buy 12 -15 lbs prime brisket

  • Trim excess fat off of the brisket leaving only a thin layer, but save the fat you remove for later use.
  • Prepare Rub
    • 3 Tbsp fresh ground coffee
    • 3 Tbsp sea salt
    • 3 Tbsp coconut sugar
    • 6 tsp smoked paprika
    • 6 tsp ancho chili powder
    • 3 tsp garlic powder
    • 3 tsp onion powder
    • 3 tsp ground cumin
    • 3 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • fully rub seasoning into the meat on all sides

Smoking Instructions:

  • prepare smoker with full hopper of pellets and bring to desired heat (~225)
  • place brisket on the grill fat side down (be sure to use the fat you trimmed off and place under meat to add flavor throughout the cooking process)
  • monitor brisket internal temperature, when it reaches ~165 place in tin tray and pour 1/2 cup of fresh espresso over meat and seal in with top cover plate of foil
  • return brisket to grill, encased in foil, and continue cooking until it reaches ~195
  • Estimate 1 hour per pound but it depends on other factors, so keep an eye on the internal temp always
  • When pulling from grill immediately place in an insulated cooler to keep warm until ready to serve

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