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To prepare your Brisket, trim up any unwanted sections of fat and meat, as well as rounding of any sharp edges. The fat cap on the bottom can be trimmed down to 1/4 inch or leave it as is. After your brisket is trimmed up season it with your favourite beef rub. On this cook we used POSTAL BARBEUCE MAD COW RUB which goes amazingly well on brisket!
Once your Brisket has been seasoned, set up your grill for cooking around 275F. Once your grill is up to temperature, place the Brisket onto the grill opposite the coals. Next, add in your favourite hardwood to add a little bit of smoke flavour, then close the lid and begin cooking. This is going to be a long cook so grab a drink and relax.
After 2 hours of smoking the brisket on the charcoal grill, open the lid and give the dry edges a spritz with a 50/50 blend of apple cider vinegar and water. This will help keep the edges from drying out over the long cook. Next check that your brisket isn't holding moisture on the surface. If it is, grab a piece of smoking wood and prop it up to allow the juices to roll off which will help produce a better overall bark. Next, close the lid and spritz every hour until your bark has set.
Once the bark has set (5-6 hours likely), remove the brisket from the grill and wrap it tightly in aluminium foil. This will help stream the brisket slightly as it cooks helping to keep the brisket more moist as it cooks. With the brisket wrapped, place it back on the grill and continue to cook your brisket until it's probe tender - this is typically between 201F-205F.
With your Brisket probe tender, it's time top pull it off the grill and let it rest for 1.5- 2 hours. This resting process is important and will help make your brisket more juice and tender. After it's rested remove it from the foil, and slice the brisket remembering to cut against the grain.