Beer Can Brisket?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by txsmoker, May 3, 2010.

  1. txsmoker

    txsmoker Newbie

    Hey Guys, Im relatively new to this forum and new to smoking. I have a 22.5" WSM, which I have used twice at this point. My first attempt was smoking a a rump roast. It tasted good although it was a little leathery.

    My second time turned out better. I smoked an 8.5lb packer brisket. It turned out delicious. I used a dry rub with mustard, and basted it with apple juice and cherry juice. My family ate it up and in fact we were out of leftovers in 2 days...

    Anyway, Im thinking of smoking another brisket this next weekend for mothers day. Ive had a beer brisket before and it was the best brisket Ive ever had. And so I want to try one. However, I dont drink so I dont know what type of beer to buy. Can anyone suggest some good beers for the brisket? Should I let it soak in beer for 24 hours and inject it with beer? Or should I simply baste it with beer while cooking?

    What do ya'll do for beer can brisket? What recipes do you have?
  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I do a beer bathed brisket with Guinness Extra Stout. Works real well
  3. txsmoker

    txsmoker Newbie

    What type of flavor does it give? Im new to beer so I dont have a clue about it. All that I know is budweiser was enough to turn me away from beer.
  4. thats cause bud is a cheap over advertised product like starbucks!! You need to try darker beers for a really good flavor. I would try Amberbock cause it is priced about the same as Bud and has good flavor for a econo dark beer.

    as far as how to incorporate it into your meat I have no clue cause i have never done it and would not want to give you advice on something i have never done...... But if it were me i would just baste it with the beer of your choice every hour after the first hour.
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was going to suggest you use a dark beer for the brisket.
  6. If u Google brisket mops about. Com has a Guinness based mop sauce.
  7. txsmoker

    txsmoker Newbie

    Would you marinade the brisket or use the beer as a mop? Would you inject?
  8. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awwwwww...poor Budweiser. I drink MGD. Now, TxSmoker, head on over to "Roll Call" & introduce yourself so that the people here can welcome you to SMF properly. You are already getting the award winning advice that encompasses the net, (Although I don't know what that award would be), so relax, enjoy your stay, posts nice qview of your smokes & have some fun. Welcome.

    That sounds like something I would do for the first time as well. However, see what rbranstner has to say. He is pretty knowledgable. Good luck.
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would either do a dark porter or stout.... or another nice flavor would be something like an IPA with a good amount of hops. The tart flavor of the hops would go nice with a brisket.
  10. i just usewd a barley wine ale for a bath..worked great
  11. txsmoker

    txsmoker Newbie

  12. txsmoker

    txsmoker Newbie

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