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Smoked Brisket Recipe

Smoked Brisket Recipe

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How To Make Smoked Brisket

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 15 minutes



  • 4 lbs of brisket
  • 2 tbsp of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • Wood chips (hickory or mesquite) for smoking


  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper to make a rub.

  3. Pat the brisket dry with a paper towel and generously apply the rub all over the brisket.

  4. Place the brisket on the smoker, fat side up, and close the lid.

  5. Smoke the brisket for 6-8 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195°F.

  6. Remove the brisket from the smoker and wrap it tightly in foil. Let it rest for 1 hour.

  7. Slice the brisket against the grain and serve.


  • Calories : 600kcal
  • Total Fat : 40g
  • Saturated Fat : 14g
  • Cholesterol : 200mg
  • Sodium : 1560mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 2g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Protein : 58g
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