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Homemade Smoked Brisket Rub Recipe

This Homemade Smoked Brisket Rub is perfect for rubbing on a Brisket! I love to combine spices and make my rubs.  It may be just me, but I think it helps with flavor too!  And let’s face it nothing beats a good smoked meat dinner.

Homemade brisket rub ingredients in bowl

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I made this brisket using the homemade brisket seasoning recipe on my Pit Boss Pro 1100! I picked up my Pit Boss Grill at Lowes, but Walmart and Amazon carry other Pit Boss options or the Pitboss website. I love the cost of them vs. other pellet smokers, plus it hasn’t disappointed me yet.

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Homemade Smoked Brisket Rub Ingredients:

Brisket 

Salt

Garlic Powder

Smoked Paprika

Black Pepper

Dried Parsley

Cayenne Pepper 

Oregano 

Cumin

Pitboss Brisket Seasoning

About Snake River Farms Brisket:

I shared early this month about Snake River Farms Beef Wagyu (see my post -> here), and I knew then we had to try a brisket!  I have to say the prices were about the same as Costcos, but it was shipped right to me, and also the quality was excellent!! You can head on over -> here to shop their briskets.

Snake River Farms Brisket In Shipping Box

From their site about the Black Grade American Wagyu Brisket-Snake River Farms, American Wagyu briskets are the “secret ingredient” for competitive barbecue teams gunning to be Grand Champions at all the top BBQ events. Their beautifully marbled briskets are hand-selected and carefully cut to the latest NAMP guidelines. Briskets are shipped frozen. Be sure to allow at least four days to thaw.

Homemade brisket rub ingredients in bowl

how to make brisket rub for smoking

In a bowl, layer in your seasonings, but don’t put in the Pitboss seasoning. You can pile them in, but I like making some art.

Mix the seasonings well with a fork or a small whisk or fork.

Brisket Rubbed With In Container

how to smoke a brisket on a pit boss pellet grill

At least a day before you are ready to smoke your beef brisket, trim the fat off of your Brisket. Thankfully the Snake River Farms didn’t have too much, so it was easy. 

Rub your Brisket with the beef brisket rub, and then sprinkle the whole Brisket with the PItboss seasoning over the top of the rubbed Brisket.

Store your rubbed Brisket in the fridge in an airtight container until the day of smoking. We have a 2.5 Gallon Rubbermaid Container, perfect for marinating meat and also for leftovers. 

Remove your Brisket a couple of hours before smoking to allow the meat temperature to rise to room temperature.

Get your smoker ready to go, and once it’s rolling, smoke in the smoker, then set your meat in the smoker.

When your smoker is at temp and smoking, place your meat in your smoker.  I used Fruitblend Pellets to smoke my meat, but you could use any flavor.

Money and time-saving tips from the old lady. If you order pellets online from Walmart and spend $35, they will drop them off at your door for free!! Their everyday price on pit boss pellets is amazing, plus the expert grill brand has a great price. (see them ->here)

I smoked for an hour on my smoke setting before turning it up to 200 degrees to smoke low and slow. 

Optional: You can baste with Apple Cider Vinegar and Apple Juice to help keep the meat moist while cooking.

Smoked Brisket On PItboss Grill

Three hours into the smoke, I removed the Brisket, wrapped the Brisket in foil, and placed the wrapped Brisket back in the smoker.

Brisket In Foil On PItboss Grill

I cooked wrapped in foil until the rareness of the meat is cooked to the temperature of doneness you want.  I would tell you a time, but each smoker is different, so watch your temperature, not your cooking time.

Smoked Brisket in Foil

Most times I have done Brisket, it’s been about 6 to 8 hours of smoking. 

Now, I love to sit and watch my smoker smoke, so I always have to remind myself the meat will smoke better without me constantly peeking at it.

Homemade Brisket Rub smoked on a Brisket Sliced open

How To Store Leftover Smoked Brisket

Store in an air-tight container for up to three days in the fridge.

You can freeze smoked brisket in an air-tight container or sealed bag for up to three months.

Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to measure portions into serving sizes.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH SMOKED BEEF BRISKET:

Now, there is no wrong side to serve with Smoked Brisket! But potatoes will always be my favorite with smoked beef dishes or any beef dish! Be sure to check out my Smoked Side Dishes post -> here!

