Recipe for Smoked Brisket With Chipotle Rub – It may take a bit to cook, and is generally considered the most difficult cut to conquer. But when done right, this brisket could be the best bite of your life.
2 dried chipotle peppers (use 3 to heat it up a little)
3 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried cilantro leaves
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground dry orange peel (optional)
2 teaspoons sea salt
Preheat smoker and add wood chips of your choice. Clean and dry the brisket. Place rub ingredients into a coffee grinder or spice mill. Grind until mixture is fine and even. Apply rub onto brisket. Place brisket in the smoker for 8-10 hours. Keep the smoker temperature at about 220F. To increase tenderness, take the brisket out of the smoker, wrap in aluminum foil and place in oven at 180-200 degrees for the last two hours.
Typically after 8-10 hours a piece of meat will have absorbed as much smoke as it can and additional smoking may impart a bitter flavor. Take brisket off of heat and allow to sit for 20 minutes before slicing.