Smoking Your First Brisket – Advice From Aaron Franklin

How to smoke your first brisket

Brisket is notoriously difficult cut of meat to master. Many amateur pitmasters have turned a 4lb brisket into a 4lb hunk of beef jerky.  You shouldn’t let these horror stories put you off though. There is no greater accomplishment than slicing a juicy, perfectly cooked brisket after 12 hours tending to your smoker. If you […]

How to Reheat Brisket (without making it dry)

How to reheat brisket

I love cooking brisket. Especially a whole packer style brisket. The problem is that once my family (and dog) have eaten our full, there’s usually still a few pounds of meat leftover. And if you’ve ever tried to reheat leftover brisket you’ve probably noticed that it tastes nothing like the delicious smoked brisket you were […]

9 Leftover Beef Brisket Recipes

Leftover beef brisket recipes

After smoking a brisket, no matter how lip-smackingly delicious it was, there are almost always leftovers. A brisket yields a lot of meat. If you are looking for some ideas for how to use your leftover brisket, then check out this list of 9 great ideas to get your mouth watering (again). 1) Brisket Grilled […]

Should You Cook Brisket Fat Side Up or Down?

Brisket fat side up on smoker

There are some topics in the world of barbecue that have never really been put to bed. Whether to cook your brisket fat side up or down is one of them. If you are new to barbecuing, this may be a burning question that you have not been brave enough to ask out loud. Or, […]

Guide to wrapping brisket

You can’t call yourself a true backyard pitmaster until you have mastered brisket. The only problem is that brisket is notoriously difficult to master for many reasons. There are plenty of things that can go wrong. But, when you get it right it is a thing of beauty. There are tons of recipes and how-to […]