Tender Smoked Brisket
Costco has good brisket
Weber dry rub
or your favorite dry rub
Prep and sous vide
Rinse brisket, pat dry, and trim off as much fat as you can.
Season brisket with dry rub (not all of it; you’ll add more just before putting it in the smoker).
Vacuum seal brisket.
Place brisket in sous vide water bath at 150 degrees for 36 hours to 2 days.
Remove brisket from sous vide and cool 1 hour, then place it in the fridge overnight (to speed things up, you can place it in an ice bath for 1-2 hours instead).
Preheat smoker to 275 degrees.
Open plastic and remove brisket.
Pour liquid into a sauce pan to make a beef broth (optional, but totally worth it).
Season brisket with dry rub.
Place brisket in smoker and smoke 3 hours.
Remove brisket from smoker and let rest under tented foil 15-30 minutes.
If you are taking the brisket somewhere or want to keep it warm for a while, wrap it in foil and place it in a cooler until you are ready to serve it.
Cut and serve brisket!
Make beef broth
To make beef broth with the saved juices, strain and then heat the juices to a simmer in a saucepan.
Skim off grease and impurities (there will be quite a bit).
Continue to simmer and reduce to half the volume.
Make flavorful jus, stew, gravy, or even cheeseburger macaroni!