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How To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

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Cooking Brisket On A Gas Grill

How To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill? Would you like to know how to cook brisket on the grill? it has been seen that people pleasantly impressed with the results the first time when grilled brisket. I don’t have a smoker (yet). I do possess a gas grill, which I like using to cook and experiment with different dishes. We would always get smoked beef brisket from prominent neighborhood BBQ establishments. But now I can grill my own if I want to. So, here’s my hopefully helpful tutorial on how to roast brisket on a gas grill.

Brisket (from the cow’s breast or lower chest) has a lot of connective tissue, so it takes a long time to relax the muscle into soft goodness—a delight that can’t be reached any other way.

What Is Brisket 

The brisket is the muscle in the cow’s lower cheek or the Breast that connects the tissues. It is tasty meat but tastes come at a cost, and here, the cost is the long smoky cooking that will take the whole day. It’s a low-and-slow process to relax that cow muscle into tender goodness. But after waiting for so long, the final dish that enters your mouth is priceless. So let’s get started and do some grilling. 

Ordering The Right Brisket To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

Before preparing the grilling, you would have to pre-order the brisket as you won’t get the whole piece from the local meat sellers. You can contact any butcher and ask to arrange a whole brisket that could be grilled fully. It’s advisable to arrange an evenly thick brisket and the surrounding fat to be ¼ inches thick. The fat layer protects the meat from drying out during the long grilling process.

Seasoning The Meat To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

Before preparing the grill, mix salt and pepper in a tiny bowl and place the brisket onto a baking sheet. Afterward, season the meat all over evenly. Leave it at room temperature for an hour. 

Prepare Your Grill 

In the lead time in which the meat is being marinaded. Prepare the grill to save time. Clean out the grills and lit up the flames. Preheat the grill for several minutes and then moisture it is using cooking oil. That’s all about preparing the grill to place brisket on it. 

Maintain The Heat To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

It’s all about maintaining the heat if you want a perfectly cooked brisket. The heating elements play a vital role, especially when cooking something for a day long. Cover the gas grill and smoke meat, and do not open the grills frequently as it will affect the temperature maintained inside the grill. It is recommended to keep the temperature between 225-250 degrees.

Rotate the brisket every 3 hours and flip it if one side is coloring faster than the other. Use a thermometer to check the temperature on the thickest side of the brisket and look for the reading between 195 to 200 degrees, 12 hours in total. 

Ingredients To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

  • Beef Brisket (best grade available), flat sliced, approximately 5 lbs.
  • Your Go-To Brisket Rub
  • Water, fruit juice, or beer
  • Buns

Tools To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

  • Foil made of aluminum
  • Temperature meter
  • Chips of wood
  • Pan made of aluminum
  • Bigger and cooler than your brisket

Directions To Cook Brisket On A Gas Grill

  • Ensure you have more than enough Blue Rhino propane on hand because you’ll be grilling for a long time. It’s a good idea to have an additional tank.
  • As required, remove any big pieces of fat and the fat cap from the brisket.
  • Dampen the brisket with a little water, then liberally apply the rub to all sides. If salt isn’t in your rub, salt all surfaces as well. In addition, some cooks like to infuse their brisket with broth or brine, although this isn’t necessary.
  • Wrap the brisket in plastic wrap or set it in a container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Set your grill to indirect cooking and smoke. Place an aluminum pan on the hot side of the grill and fill it with water, juice, or beer. Fill in the blanks with your chosen wood chips. A handmade aluminum foil bag placed on the hot side of your grill will work well; alternatively, you may use a portable smoke box or your grill’s smoker box if it has one.
  • Preheat the grill to 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the brisket on the side of the grill in which the burner is turned off or very low. Preheat the oven to 225-250°F. Keep the cover closed and the cooking temperature constant. It is important to note that grilling the brisket will take many hours; the size of the brisket and other variables will dictate the actual time necessary.
  • To check progress, place a thermometer into the thickest section of the brisket.
  • Keep an eye on the wood chips and the liquid in your pan while you grill; refill as required.
  • About halfway through, flip the brisket once.
  • Tightly wrap the brisket in aluminum foil when its internal temperature reaches around 150 degrees for a moister and more tender brisket and to shorten the cooking time. (This is referred to as the Texas Crutch.) This will also assist your brisket in getting through the dreaded Stall, where progress slows or even stops.

More Directions To Follow

  • If you cover your beef, the bark (or crust) may become mushy. By finishing the brisket uncovered over continuous high heat for a few minutes on each side, you can firm the bark a little.
  • Whenever the brisket’s temperature exceeds around 200 degrees, remove it from the oven. (Note: Some chefs favor 203, while others prefer 196.) The optimal temperature will be determined by trial and error.)
  • Allow the brisket to rest for a couple of hours, or until the core temperature reduces to 40-50 degrees. Ideally, keep the brisket in an insulated cooler, resting on a towel, throughout this time. This will give the meat time to finish cooking.
  • Serve with a cross-grain slice and enjoy! On a loaf of toasted bread, this is a must-try. You can also add barbecue sauce, although it shouldn’t be required if your brisket is cooked properly.

Conclusion 

Cooking brisket is not for impatient people as you have to give it a whole day and a time for preparation. So be very patient while cooking it as if you take it out before the recommended time or cooking, all your efforts might go in vain. To serve the brisket, reheat the meat still wrapped at 325 degrees in an oven. That’s all, enjoy the perfectly cooked brisket with your family and friends at home.