This Pit Boss Brisket Recipe is perfect for those who love the aroma and flavor of slow-cooked, smoked Brisket. This classic dish is ideal for family meals or large gatherings. Its bold flavors will impress you with their melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Each step in the cooking process is carefully planned to produce a delicious, tender meal.

What you need to smoke beef briskets on Pit Boss

It is easy to smoke a beef brisket using Pit Boss. You’ll need a few essential items to get started. You’ll first need a Pit Boss Smoker and enough wood pellets for the entire cook. A meat thermometer, a drip pan made of aluminum, and suitable BBQ gloves are also required. It would help to have a spray filled with apple vinegar and a container containing your favorite BBQ Rub.

Selecting the Beef Brisket

There are several things to take into consideration when choosing a beef brisket. It’s crucial first to know the type of Brisket you will use. There are two types of Brisket: flat and packer cut.

Flat-cut briskets are thinner but have less fat marbling. Packer briskets are more extensive and thicker. The size and type of Brisket will affect the cooking time and its overall taste.

Also, make sure the Brisket is not frozen. If you are selecting a brisket for cooking, make sure it is of a uniform thickness and shape. It should also be free from any tears or holes. Last, make sure the Brisket is soft enough and smooth.

Preparing for smoking

It is easy to prepare a tasty beef brisket that will be smoked. Select a high-quality brisket cut with some marbling to ensure the results are tender and flavorful.

Rub the Brisket in a mixture of seasonings you like and allow it to sit for an hour or more. Sprinkle the Brisket with coarse salt and black pepper before smoking it.

What kind of wood chips can be used

It’s essential to choose the suitable wood for your desired outcome. Hickory wood is the classic choice for brisket smoking, giving it a robust and smoky taste that many people love.

Oak is another excellent choice, especially when using beef brisket. It adds a subtle sweetness to the meat, bringing out its natural flavors. Mesquite adds a robust and smoky taste to beef brisket without being too overpowering.

Add apple or cherry wood chips to your Brisket to give it a sweeter taste. These woods are lovely and will balance the smokiness of your Brisket.

You’ll need about 1 cup of wood chips per 10 pounds of Brisket. Remember to soak your wood chip in water for an hour before adding them to your smoker.

How long does it take to smoke a brisket of beef

You should know how long it will take to cook a brisket of beef on a Pit Boss. This way, you can plan your cooking accordingly. Smoking beef, Brisket usually takes 8-10 hours on a Pit Boss. This is based upon an 8-10-pound brisket and the recommended temperature of your grill smoker.

Smoking a large brisket can take 16-18 hours. Smoking at a high temperature may also take less time.

Temperature monitoring

Throughout the cooking process, it is vital to monitor the temperature. When smoking brisket, a digital thermometer can be incredibly useful. It is essential to monitor the temperature of the Brisket as it cooks to achieve the desired result, a tender and juicy piece of meat.

You should monitor the temperature between 190 and 205degF. A brisket that is over 205degF becomes dry and tough. In general, cook meat for between 1-2 hours per pound.

For an accurate reading, insert the thermometer probe in the thickest part. Check the temperature throughout the cooking process to maintain the desired temperature.

Wrapping the Beef Brisket

When the temperature inside the beef brisket stops increasing, it’s time to wrap the Brisket. The stall is the process. Wrapping meat keeps it moist while cooking to the desired temperature.

You will first need either aluminum foil or butcher paper. Butcher paper will be preferred because it allows the smoke to reach your meat while retaining moisture.

Roll the Brisket up by placing it on butcher paper. Fold both ends towards each other. Secure the ends using aluminum foil or butcher paper to keep them together. Place the wrapped Brisket in the smoker, and cook until done.

Which side to serve

Its flavor is unparalleled, whether you grill it over charcoal or bake it in the oven. What sides are best served with briskets? Consider pairing it with classic side dishes like coleslaw or potato salad.

Coleslaw brings a crunchy, fantastic element to the plate to counteract the richness. The potato salad is also a great addition, providing a creamy contrast to the smoky flavors. Baked beans are a delicious addition to the dish, adding sweetness and texture.

With your Brisket, you can serve vegetables like zucchini, squash, and sweet potatoes. These sides add flavor and nutrition to your meal while tying it together.

Remember to serve hushpuppies, deep-fried cornmeal balls that are the perfect side dish for Brisket.

What to do with leftovers

You can use leftover smoked Brisket to make a variety of tasty dishes. You can make French dip sandwiches. Heat the leftover Brisket, then serve it with melted cheese on a hoagie bun.

It can make a smoked-brisket quesadilla with melted cheese, onions, jalapenos, and peppers. Add leftovers to a dish like macaroni, cheddar, or chili for a heartier meal.


8-12 lbs Beef Brisket

Yellow Mustard 1 cup

Kosher Salt, 1/2 cup

Black Pepper, 1/4 cup



Start by heating your smoker to 225F. Add your favorite wood chip. I use oak wood chips.

Mix black pepper with salt in a small dish.

Cover the Brisket generously with mustard.

Sprinkle the mixture of salt and pepper over the entire Brisket.

Place the Brisket with the short side up in the smoker. Smoke until the temperature drops (usually at around 165F after 4 to 5 hours of cooking).

Wrap the Brisket in butcher paper and continue smoking until the internal temperature reaches at least 205F. (usually, another 4 to 5 hours).

Remove the Brisket and remove the butcher paper. Let it rest for 1 hour before serving.