There's nothing quite like the taste of smoked brisket. The smokey flavor is perfect for barbecue lovers, and it's a dish that you can enjoy all year round. If you're looking to learn how to smoke a brisket, you've come to the right place. This blog post will talk about how to smoke a brisket on a hybrid grill and how the Encore Grill from American Made Grills can help make your smoking experience easier and more enjoyable.

How to Smoke a Brisket

The Multi-Fuel Loading System at work in the Encore Hybrid Grill

You need to know a few things before you start smoking a brisket. First, you'll need to choose the proper cut of meat. Brisket is a tough cut of meat, so it's crucial to select one that is fatty and marbled.

You'll also need to decide how you want to cook your brisket. There are two main methods - smoking or braising. Smoking is the traditional way to cook a brisket, and it gives the meat a smoky flavor that is perfect for barbecue lovers. Braising is a slower cooking method that produces tender, juicy brisket.

Smoking is the best option if you're using a hybrid grill like the Encore Grill from American Made Grills. The Encore Grill has individual fuel trays for your favorite hardwood that allows you to smoke your meat at low temperatures, and the consistent heat ensures that your dish will be cooked evenly and with consistent results.

Luscious smoked brisket, sliced and gorgeous!

Basic Steps to Smoke a Brisket

The brisket is one of the most popular cuts of meat for smoking, and it gives the meat a smoky flavor that is perfect for barbecue lovers. Braising is a slower cooking method that produces tender, juicy brisket.

Whether using a smoker, charcoal grill, or gas grill, the basic steps of smoking a brisket are:

  1. Trim excess fat
  2. Apply a dry rub
  3. Smoke the meat at low temperatures, about 225°
  4. Wrap the meat in foil and continue smoking it
  5. Let the meat rest for 30 minutes before slicing
A brisket and dry rub - getting prepped for smoking

A Common Dry Rub for Brisket

There are endless possibilities when it comes to dry rubs for brisket, but here's a simple everyday recipe that you can use:

Common Brisket Dry Rub Ingredients: Equal parts of brown sugar, Kosher salt, Paprika, Chili powder, Garlic powder, and Onion powder.

Common Brisket Dry Rub Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply the rub to your brisket. Make sure to massage it into the meat and let it sit for at least 30 minutes so that the flavors can penetrate.

How the Encore Hybrid Grill from American Made Grills Can Help Make Your Smoking Experience Easier and More Enjoyable

The Encore Grill ready to smoke that brisket!

The Encore hybrid grill from American Made Grills is the perfect solution when you're craving tender, moist brisket. A hybrid grill combines solid fuel and liquid fuel grilling into one appliance, and the Encore Grill adds unmatched quality and features for an enhanced multi-fuel experience.

The Encore has individual patented fuel trays that act as burner covers over each 22,000 BTU gas burner. Place your favorite hardwood, charcoal, lump coal, pellets, or other solid fuel in the trays and light them with the gas burners to jumpstart the process. This multi-fuel loading system makes it easy to smoke, sear, roast, and braise to your preference while safely adding more solid fuel as needed.

The Encore Grill is made in the USA with #304 stainless steel throughout, so you can be sure that it's built to last. With its durable construction and quality features, the Encore Grill is the perfect grill for anyone who loves smoking meat and wants an easy, hassle-free grilling experience.

How to Use the Encore Grill for Smoking Brisket

The Encore Grill is perfect for smoking brisket. Here are the basic steps:

Getting the solid fuel going in the Encore Hybrid Grill
  1. Set up the grill for indirect heat by only using the outside burners or a couple to one side of the grill.
  2. Add your favorite hardwood or charcoal to the fuel trays, or simply use the gas.
  3. Use the gas burners to light the solid fuel and get them going.
  4. Add soaked wood chips, pellets, or hardwood to start the smoke.
  5. Place the brisket on the cooking grid or in a baking pan, and cover with the lid.
  6. Maintain a low temperature of about 225°
  7. Smoke the brisket for about 12 hours, or until it is cooked through, adding more fuel and wood chips, as needed.
  8. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve.

Grill How You Want with the Fuel that You Want

Get your Encore Grill today for a whole new grilling experience!

The Encore Grill from American Made Grills is the perfect grill for anyone who wants to smoke, sear, grill, rotisserie, or roast, all in one luxurious appliance. With its patented fuel loading system, you can use any fuel - charcoal, hardwood, lump coal, pellets, or gas. You control how your meat is cooked with the Encore Grill.

So, if you're looking for a grill that can do it all and combines innovative features and unmatched quality, the Encore Grill from American Made Grills is the grill for you. Order yours today!

April 04, 2022 — Jason Klein