Traeger Grills Smoked Brisket

Traeger Grills Smoked Brisket
  • 1 12-14 pound whole brisket, trimmed*
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  1. Preheat the Traeger Grill to 225°F.
  2. Generously season the brisket with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the brisket directly on the grill grates and close the lid. Smoke until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (roughly 5-7 hours).
  3. Roll out a large piece of butcher paper (or heavy-duty foil). Place the brisket in the center of the paper, roll the edge up and fold down to create a leak-proof seal. Return the brisket to the smoker, place it seam-side down and allow the weight of the brisket to keep the fold closed. 
  4. Continue smoking at 225°F until the internal temperature reaches 204°F (roughly 3-5 hours). 
  5. Remove the brisket from the smoker and place on a large cutting board to rest for 30-60 minutes. 
  6. Cut the brisket abasing the grain. Serve as is or with your favorite Traeger Grills BBQ sauce.
*If you're working with a smaller brisket, simply decrease the amount of seasoning. The cook times will only vary slightly but on average it should take around 11-13 hours to reach the finish temperature even if you're working with a 6 pound brisket.

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