beginner's smoked beef brisket


  • 1 (6 lb) flat cut brisket, trimmed

  • As Needed Your Favorite Beef Rub

  • 2 Cup beef broth, beer or cola

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • As Needed Your Favorite Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce




When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.


Season on both sides with the Z Grill Beef Rub.


Make the Mop Sauce: In a clean spray bottle combine the beef broth, beer or cola with apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.


Arrange the brisket fat-side down on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.


Increase the grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook, spraying occasionally with mop sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reaches 204℉, this should take about 6 to 8 hours.


Foil the meat and let it rest for 30 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife across the grain into pencil-width slices. Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!