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Thinking of Smoking a Brisket

Never have smoked a brisket. I watched Dr BBQ's You Tube video and he uses a plate setter. Is this necessary? Pros and cons and any suggestions for a first timer would be appreciated. Thank you.


  • BudgeezerBudgeezer Posts: 617
    Check out Aaron Franklin's videos on YouTube.  
    Edina, MN

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    I have not done this but if Travis says I will go with it. Turbo Brisket (Travis) 350 until 195, need pan with beer. 10 lb app 6/7 hr then in a cooler wrapped in towels for a hour or so. When you unwrap, foil is full of juice!! put a lot of wood chips and chunks to get as much smoke in before the meat hits 140, good smoke ring most of the time. Cut against the grain.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Platesetter, yes. Even at 350° egg temp, you don't want to grill the brisket. You want to cook it so that the fat can render out before the IT hits 195°+.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer


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