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pellet grill smoked brisket

Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Beef Brisket is a classic barbecue dish that is perfect for summer cookouts. Traeger pellet grills make it easy to get the perfect smoke flavor, and the results are juicy and delicious. Here's how to make smoked beef brisket on your Traeger grill.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword beef, brisket, pellet grill, smoked, traeger
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 hours
Rest 1 hour
Total Time 17 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 1427kcal


  • 1 Traeger/ Pellet Grill
  • peach butcher paper


  • 11-15 pound whole packer brisket
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika


  • Preheat the smoker to 225°F.
  • Combine the salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl. Whisk.
  • Trim the brisket. Remove any silver skin or excess fat from the flat muscle, and square the edges and ends of the flat. Flip the brisket and trim the fat cap to no more than ¼ inch thickness.
  • Liberally sprinkle all surfaces of the brisket with the blended seasonings.
  • Place the brisket on the smoker with the thicker end closest to the hotter section of the smoker.
  • Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature is 165° F. Around 8 hours.
  • Remove the brisket from the smoker and double wrap tightly with peach butcher paper.
  • Return the brisket to the smoker and close the lid and continue cooking at 225°F until the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 203°F in the thickest part of the meat (another 6-8 hours of cooking).
  • Remove the brisket from the smoker, wrap in a thick towel and place it into a cooler to rest for one hour before slicing and serving.
  • To serve, slice across the grain of both the point and flat muscles with a sharp knife.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1427kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 103g | Fat: 109g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 386mg | Sodium: 2679mg | Potassium: 1031mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 10mg | Net Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Sugar Alcohols: 1