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The Brisket is the pectoral muscle of the pig. This muscle gets a workout because of the pasture and forest raised lifestyle of our animals, making the cut very tough and extremely flavorful, which is why it’s perfect for slow-cooking methods like smoking. The Pork Brisket consists of two different muscles connected with a nice strip of fat that cooks down, leaving you with an incredibly moist cut with deep flavor.
Low and slow is the name of the game. To achieve tender perfection, you need to cook your Pork Brisket at 225°F, and keep it there for about 4 hours or until the internal temperature is 200. This time allows the connective tissue to break down, and lessens the chance moisture will escape. If you prefer to smoke your Brisket, you always want to use real wood or wood chips and lump hardwood charcoal. You also want your meat to be as dry as possible before going on a smoker to build a good pellicle for the smoke to adhere to.