Famous Dave’s Smoked Texas Beef Brisket
Ensure brisket is completely thawed before smoking Check thickness of fat. Fat should be 1/4" to 3/8". Trim as needed. Brisket should have a raw weight of 10 to 14 lbs. Season each piece with Brown Sugar, Famous Dave's Retail Rib Rub and Black Pepper.
Smoke briskets for 12 to 14 hours Maintain Smoker at 225ºF. Use whole log wood. Hickory, Maple or Oak, whatever works best for you Place brisket on smoker rack, fat side up; flat side towards hottest part of smoker Set a timer to check brisket temperature after ten hours Do not open and close smoker as brisket is smoking. Keep closed for consistent smoke Smoke brisket to 195ºF.
Briskets should hold a minimum of 1 hour before using from the smoker. This will keep the juices from purging.
Cut brisket in half where the point ends and flat begins Slice approximately ¼" thick across the grain.