Read on, backyard smoke masters. This piece of meat takes all day to cook—and it’s worth every second. Regardless of where you’re preparing your feast, you’ll immediately make your guests feel like they’ve just entered a Texas smokehouse. And because we dry age all our beef, this Brisket has a next-level beef flavor and a sink-your-teeth-in texture. The half brisket includes both the point and flat. Need more meat? Check out our Whole Brisket.
The Brisket is the pectoral muscle of the steer or heifer. This muscle gets a workout because of the pasture-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 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. This half includes both the point and flat.
Low and slow is the name of the game. To achieve tender sliceable perfection, you need to cook your beef Brisket to 200°F, then rest it for at least an hour. 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.
Not just a piece of meat
Great flavor starts in the field. At Porter Road, we partner with farmers who raise their animals on pasture, for a difference you can taste.Learn more about our process