1. How to Prepare Beef Brisket When selecting your beef brisket, it's important to make sure it has a thick layer of fat on it. As the meat cooks, a thick coating of fat will slowly melt over it, giving it moisture and a wonderful flavor.
When brisket is dry and brined with spice for an entire night, it will have the finest flavor and texture possible. Try to do it at least 2-4 hours before smoking if this isn't possible.
2. Cut the Brisket Off How well your meat cooks and even how it tastes depends depend on how much fat you leave on it.
Don't forget to give your brisket a good rub. This will enhance rather than overshadow the smokey cooking flavors.
3. Warm Up the Electric Smoker Whatever kind of wood chips you use, make sure they are dry hardwoods. Drying out will guarantee that your smoke is pure.
4. Cooking Beef Brisket Before cooking, make sure the brisket has been out of the refrigerator for at least an hour. This will aid in bringing it to room temperature and improve the cooking.
When prepared, place your meat on the smoker's rack. Make sure to position it with the fat side facing up.
By doing this, you can be sure that as the fat starts to melt, it will do so over the meat, giving it a moist, fatty flavor.
How Much Time Does It Take to Smoke Brisket? Although 190°F/90°C is the ideal temperature to live by, a general rule of thumb is one hour per pound. Accordingly, it will take roughly 5 hours to prepare a 5 lb. brisket.
Keep in mind that the flat and the point are the two primary components of your brisket. Due to the differences in their composition, these parts required separate approaches. use a good knife for cutting the brisket properly.