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First Brisket - To brine or not to brine?

Hello everyone,

I am preparing to cook my first brisket top (not a whole brisket) in the BGE.

The question I have for fellow EGGheads is should it be brined before cooking?
If so, for how long and what is a good brine recipe?



  • I've never seen anyone here recommend brining a brisket. Injecting, yes. In any case, my suggestion is to keep it as simple as possible the first time.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,815
    The guru, Centex... Trim, rub, cook with oak chunks. I never doubt the guru.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,751
    henapple said:

    The guru, Centex... Trim, rub, cook with oak chunks. I never doubt the guru.

    Don't you mean Captain Brisket?
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