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Brisket in a skillet with grilled veggies

Smoked Beef Brisket (Tips & Tricks You Need)

Smoked Beef Brisket is one of my favorite low-and-slow recipes. Simply season your brisket and let the electric smoker do the work for you!  
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, beef brisket, brisket recipe, smoked beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 354kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Trim any excess fat off the brisket and remove the silver skin.
    Brisket with knife on the counter
  • To create a rub for the brisket, combine salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Using your hands, rub all sides of the brisket generously. Allow brisket to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
    Seasoned brisket on a counter
  • Add wood chips or chunks to the smoker. Preheat the smoker grill to 225°F and place the brisket inside.
  • Close the lid and let it smoke until the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 165°F (approximately 6-8 hours).
  • Wrap the brisket into a large piece of butcher paper and place it back on the smoker. Continue smoking for about 6 more hours, or until the internal brisket temperature reaches 195°F.
    Brisket wrapped in a bucher paper in a smoker
  • Remove the brisket from the smoker and let it rest for about an hour before serving.
    Smoked Brisket in a bucher peper
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!
    Brisket in a skillet with grilled veggies


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 4mg