Salt, pepper, beef and low and slow smoke: What else could you want? This smoked brisket recipe is definitely worth trying, whether you are an experienced pitmaster or just a beginner!  And if you are going in for a competition, try this: Wagyu brisket!  You heard right.  Wagyu brisket!

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What you will need:

  • Beef brisket
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Wood for smoking, preferably oak but you can use any wood you prefer.

Easy Smoked Brisket Recipe: Texas Brisket

For the seasoning, mix the salt and black pepper (60/40 salt to pepper). Apply liberally to the brisket, making sure to cover all sides.

Get the grill running. When the temperature has stabilized at 250 degrees, it is time to put the brisket on there. Also put a pan with water on the grill to keep moisture at a good level.

Smoke for about one hour per pound of meat. When the meat starts to darken, wrap the brisket. Cook until the brisket is so tender a toothpick slides right in.

Let the meat rest for an hour. Slice against the grain, and serve according to your preference.

Enjoy your smoked brisket recipe!

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