Hot and Fast Brisket on a Charcoal Grill

by The Helpful Hardware Folks

Today is a first for me, after much talk about this hot and fast brisket method, I felt we needed to give it a try. So let’s enjoy this brisket journey together, who knows, we might save ourselves some time along the way.

Yield: Serves 8-10 people

Prep time: 35 Minutes (trim, season, store)

Cook time: 4 – 4.5 Hours

Print Recipe: Hot and Fast Brisket – Weber Kettle


Measure   Ingredient                                                                   Prep Notes  

8 lb               Brisket, Flat                                                                Prime

1/4 Cup         Oil, Canola/Olive Blend

¼ Cup           Rub-A-Dub Seasoning                                             or to taste

¼ Cup           Island Boys Coffee Rub                                            or to taste

2 Cup            Beef Stock                                                                 or to taste

Brisket Prep Directions:

  • Remove brisket from package and pat dry with paper towels (if there is excessive juices)
  • Trim silver skin on top and bottom of brisket and remove completely
  • Trim fat around the edges to between ¼” to 1/8”
  • Trim any grey or discolored meat (due to oxidation) from around the edges
  • Place brisket in a large disposable aluminum pan, pay attention to the way the grain is, and make a cut against the grain, at the edge to give you a reference point for post-cook slicing
  • Lightly coat with Canolive Oil
  • Season both sides with a generous dusting of Rub-A-Dub and Island Boys Coffee Rub
  • Let rest on the counter for 30 minutes (while the grill heats up) to help draw in some of the rub flavors

Brisket Cooking Directions:

  • Heat your Weber Kettle to 350˚ and setup charcoal baskets for indirect cooking
  • Turn cooking grate upside to allow access doors to stay open and make charcoal pouring easier
  • Add drip pan and load with 2-3 cups of water to help add moisture to the kettle
  • Adjust smoke to the desired level, adding in some dry wood chunks to get more smoke
  • Place the brisket FAT SIDE UP on the center of the grill grate
  • Load your probe – using the Weber connect app, set the temp probe alert to 165˚
  • Load probe into the thickest part of the brisket flat
  • Cook/Smoke at 350˚ until the brisket reaches an internal temp of 165˚
  • Spray with Brisket spray at the first-hour mark, then every 30 minutes after that until the brisket reaches 165˚ internal temp
  • When the brisket reaches 165˚ double wrap in foil.  Add to the foil 1 – 1.5 cups of beef stock
  • Return to the grill
  • Adjust the Weber connect probe alert for 205˚
  • Continue to cook for an additional 1-2 hours
  • Or, Until brisket reaches a temp of 205˚ internal
  • Once brisket has reached temp, place wrapped brisket into a small cooler and let rest for 1 Hour
  • Remove brisket from the cooler, after resting – be sure to clean the cooler well and properly sanitize
  • Slice brisket against the grain, sauce on the side, and enjoy

Shopping List:

Weber Performer Kettle                                                      Ace SKU – 8406704

Lump Charcoal                                                                    Available at your local Ace Hardware

Chimney Starter                                                                  Ace SKU – 8211369

Rub-A-Dub Seasoning                                                       Ace SKU – 8562050

Island Boys Coffee Rub                                                       Ace SKU – 8059876

Weber Connect                                                                   Ace SKU –  8029955

Wood Chunks                                                                      Available at your Local Ace Hardware

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