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smoked beef brisket

Smoked Beef Brisket on A Big Green Egg

A simple and mouthwatering recipe for a smoked beef brisket using a homemade barbecue rub made in a Big Green Egg smoker.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 45 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 238kcal
Author Amee


  • One whole beef brisket point and flat (anywhere from 8-12 lbs)
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • barbecue rub I used this homemade burger seasoning with great results
  • 1 cup strong freshly brewed, coffee
  • 1 cup beef broth heated
  • blend of hickory and pecan wood


  • Trim brisket until about ⅛” of fat remains on top.
  • Ensure the entire fat kernel is removed from the interior of the brisket. It will not ever, ever render out.
  • Cover the entire brisket in yellow mustard.
  • Rub with your favorite rub recipe
  • Prepare your smoker to 230*F and add wood. I used one chunk of hickory and two chunks of pecan
  • Place brisket, fat side up, in the smoker and insert temp probe.
  • Once meat reaches 165*F, get a disposable broiling pan and fill with one cup of strong coffee, place brisket in pan with coffee and cover tightly, then Cook until 190*F.
  • Construct a pouch out of aluminum foil.
  • The bottom of it needs to be water tight.
  • Remove brisket at 190*F and transfer to aluminum foil.
  • Add one cup of hot beef broth to the foil pouch with the brisket and place in a cooler to rest for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove brisket and slice against the grain.


Nutrition info provided is for a 3 oz serving of brisket.


Calories: 238kcal | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g