Brisket for the whole family

Brisket for the whole family

The size of a brisket is usually a bit too much.That is why we suggest this recipe, here we use just a part of the brisket (the flat section) so we can cook this piece in a fraction of the time, for a fraction of the cost.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 11 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 722 kcal


  • 1 piece brisket flat section

Spray liquid

  • 500 ml beef broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • ¼ piece onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pieces cloves
  • 2 pieces bey leaves


  • 1 part salt
  • ½ part brown black pepper
  • ¼ part onion powder
  • part garlic powder


  • Trim all the vet at the bottom and make it look good.
  • Make a rub by mixing all the ingredients for the rub together.
  • Sprinkle a thick layer of rub on the brisket (all the sides) don’t be shy. 
  • Fire up the barbecue and set the temperature to 120°C/240°F.
  • And add some smoke wood to your liking, PitmasterX uses beach wood for a mild smoke flavor, you can also use oak for a stronger flavor.    
  • Put the brisket with the vat cap down over indirect heat so that the vat cap can act as a shield and can keep all the moisture in the meat.  
  • Place a thermometer in the thickest part of the brisket so we can keep an eye on the temperature.
  • Let this sit until the core temperature is around 72°C/160°F.
  • Now it’s time to make the spray liquid.
  • Take a pan and put all the ingredients for the liquid in it. 
  • Let this simmer for 10 minutes, then let it cool down until it’s warm to the touch.
  • Put the mixture in a sprayer and spray the brisket.
  • Repeat this every time the brisket looks dry.
  • When the brisket hits the core temperature of that 72°C/161°F, wrap it in butcher paper and place it back. (Vat cap up this time)
  • Wait approximately 4 hours longer until the core temperature gets to 92°C/198°F.
  • Let the brisket rest for 60 minutes in a cool box and your brisket is done!



Calories: 722kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 96gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 281mgSodium: 978mgPotassium: 1619mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Barbecue, BBQ, Brisket, masterbuilt, PitmasterX, Smoke, Smoker
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Brisket for the whole family
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