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Brisket marinade necessary?

edited 7:07AM in EggHead Forum
Have had a lot of success with brisket 2000 recipe. Marinating overnight and cooking indirect low and slow. Have done several all great. I see some folks posting that they just score it on the fat cap and apply rub and then cook indirect. How does this compare with the marinade? In other words does the marinade help that much?[p]Thanks,[p]Ray Price


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,468
    Though I love that marinade recipe, it is not necessary to achieve a killer chunk-o-chest. Your favorite rub works wonders, as will very simple salt/pepper/garlic powder. The real kicker for a brisket is that BIG BEEF FLAVOR that you only get from a brisket. The marinade/rub is just icing on the cake....if you will pardon the cliché.[p]Just some thoughts.
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  •,[p]I have never been able to tell the difference between marinated and non-marinated brisket. IMHO, a properly cooked brisket does not need a marinade if you choose the correct rub.[p]Everybody's taste is different, so you should try it once yourself, with the only variable being the marinade.[p]Good luck,

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