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View Poll Results: When do you Rub you Brisket?
Just before you put it on the pit 43 43.88%
The night before 44 44.90%
24 hours before 5 5.10%
48 hours before 0 0%
Other-Specify 6 6.12%
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Unread 12-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default When do you Rub you Brisket?

I'm curious how long you think it takes to get the best flavor.

As for me, I generally rub the night before and then add a little rub in the morning before I put it on the pit.
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I rub right before it goes into the pit but then I use a little more salt in my rub.
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I take the brisket out of the fridge, light the pit, come back in and slather brisket with mustard and apply the rub, then put the brisket on the smoker, which by this time is usually between 120* and 140*
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Right before it goes into the inferno. I simply can't believe that the solid particles that make up a rub can be absorbed into a solid piece of meat.
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That's kind of a personal question that belongs more in Woodpile, isn't it?

Seriously though, I apply the rub right before it goes on the smoker...
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Right before it goes on the smoker!
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Light, rub, cook
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I take the brisket out of the fridge, light the pit, come back in and slather brisket with mustard and apply the rub, then put the brisket on the smoker, which by this time is usually between 120* and 140*
Pretty much what I do. Except my brisket will sit with the rub on it a little longer, until the pit gets up to 220-250.

And I don't slather in mustard.
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I rub right before it goes into the pit but then I use a little more salt in my rub.
Salt is a carrier of flavor. I too, just before I lay it on. Of course I don't have the space to put 10-15 briskets in a fridge. Neither do Smittys, kreuz, muellers, angelos, zion, salt lick, mikeskas, blacks, Ta'yor Cafe Southside Market, Elgin. Neither did our forefathers.

I specifically do not actually like the taste of marinated brisket. I have done an overnight rubb but I would have to adjust my rubb seasonings to make it work.
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I rub just before putting on the pit. I have grown to where I prefer the meat to taste like the best MEAT it can be, and the bark to be there for flavor and added texture. Not to alter the taste of the meat to the spices I am using in the bark. It's a personal thing, and others preferences vary.
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8 + hours before, maybe thats my problem. My rub doesnt have alot of salt in it.
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Like most of the others..right before while the smoker is heating up.

That's the way I was told to do it the first time, and have really never tried any other way.
The same goes for butt and ribs.
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Whenever I have time. Usually right before but could be up to a couple of hours before.
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Depending on the seasoning I'm using, the night before up to right before it goes in to cook.
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Just before I put them on the pit.
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