Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Charcoal Grill

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2007

Our mission was simple: We wanted a brisket with slow-cooked pit barbecue flavor. Could we do it on a backyard grill?

SERVES8 to 10

TIME6 to 8 hours, plus 2 hours brining, 1 hour soaking, and 30 minutes resting

Barbecued Beef Brisket on the Charcoal Grill

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted to develop a barbecued beef brisket recipe with a deeply smoky flavor, and we wanted the recipe to work on our backyard grill. Our "aha!" moment came when we realized that fire can burn down as well as up. We layered unl...

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