Bread: Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart BreadGarlic Parmesan Biscuit Pull Part BreadEnglish Muffin Garlic Cheese BreadEasy Cheesy Monkey Bread, Corn Bread

Smoked Side Dishes: Smoked Baked PotatoesSmoked Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Sweet Potato CasseroleSmoked Loaded Cheesy PotatoesSmoked Deviled EggsSmoked Loaded Baked BeansCreamy Smoked Macaroni And Cheese, Smoked Potato Salad, Easy Smoked Cheesy Potatoes

Grilled Side Dishes: Cheesy Grilled AsparagusCheese Stuffed MushroomsGrilled Loaded Twice Baked PotatoesGrilled Corn On The Cob, Grilled Zucchini, Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Other Side Dishes: Air Fryer Bacon Asparagus, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes, Air Fryer Brussell Sprouts, Broccoli Slaw, Cole Slaw

pit boss brisket rub recipes

Injections and rubs are the perfect way to season a brisket for smoking. I have tried several over the years, and they have all turned out fantastic. I couldn’t pick just one pit boss brisket rub recipe as my favorite.

Smoked Brisket With Beans And Cheesy Potatoes

Leftover Brisket Recipes

I love to smoke meat and have leftovers for other meals. Smoked meat adds to the flavor of different dishes, and it’s one of my favorites to use in chilis. Be sure to check out my l leftover brisket recipes.

  • Smoked Brisket Baked Beans– Cut up your brisket to make up these loaded baked beans, plus add bacon for even more flavor.  Use cast iron in the smoker to add more smoke flavor to the beans while they cook! 
  • Brisket Shepards Pie– Using homemade mashed potatoes makes for a tasty comfort food using chopped leftover smoked brisket.  Cooking it in a cast-iron skillet adds amazing flavor to this classic dish.  
  • Blackstone Grilled Cheese Brisket Sandwich Use slices or shreds of leftover smoked brisket to make excellent grilled cheeses.  The smoked brisket adds a fantastic flavor to a classic sandwich

Pellet Smoker Recipes To check out

Looking for more smoker recipes? Be sure to check out Smoker Recipes. The post contains smoker recipes for everything from ham to macaroni and cheese to Prime Rib! See it ->here.

Homemade brisket rub ingredients in bowl

Homemade Smoked Brisket Rub

Guy Who Grills
This Homemade Smoked Brisket Rub is perfect to make for your brisket! Uses spices from your pantry to make this amazing rub! Allowing the brisket to set overnight while rubbed allows for flavor and the meat to be tenderized more. Smoke low and sow on a pellet grill! Plus pair this rub up with a Snake River Farm Brisket for an amazing dinner!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Overnight Rest 18 hours
Course dinner, Entree
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 30 Servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, start to layer in your seasonings but don’t put in the Pitboss seasoning. You can pile them in, but I like to make a bit of art.
  • Mix the seasonings well with a fork or a small whisk or fork.
  • At least a day before you are ready to smoke your beef brisket trim the fat off of your Brisket, and thankfully the one Snake River Farms didn’t have too much, so it was easy.
  • Rub your Brisket with the seasoning mix and then sprinkle with the whole Brisket with the PItboss seasoning over the top of the rubbed Brisket.
  • Store your rubbed Brisket in the fridge in an airtight container until the day of smoking. We have a 2.5 Gallon Rubbermaid Container, perfect for marinating meat and also for leftovers.
  • Remove your Brisket a couple of hours before starting to smoke to allow the meat temperature to rise to room temperature.
  • Get your smoker ready to go, and once it’s rolling, smoke in the smoker, then set your meat in the smoker.
  • When your smoker is at temp and smoking, place your meat in your smoker.  I used Fruitblend Pellets to smoke my meat, but you could use any flavor.
  • Optional: You can baste with Apple Cider Vinegar and Apple Juice to help with keeping the meat moist while cooking.
  • I smoked for an hour on my smoke setting before turning it up to 200 degrees to smoke low and slow.
  • Three hours into the smoke, I removed the Brisket, wrapped the Brisket in foil, and placed the wrapped Brisket back in the smoker until the rareness of the meat is cooked to the temperature of doneness you want.  I would tell you a time, but each smoker is different, so watch your temperature, not cook time.
  • Most times I have done Brisket, it's been about 6 to 8 hours of smoking.
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