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How to Smoke Beef


The enhanced flavor of smoked meat is the stuff of legends, artisans and modern-day masters. Authentic smoking over mesquite, hickory and fruitwoods is an art form that requires patience and practice to perfect. You may not be a smoked beef expert or professional pitmaster, but you can try your hand at this mouthwatering cooking technique.

From charcoal to wood and flame to foil, learn how to smoke beef brisket and other beef cuts in your home smoker. Timing is important. The temperature of your heat source is vital. Here are our best tips for smoking beef brisket at home.

Here’s how:

  • Season beef cuts generously; refrigerate 12 hours
  • Preheat smoker to 225°F for 30 minutes
  • Smoke 6 to 8 hours

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