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The Secret to Saving Your Brisket from Tasting Like Pot Roast

When it comes to smoking a brisket, it’s important to pay attention to the details in order to achieve that perfect balance of tenderness and smoky flavor.

However, sometimes things don’t go as planned and your brisket may end up tasting more like pot roast than a smoky, delicious piece of meat. If you’re wondering why this might be happening to your brisket, there are a few key things to keep in mind:

  1. Brisket not getting enough smoky flavor because it was wrapped in foil or something similar
  2. Wrapping cuts out smoke flavor and steams the meat
  3. To prevent this, smoke brisket until it reaches the stall, wrap it to get through the stall, then unwrap it to allow smoke flavor to get back in
  4. Another reason brisket may not be getting smoky flavor is that it is not seasoned enough
  5. Brisket is a cut of meat that you can’t over-season, so be generous with salt and pepper
  6. Central Texas uses kosher salt and black pepper to season their brisket
  7. To fix these issues, try unwrapping the brisket for the last part of the cook and season it generously.

The first reason your brisket may not be getting that smoky flavor is because you wrapped it with foil or something similar. When you wrap a brisket in foil, you’re essentially steaming the meat, which cuts out the smoke flavor.

To prevent this from happening, you should smoke the brisket until it reaches the stall, then wrap it to get it through the stall, and then unwrap it to allow the smoke flavor to get back in.

Another reason your brisket may not be getting that smoky flavor is that it’s not seasoned enough.

Brisket is a cut of meat that you can’t over-season, so don’t be afraid to be generous with your salt and pepper. In Central Texas, they use kosher salt and black pepper to season their brisket.

If you’re smoking your first brisket, or you’re just having trouble getting that smoky flavor, you may want to try unwrapping it for the last part of the cook, and also season it generously.

With a little bit of care and attention, you can enjoy a delicious and perfectly cooked brisket that’s packed with smoky flavor.