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Traeger BBQ Brisket

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

9 Hours




Say hello to bold hickory hardwood flavor. This brisket is given a Traeger Beef Rub coating then smoked low n’ slow to tender perfection.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 1 (12-14 lb) whole packer brisket, trimmed

  • Traeger Beef Rub


  • 1

    Coat meat liberally with Traeger Beef Rub. When seasoned, wrap brisket in plastic wrap. Transfer wrapped brisket to the refrigerator and let sit for 12 to 24 hours.


    • 1 (12-14 lb) whole packer brisket, trimmed

    • As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 3

    Remove brisket from plastic wrap and place fat side down on the grill grate. Cook for 6 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160℉.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 4

    Remove brisket from the grill and wrap in a double layer of foil.
  • 5

    Place foiled brisket back on grill and cook until it reaches a finished internal temperature of 204℉, this should take an additional 3 to 4 hours.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe204 ˚F

  • 6

    Remove from grill and rest in the foil for at least 30 minutes. Slice against the grain. Enjoy!

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