Hi folks, Shane here.
Welcome to the “How To Smoke Meats” Video Tutorial Series.
And, I am glad to be here to share with you the 5 Pro Tips to Delicious Smoked Beef Brisket.
USDA Beef Grades
If you are not smoking a great cut of meat, your best efforts will not make much difference.
The meat available at the supermarket or butcher is broadly classified as PRIME, CHOICE, or SELECT grades.
What you may not know, is that PRIME and CHOICE grades have three (3) sub-grades that are not disclosed on the package, identified as MINUS, ZERO, AND PLUS. Think of these sub-grades as GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST, because that is exactly what they are.
All three sub-grades of PRIME meat combined make up, approximately 3 % of all graded beef, with about one-tenth of one percent being PRIME-PLUS, or the very best top grade, and is reserved by meat wholesalers for their very best customers, usually fine hotels and restaurants.
If you ever wondered why that fifty-dollar restaurant steak was so delicious, well, now you know.
Monitor Internal Smoker and Meat Temperatures
If you are not already using a high-quality alarm and temperature probes, now is the time to install them before your next smoking session.
Otherwise, you really will not know when to remove the brisket from the smoker in anticipation of carryover cooking and run the risk of drying out a very expensive piece of meat.
Avoid Over Smoking.
More smoke does not mean better, more smoke can meat bitter, and render your beef brisket unfit for consumption.
Most of the smoking process is complete in the first few hours, so consider covering the brisket in foil after that point.
Let the meat rest.
Avoid cutting into the brisket for at least 30 minutes, and consider allowing to rest in the oven on low for 2-4 hours.
Keep a detailed Smoker Log
Think of your Smoker Log as a personal assistant there to help you be more organized and improve productivity, it’s a tool to help record your last smoking session details so you can consistently improve your results.
Well, that’s the 5 Pro Tips to Delicious Smoked Beef Brisket.
Hopefully, this video has been helpful for you.
Remember, Love, Laugh, and Bon Appetit.
Now, let’s get smok’in.