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Beginner's Smoked Beef Brisket

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  • 1 (6 lb) flat cut brisket, trimmed

  • Traeger Beef Rub

  • 2 Cup beef broth, beer or cola

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce or barbecue sauce of choice

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    180 ˚F

  • 2

    Season the brisket on both sides with Traeger Beef Rub.

    • 1 (6 lb) flat cut brisket, trimmed

    • As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 3

    Make the mop sauce: In a clean spray bottle, combine the beef broth, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

    • 2 Cup beef broth, beer or cola

    • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, apple cider or apple juice

    • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 4

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the brisket. Place the brisket, fat-side down, directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 3-4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.
  • 5

    Increase the grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook, spraying occasionally with the mop sauce, until the internal temperature reaches 204℉, 6-8 hours more.

    225 ˚F

    204 ˚F

  • 6

    Remove the brisket from the grill, wrap in foil, and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • 7

    Unwrap the brisket and slice against the grain into pieces the width of a pencil. Serve with Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce. Enjoy!

    • As Needed Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce or barbecue sauce of choice

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