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Bourbon Barrel Brisket

Enjoy classic, smoky flavor Kentucky-style with Kingsford® bourbon-inspired fuels and a splash of your favorite bourbon whiskey in the mix.

Cooking for 16 people


  • 1 (10-12-pound) whole beef brisket 
  • 3 tbsp. beef base (soup bullion paste)
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard

Dry rub

  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder

Additional ingredients

  • 0.5 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 0.25 cup bourbon
  • 0.25 cup molasses


  • spray bottle

1 Food Prep

  • First, in a small bowl, combine the beef base and mustard to form a paste. Then, rub

  • the entire brisket with the beef paste.

  • Next, combine the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl, and coat the brisket evenly with

  • the dry rub.

  • Finally, combine the bourbon, molasses and Worcestershire sauce in a plastic spray

  • bottle, and set aside.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Put the brisket over indirect heat, away from the fire, close the lid, and cook for 2 hours.

  • Then, mist the brisket with the liquid in the spray bottle.

  • Continue cooking the brisket, misting the meat every hour for about another 6 hours, until the thickest part of the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 195–200°F on a digital meat thermometer.

  • Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and cover it with aluminum foil. Let the brisket rest for 15–20 minutes.

  • Slice the brisket across the grain, serve and enjoy.

Recipes containing alcohol are intended for those 21 years of age and older only. Please drink responsibly.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

69 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bourbon Barrel Brisket Best brisket ever! Very tender, moist and awesome flavor.
Date published: 2023-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious looking Brisket This recipe has all the ingredients I enjoy. It is flavorful and easy to make.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a crowd Although it took longer than anticipated, it was well worth the wait. Great crust surrounding a moist interior but cooked thoroughly. The flavors were spot-on.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bourbon barrel brisket I have been looking for the best way to grill some brisket that we have.
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm there very great and tasty
Date published: 2023-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious melt in your mouth This is an amazing recipe. Juicy, melts in your mouth. My kind of meat!
Date published: 2023-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good flavor not tender This would be much better cooked low and slow for several hours.
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious recipe made these on July 4th. It got so moist and tasted great to where everyone loved them. Will definitely make them again
Date published: 2023-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Great way to cook this meat yummy . Nice mix of flavors.
Date published: 2023-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bourbon Barrel Brisket did not use the recipe, only requires salt and pepper
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Brisket So good. Even though it may take longer upfront you can enjoy the delicious brisket for days. Pairs well with a vinegar coleslaw, corn on the cob and watermelon. Need I say more.
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tender and great taste Tried this and now it will be a regular used recipe
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food good eats and amazing food and absolute This is absolutely amazingly good 👍 absolutely delicious and mouth watering
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! The brisket has amazing taste to it!!! Melts in your mouth! If you haven’t tried it…. You definitely need to!!!!!
Date published: 2023-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drunk Brisket Good with salads, sandwich's, or by its self and with a glass of whiskey.
Date published: 2023-07-10
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