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Do you want to know how to grill brisket? I just grilled brisket for the first time this past weekend and I was so pleased with the results. Brisket is something I order from popular BBQ joints but now that I know how easy it can be I’m happy I can recreate this iconic BBQ recipe at home.
I had several sources of help for this tutorial. First of all this KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub from Kroger is pretty awesome. The package included enough dry rub and sauce mix for my whole three pound brisket and allowed me to completely customize my sauce flavor. You can mix it with anything you choose: apple juice, fresh lemon or lime juice, soy sauce, beer, tea, cola… you can play chef with it right in your own kitchen. Since I’m just north of Kentucky and bourbon country, I chose a mix of bourbon and fresh grapefruit juice.
And second, I found my guide for grilling brisket HERE but I changed a few steps. After letting the brisket warm up a bit out of the fridge and sit with the dry rub I grilled it just a bit directly over low heat to get that crispy exterior going. Burnt ends are the most popular part of the finished brisket with some people. Then I transferred the brisket to a foil pan (also purchased from Kroger) to keep it cooking low and slow and give me plenty of time to baste the brisket with my customized KC Masterpiece® Sauce. It worked and I couldn’t believe how tender the brisket was to slice through after it was finished. I would say this is my new favorite cut of beef to grill!
If you’re going to try something new this grilling season, brisket rubbed and sauced with KC Masterpiece needs to be it. The BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub is located in the condiment aisle at Kroger and comes in both Original and Sweet Honey (I used the Original for my recipe). And between June 18th and August 31st you can get $1.00 off this new product thanks to this coupon HERE.
This brisket is tasty all by itself or it makes an impressive sandwich – perfect for entertaining friends at all your cookouts this summer. How would you customize your sauce? I told you my mix – grapefruit and bourbon. I’m really curious what combination you would choose!
- One 3 - 4 pound brisket
- 1 package KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub
- 1/2 c. fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/4 c. fresh bourbon
- 1/4 c. water
- 2 disposable foil pans
- 2 cups wood chips
- Open one envelope of the KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix and Dry Rub and rub on both sides of the brisket. Allow the rubbed brisket to sit on a cutting board on the counter for 1 hour.
- Open the other envelope and mix with the grapefruit juice, bourbon and water and set aside.
- Pour the wood chips in one of the foil pans and add enough water to just cover the chips. Cover with foil and cut slits in the foil to allow smoke to escape.
- Light your grill and scrape the grates clean.
- Turn the burners on one half of the grill off. Keep the burners on the other half set to low heat.
- Place the brisket directly on the lit side of the grill, fatty side up and grill for 5 minutes. Turn the brisket over and grill for 5 minutes more.
- Place the brisket into the remaining, clean foil pan (fat side down) and move to the unlit side of the grill. Baste the brisket with the customized KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce and place the covered foil pan with the wood chips in it on the lit side of the grill.
- Cover the grill and allow the brisket to cook - approximately 3 - 4 hours. You want your grill temperature to remain at about 300 degrees which can be achieved by adjusting the grill vents. With my gas grill keeping one side lit on low and one side off, plus opening the vents, kept it at this temperature.
- Baste the brisket about every 30 minutes with the BBQ sauce.
- The brisket is finished when the internal temperature reads 195 - 205 degrees.