Brisket - Fat Side Down or Up?

primeone

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How do you guys smoke Brisket? Fat side up or down?

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Haven't been brave enough yet to do a brisket. I hear they either turn out great or turn out terrible and are kind of hard to do. But if I did one I would do fat cap down like I do everything else.
 

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I see a cup of water on the grill. I never did that before and was wondering why. Does it just add moisture?
With older, Non PID Controller Pellet Grills, using a water pan helps to eliminate wild temp swings and also add some moisture to the bbq. The down side is if you accidentally spill the water in your grill... Not something you want to happen. .02

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Thanks, I figured it was something like that. I use to spray a mist of water in my greenhouse to cool it down. It is surprising what a little bit of moisture will do.
 

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Fat side down....well what very little is left.

I trim my brisket very lean, but I take all that fat, render it down into beef tallow while smoking the brisket. When it comes time to wrap, I apply some of the beef tallow on the butcher paper, back on the smoker. When to temp 203°F - 208°F, I unwrap the paper and get a new sheet with again, some beef tallow on the paper and let it rest for 4 hours.
 
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