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How long to let brisket sit after seasoning?

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Brisket is a staple in any BBQ lover’s repertoire, and seasoning it properly is key to getting the perfect smokey, juicy, and flavorful meat.

But how long should you let your brisket sit after seasoning? In this post, we’ll explore the answer to this question and share our tips for the best way to season your brisket.

Let your brisket sit on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour while you get their smoker ready, and then throw it directly on the smoker. This method works for many, but we encourage experimentation to find what works best for you.

The Importance of Seasoning Your Brisket

Seasoning your brisket is crucial to getting the perfect flavor and texture. Brisket is a coarse meat, so it can handle a lot of seasoning.

In Central Texas, where the BBQ DROPOUT is from, likes to season his brisket with salt and black pepper. But you can use any seasonings you like. The key is to make sure that you season the brisket thoroughly.

How Long to Let Brisket Sit After Seasoning

Contrary to popular belief, BBQ DROPOUT doesn’t believe that it matters how long the brisket sits after seasoning.

In their experience, they let the brisket sit on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour while they get their smoker ready, and then they throw it directly on the smoker.

This method works for them, but you should feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.

The Science Behind Smoking a Cold Brisket

Many people believe that smoking a cold brisket is the best way to go because it allows the smoke to impart its flavor into the meat more quickly. However, the BBQ DROPOUT doesn’t believe that this is necessary for a great brisket.

He seasons the brisket quickly, let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, and then smoke it. In their opinion, this is a more efficient use of time than seasoning the brisket the night before and letting it rest for 12 hours.

Conclusion

Seasoning your brisket is crucial to getting the perfect BBQ. While some people believe that you should let the brisket sit after seasoning for a long time, the BBQ DROPOUT doesn’t believe that it’s necessary. He seasons the brisket quickly and then throw it directly on the smoker.

This method works for him, but you should feel free to experiment and find what works best for you. Happy BBQing!