The best way to smoke meat is over indirect heat. This means that the firebox is set at a lower temperature than the cooking chamber. As the food cooks, the smoke rises into the cooking chamber where it mixes with the air inside.
Start with a dry rub.
Dry rubs are an easy way to add flavor to brisket without adding fat. They also help keep the brisket moist during the smoking process. You can use any spices you like, but some popular ones include salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne,chili powder, and black pepper.
Choose the Right Smoker Pellets
Pellet Recommendations: For milder smoke flavor, use cherry, apple, and pecan. For a more robust and distinct smoke flavor, use mesquite grilling pellets.
To strike a better balance between mellow and very strong smoke flavor, we recommend Texas Post Oak smoker grilling pellets. Post oak has a smoother flavor than typical oak wood and tastes slightly 'sweet. Another way to balance the smoke flavors is to use a custom pit master blend, such as Shuping Beef Blend (mesquite, pecan, post oak grilling pellets mixture).
Cook it low and slow.
If you’re using a pellet smoker, start with a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit (107 degrees Celsius). This will give you a nice smoke ring as well as tender meat. Once you reach 225 degrees, lower the heat to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius) and let the meat sit there until it reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius), then turn off the heat.
Let it rest.
After cooking, allow the meat to cool completely before slicing into it. You can do this by placing it in an ice bath or wrapping it in foil and putting it in the refrigerator.
Serve it up.
Once the meat has cooled down, slice it thinly across the grain. This will help keep the slices tender. If you prefer thicker slices, then cut them against the grain.
Shuping 100% Texas Post Oak Smoker Grilling Pellets
Shuping Texas Mesquite & Pecan Smoker Grilling Pellets Blend
Shuping 'Beef Blend' Mesquite, Pecan,Post Oak Smoker Grilling Pellets
Shuping Mesquite Smoker Pellets for Grilling, 100% Texas Mesquite Wood
Adkins Western Style Barbecue Seasoning for Beef, Pork, Poultry
Great American Land and Cattle Seasoning