STUBB’S BBQ BRISKET | Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle


Brisket, the big meat, is the most common meat you’ll find in any Texas Bar-B-Q joint. Here
we’re coating an entire brisket with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Rub. Crafted by Stubb himself at his
original Texas Bar-B-Q joint, this seasoning is a bold blend of sea salt, paprika and black
pepper to help you create flavorful brisket.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours


  • 6 lbs. untrimmed beef brisket
  • 1/2 cup Stubb’s® Bar-B-Q Rub
  • Wood chips, soaked in water
  • Stubb’s® Original Bar-B-Q Sauce


  1. Rub entire brisket with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Rub. Let it rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. This allows the rub to penetrate the meat.
  2. While the brisket is resting, prepare the smoker for indirect medium-low cooking (275°-300°F). If using charcoal, layer the wood chips with the charcoal. Place a foil pan under the grates of the grill or smoker to catch drippings.
  3. Cook the brisket, fat side up, over indirect heat until internal temperature on the thickest part of the brisket reaches 180° to 185°F. This usually takes 8 to 10 hours depending on your pit. To maintain low heat, check every hour to adjust vents and add more charcoal and soaked wood chips as needed. Remove brisket and let it rest 15 to 45 minutes before slicing against the grain.
Yields: 16 Servings
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