In professional BBQ competitions, brisket separates the men from the boys. Every team has their own special ritual to prepare the beef primal cut known as brisket.
- long slow cooking over low heat
- internal temp of 190 F
- achieve temp gradually
- rush it & it tastes like rubber
- some teams cook up to 20 hours
- plan on cooking at least 6 hours
The Holla-N-Swalla squad cooked the brisket pictured above in approximately 7 hours.
For extra flavor & tenderness mop the brisket with a vinegar-beer mop as it cooks.
Approximately four hours into cook, wrap brisket in aluminum foil and place back on smoker. This helps keep the brisket tender during cooking.