Smoking a beef brisket is an art. The practice will make you perfect in it. Smoked brisket rub is an integral part of smoked brisket. I remember the first time I went for smoking a beef brisket. Quite a time has passed but it still seemed like yesterday. I was at a local county fair and there was some guy selling some great BBQ. I bought some brisket and the taste astonished me.
Smoked brisket is considered an essential part of Texas BBQ. I was so amazed by the taste of that brisket so I decided to learn the recipe of it. As the years have passed, I have fine-tuned the rub which is the best thing about smoking a brisket. By the way, I would a top rated electric smoker for the best result of any smoker recipe. I love the pepper taste so my seasoning rub is more inclined on the peppery side.
I always emphasize on bringing out the beefy flavor of brisket. In my experience, a decent amount of salt always help to do that. Some powders like garlic, onion and chili also adds a bit something to the rub. You can put some cayenne powder for heat. This obviously is my choice, anybody can have their own additions to the smoked brisket rub.
If you want to have a bit spicy rub, you can add some more cayenne powder. For some sweet taste, you can introduce some sugar. Make sure you don’t add too much of it as it will give a burned flavor to the rub. Now, you can mix all the ingredients and apply on the beef brisket. You can also save some rub in a jar for future use.
Some Smoked Brisket Rubs I Prefer
Here are some rubs I always tend to have on my side…
1. Joseph’s Basic BBQ Rub
It is my all-time favorite smoked brisket rub. It works best for everything including pork butt, ribs, chicken and beef.
2. Chipotle Rub
Chipotle Rub is sweet and smoky. It works best on salmon, turkey, pork chops and more.
3. Steak Salt Rub
Steak Salt rub works best for grilling steaks.
Why to use a Smoked Brisket Rub?
A smoked brisket rub is essential for smoking brisket. It helps in the creation of crust around the meat adding to its flavor. While applying the rub on brisket, make sure you work the rub into the meat, it will make the rub adhere to meat increasing the flavor of it. Apply the rub on each and every side of brisket to make it ready for smoking.
Best Wood for Smoked Brisket
I most of the time prefer mesquite wood for brisket with smoked brisket rub. It is important to keep a regular check on brisket’s internal temperature and smoker’s temperature. I smoke brisket at 225°F until the internal temperature of brisket reaches 195°F.
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Smoked Brisket Rub Recipe
Smoked Brisket Rub
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 3 tsp White Sugar
- 5 tbsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 3 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 3 tsp Onion Powder
- Mix the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl.
- Use the formed paste as rub on the brisket before smoking brisket.