Failed on my first beef brisket
Hello every, I tried smoking my first beef brisket today. It was a fail from the start. I bought my meat from food lion. It claimed it was ready to cook and looked pre-seasoned (it was not). So I did not do anything to it the night before.
I used salt, pepper, and a little garlic an hour prior to cooking. I kept the cooker at 225 degrees for 5 hours.
After 5 hours I wrapped it in foil and let it sit on the grill for another hour.
The meat was very chewy and took for ever to be able to swollow. The flavor was there but the tenderness and texture was not.
I am excepting all criticism and advice, like I said it is my first smoked brisket and will not take anything personal.