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How long can you rest a brisket?

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How long can you rest a brisket

Barbecue lovers, are you tired of dry and bland brisket? Look no further, because the answer to your problem lies in proper resting time.

To achieve a juicy and flavorful brisket, it’s important to let it rest for at least 3 to 6 hours after cooking to the internal temperature of 200°F. During this time, the brisket will continue to cook and the internal temperature will come down to around 165°F, making it the perfect temperature to slice into.

Rest the brisket in a warm place, such as an oven, counter, smoker, or cooler, and monitor the internal temperature with a thermometer. By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to the perfect brisket every time

Why Resting Matters 

When you smoke or cook a brisket to the perfect internal temperature of 200°F, it’s hot and juicy. But if you cut into it too soon, all that moisture will evaporate, leaving you with a dry and tough brisket.

How Long to Rest

So, how long should you rest your brisket? Based on my experience, it’s best to rest it for as long as possible, around 3 to 6 hours.

This may sound like a long time, but trust me, it’s worth it. The brisket will continue to cook and the internal temperature will come down to around 165°F, making it the perfect temperature to slice into.

Where to Rest 

It doesn’t matter where you rest your brisket, as long as it’s in a warm place. You can use an oven, a counter, a smoker, or even a cooler.

Just make sure to monitor the internal temperature with a thermometer.

Final Thoughts

In Conclusion In conclusion, always make sure to rest your brisket. It will make a world of difference in taste and texture. Pull it off the heat at the right internal temperature, let it rest for a couple of hours, and monitor the internal temperature until it reaches 165°F. Then, feel free to slice into that juicy brisket.

Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to the perfect brisket every time. Happy grilling!