Kosmos - Smoking Brisket on the Traeger

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Great video! So many ways to do a brisket! I've always gone with the logic of fat facing the heat source, so fat side down.

I'm going to have to try fat side up, seems to allow it to bark-up better, I know that Matt Pittman mentioned that they show better this way.

New take-aways, Saran wrap and using a lower pan to reduce the grease volume to the grill's drip bucket/drawer.

Thanks for the heads up!
 

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This video came out about a month ago, but offers some good tips on smoking brisket on the Traeger. Has anyone tried is rub? (Cow Cover) I was thinking about placing an order today for it.


Traeger has actually recommended cooking fat side down when doing a brisket on their site. Also I have gone through a large amount of cow cover hot on my traeger cooks and I think it’s something that pairs nicely with other rubs. I really enjoy it on steaks paired with an SPG rub
 

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I'm a FAT UP man myself... no different than putting bacon strips on something to keep it moist, and YES IMO it does make for better bark, and I always envision the bark acts as a "bowl" once it's good and crusted and the 'fat-up' acts as the basting source.

Fat Down is more for HOTTER direct heat sources to keep the meat from burning... Traegers (again IMO) are perfect cookers for 'fat up'
 

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