1/2 lbs Bacon
4 lbs Brisket Flat, Trimmed
TT Pit Boss Lonestar Brisket Rub
They say everything is better with bacon, and smoked brisket is no exception. We seasoned the brisket flat in our Texas-style Pit Boss Lonestar Brisket Rub then smoked it low and slow. Halfway through the cook, the flat is wrapped in bacon, which renders as it cooks, adding delicious moisture and flavor to the brisket.
A whole brisket (otherwise known as a packer cut) includes the 2 main sections of the cut intact. Those two sections are the point and the flat. A brisket flat is leaner than the point as it contains more muscle and less marbling. When you buy a brisket flat, it has had the point section removed during the butchering process.
For brisket, you need a hardwood that delivers a strong, smoky flavor. Our Hickory Blend Hardwood Pellets are the right choice for this recipe.
Place a deep, metal pan with water in the smoker while cooking the brisket. This will help the brisket retain moisture without having to wrap.