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need a recipie for 8 pound brisket

ATLEggHeadATLEggHead Posts: 4
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I'm cooking an 8 pound brisket tomorrow and I need a recipe. Also ,do I need to use my place setter?


  • Do a forum search for ribs and brisket ala zippy. I'm sure there are also plenty in the recipe section. I've never done one but i've printed off a few ideas for the time I do. B)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,547
    Here is one I got from Pat this summer, not the normal but eggtremely moist and egglicious..

    This recipe was given to me by my BGE salesman at Pinch-A-Penny here in Melbourne, Fl.


    1 Whole Brisket
    1 12 Ozs Beer
    12 oz Water
    1/2 cup Brown sugar
    10 Shakes Worcestershire Sauce
    4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
    1 Tbs Cayenne pepper
    5 Shakes Tabasco, to taste
    2 Tsp Onion powder,
    2 Tsp Dry mustard.
    S&P to taste
    Heat and Serve:
    2 Pkgs Au Jus, Mix as per package instructions.

    1 One whole brisket with fat trimmed then cut in half (to fit in steamer trays later---8 X 10 which are 1/2 commercial tray size).
    2 Rub the night before with your favorite steak rub, I use Montreal Steak Seasoning.
    3 Place both pieces on the egg at 250-275 direct for 1 1/2 hrs each side.
    4 Remove brisket pieces and put in steamer trays, 8 X 10 inches, dividing the liquid. mix and cover tightly with foil.
    5 Return to egg at 250 indirect (they can be stacked on top of each other) and leave for 4 to 5 hours.
    6 Remove and discard cooking liquid, slice against the grain and add au jus sauce (about 2 cups each container) and serve.
    7 If precooking for the next day wait until you are ready to reheat to add the au jus.
    8 Not the conventional way to make a brisket but it is really easy and the taste is great.!

    Recipe Type
    Beef, Main Dish

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, FlaPoolMan, 2008/06/30
  • platesetter is a yes. Rub with your favorite, I also top the rub with turbinado sugar. Smoke indirect at 250 until it hits 190-195. Pull, foil and let it rest for about 2 hours.
  • I put some rub on, whatever I have available. In the egg indirect at 250 dome until meat temp hits about 185. I pull it and place it in a cooler for a couple of hours to rest. They have always came out eating prime rib tender. In fact I usually have to cool it down in the fridge before I can slice it without it just falling apart.
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    I am about to run out and get a brisket for my first try. I am planning on doing a butt and a brisket. However I do not have experience with the Brisket and was going to them essentailly the same method indirect @ 250 grid until 190ish. I am more concerned with getting an appropriate cut of meat. Do you guys seek out choice or select grades of meat? I have read a couple postings that said that was important.
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