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Great Smoked Brisket Begins With This Tip

Pitmaster John Lewis shares his #1 brisket tip.

Brisket is one of – if not the hardest – cuts of meat to master. A lean slab of beef full of connective tissue, brisket is often smoked low and slow for upwards of 16 to 18 hours in order to break down those tough fibers.

And even then, you can still end up with shoe leather instead of delicious, juicy, meaty goodness.

John Lewis, Pitmaster at Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, South Carolina, does not have this problem. Having fine-tuned the art of smoked brisket in Austin, Texas, John is now slinging hundreds of pounds of insanely juicy brisket every day in the Holy City. If there was ever someone to offer up advice on how to better your brisket, John is the guy.

So what is his number one tip for cooking a better brisket? Check out the video above to find out.

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