GROCERY LIST: Smoked Brisket

Feeds 15+ (10 Chicagoans)


14 to 16 pound packer cut brisket (trimmed)

1 (16.9-ounce) bottle of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

3 bourbon barrel staves, cut into 2-inch strips, or alternative wood(s) for smoking

½ cup kosher salt + ½ cup freshly ground pepper (you used fresh pepper?)


Lump charcoal

Parchment paper

Mister bottle (optional)

Small tin or Pyrex for water

Internal temp thermometer

Fillet knife

Recipe: Smoked Brisket