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Traeger BBQ Brisket

Traeger BBQ Brisket

By Traeger Kitchen

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

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

9 Hrs




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
1 (12-14 lb) whole packer brisket, trimmed
As Needed Traeger Beef Rub


  • 1

    Season the brisket liberally with Traeger Beef Rub, then wrap in plastic wrap. Transfer the wrapped brisket to the refrigerator and let sit for 12-24 hours.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


  • 3

    Unwrap the brisket. Insert the probe into the thickest part of the meat, then place directly on the grill grates, fat-side down. Close the lid and cook until internal temperature reaches 160℉, about 6 hours.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C


  • 4

    Remove the brisket from the grill and wrap in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

  • 5

    Place the wrapped brisket back on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 204℉, 3-4 hours more.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    204 ˚F / 96 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the brisket from the grill and let rest in the foil for at least 30 minutes. Unwrap and slice against the grain. Enjoy!

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