.
Brisket

When to Wrap Brisket, How and What With — If At All!

Should you wrap brisket when smoking? And if you’re going to wrap your brisket mid-cook, at which point should you do so? And what do you base this on? Time? Temperature? How it looks? Find out in our comprehensive guide to wrapping brisket.

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Brisket Point Vs Flat — What’s the Difference? Which is Best?

The brisket is two muscles joined, commonly called the point and the flat, that when bought together are described as a whole packer brisket. What is the difference between these two halves? Why choose one over the other? Which do most think is best? Let's find out.

A smoked and sliced wagyu brisket on a cutting board.
Brisket

What is Wagyu Beef? What Makes it so Special and so Loved?

Wagyu beef is widely regarded as the best in the world, and it’s certainly up there with the most expensive! Epic marbling and flavor, it’s a luxury and a treat. Combine that with the king of low n slow smoked meats to get Wagyu brisket? Now we’re talking epic!

Close up of brisket burnt ends.
Brisket

How to Make Burnt Ends — Melt in Your Mouth, Cubed Brisket Candy

Burnt ends are the point end of the brisket, cubed, sprinkled with sugar, then coated in sauce and returned to the smoker until they become melt-in-your-mouth, beefy candy bites. There are many methods and recipes you can follow to produce your own. Here’s our take on them, which we’re sure you’ll love.

Moist looking sliced smoked brisket with a smoke ring.
Brisket

How to Slice a Brisket for Max Tenderness (Cut Across the Grain)

After hours of nursing a brisket through a low n slow smoke until perfect doneness, you don’t want to miss any trick when it comes to serving. You need to slice a brisket against the grain to get the most tender mouthfeel. Here’s how to cut a brisket correctly for the best results.

Close up shot of a brisket injection.
Brisket

Beef Brisket Injection: Why, How and 3 Best Recipes

The worst fear of any outdoor cook when tackling brisket is it drying out. Injecting adds moisture, as well as ramps up the flavor profile. See 3 of the best beef brisket injection recipes below, as well as a guide and tips on how to inject the right way.

Slices of smoked beef brisket.
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Aaron Franklin Brisket Recipe — Step-by-Step With Videos to Follow

Here’s how to BBQ brisket, as described by Aaron Franklin, widely regarded as one of the top brisket cooks and experts to ever fire up a smoker. With a complete description of his process and videos to follow, you can perfectly recreate his epic brisket for yourself!