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Brined Smoked Brisket

Brined Smoked Brisket

By Traeger Kitchen

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.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

7 Hr




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Units of Measurment:
1 (5-7 lb) flat cut brisket
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup kosher salt
1/4 Cup Traeger Beef Rub


  • 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.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

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

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 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.

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C

    204 ˚F / 96 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 6

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

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C


  • 7

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

How to Slice a Brisket Against the Grain

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