Smoked Corned Beef Brisket

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Nothing beats a nice Boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and most people enjoy the feast once a year on St Patrick’s Day.  But if you love Corned Beef as much as I do then you have one at least every two months.  Being the Dog Days of August I decided to keep the heat out of the kitchen by smoking the Corned Beef in the MAK 2 Star General Wood Pellet Smoker-Grill and fixing the trimmings on the Camp Chef 3 Burner Stove.

Rinsed the 4½ lb Corned Beef Flat Cut Brisket using cold water for a few minutes.

Preheated the MAK 2 Star General Pellet Smoker-Grill to 225ºF with Hickory wood BBQ pellets and smoked for 5½ hours.  My MAK 2 Star SMOKE setting ranges around 180ºF and provides a copious amount of smoke flavor but have also had great results at the 225ºF setting when cooking Pork Butts and Briskets for long periods of time.

After 5½ hours the Internal Temperature (IT) was 158ºF and I bumped the temperature to 250ºF.

3½ hours later, 9 hours total, the IT reached 185ºF.  Pulled the Hickory Smoked Corned Beef and rested under a foil tent for 20 minutes.

While the Corned Beef was resting, I used my Camp Chef 3 Burner Stove to steam potatoes and sauté Cabbage, Mushrooms, and Onions.  For a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner I would boil the Cabbage in the same pot that the Corned Beef was simmered for hours.  Not having that luxury,  I improvised and used to Wok.

No bark was formed on the Corned Beef Brisket since I did not apply any rub.  You can see a thin layer that formed on the Brisket.  The Smoked Corned Beef Brisket turned out incredible!!

The Money $Shot$ … A few slices of delectable Hickory Smoked Corned Beef Brisket served with sautéed Cabbage/Mushroom/Onions, steamed potatoes, and a side of Cantaloupe Melon.

The Hickory Smoked Corned Beef Flat Cut Brisket turned out wonderful.  The meat was tender and moist with a pleasing smoke flavor.  Next time I may take the Corned Beef Brisket to 195-200ºF and FTC for 2 hours to gauge the results.  None the less, it’s a luscious way to prepare and serve Corned Beef.

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