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Marinating Brisket?

ATXATX Posts: 98
edited 4:54PM in EggHead Forum
Hey everyone. I was thinking of doing a brisket this coming weekend and thought of marinating it in some Shiner Bach beer for a day or two before I rub it and throw it on the egg. Does anyone have any experience in marinating brisket? Suggestions on time? Is it even worth the hassle?
Thanks in advance.


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,342
    Howdy ATX. I really don't think marinating in beer is going to buy you much flavor wise. Injecting a reduced beef broth will actually get some flavor (and salt) into the meat.

    But still, a good dose of rub is really all you need. Brisket has a lot of flavor on its own.

    Happy brisketeering.
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  • ATX,

    I've tried marinating brisket a couple of times, and while you can definitely taste it, it doesn't make a huge difference. I've decided to forgo the additional time and expense of marinading, and don't bother anymore.

  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    Cool, thanks for the input. Think I'll keep things simple skip the marinade & load up on the rub.
  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    Thanks for the input. Gonna KISS and skip the marinade.
  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    OK, so one more question. If I get the brisket tonight would it be ok in the fridge until Friday when I plan on putting it on the egg? (I'll probably rub it on Thursday and let the rub soak in overnight)
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,333
    drink the shiners while injecting the brisket. brisket is just to dense, injecting is a much better way. watch out for the injectors with holes up the needle, it's easy to spray the kitchen walls.

    anybody tell ya, you look like a young clint eastwood......LOL

    tom ACGP, Inc.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
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