Rocky Stubblefield's Tips For Cooking The Perfect Brisket

Rocky Stubblefield's Tips For Cooking The Perfect Brisket

For tender brisket with a mouthwatering crust, look no further than these helpful tips from Rocky Stubblefield, the grandson of C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield.

“My grandfather Stubb was famous for all kinds of barbecue – ribs, chicken, you name it. But brisket – cooked low and slow – was his specialty. He made so many briskets that he used to joke that he didn't have any fingerprints left because he'd burned them off pulling meat off the pit.” – Rocky Stubblefield


Preparing Brisket:

  • Cooking a brisket doesn't have to be intimidating! With a few easy steps and a little time and patience, everyone can make an incredible brisket.
  • My granddad would have made brisket low and slow in his own hand-welded pit. You can do the same on your gas or charcoal grill using hickory wood chips. Just be prepared to man that grill for at least a half day, monitoring the temperature.

Selecting a Brisket:

  • A brisket is usually about 12-15 pounds. If you need a smaller option, those are available as well. With this size of meat, you'll need to plan ahead when cooking. It's better right off off the grill but if you don't have time, you can make it the day before and rewarm it on the grill or in the oven.

Prepare the Brisket:

  • Preparation with a rub is critical for a good flavor crust. Rub the entire brisket generously with Stubb's Beef or Bar-B-Q rub. Only put the rub on 15-20 minutes before the meat goes on the grill. The longer the rub sits on the meat, the more the salt draws out the moisture of the meat.

Cook the Brisket:

  • Fat side up! Place the meat fat side up on your grill or smoker so that the fat drips down into the meat and it stays moist.
  • Most people at home have a charcoal grill, and you can easily smoke a brisket on it.

Here's how to do it:

  • First, soak your wood chips in water for 30 minutes.
  • Spread charcoal on one side of grill, leaving the other side empty. Light your
    charcoal and allow to heat until subtle coating of grey ash forms
  • Sprinkle soaked wood chips directly onto the coals and allow them to start



Get cookin’ with a few of our favorite brisket recipes.