How To Smoke A Bison Brisket?

  • Remove the bison brisket from the package after it has completely thawed, liberally sprinkle it with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and then chill it for 48 hours before smoking.
  • Prepare a pellet grill or smoker for smoking by preheating it to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the brisket directly on the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and smoke penetration from all sides. 2 hours of smoking.
  • Brisket’s interior temperature will be close to 120 after two hours. Olive oil should be applied evenly to the exterior, then smoked for an additional 30 minutes to allow the smoke to adhere.
  • Wrap the beef in pink butcher paper and drizzle it with beer, chicken stock, and barbecue sauce. Place on an aluminum tray, then put back on the smoker. Check the brisket every hour to make sure there is enough moisture to prevent drying out.
  • Increase the smoker’s or pellet grill’s temperature to 240 after a total of 4-1/2 hours. Every hour, continue to unwrap the brisket and add liquids as necessary.
  • After eight hours, place a probe in the thickest portion of the bison brisket and cover with aluminum foil. You should check every few hours for the next 4 to 6 hours and add liquids as necessary.
  • After 12 to 14 hours, when the brisket has reached 195-200 degrees and the probe easily enters the meat (you might need to probe another region to check for tenderness), remove from the oven and make sure the tray and the brisket are completely covered in aluminum foil. Before carving, let the food cool for an hour.

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Barbecued bison brisket (Buffalo In A Smoker or Traeger Pellet Grill)

If you’ve been able to obtain a bison brisket, start your pellet grill or smoker since properly prepared buffalo makes a great smoking meat. Although there are a few minor changes that must be considered when cooking, bison and beef are extremely comparable. I went down a buffalo rabbit hole in my quest to learn everything there was to know about slow smoking bison brisket.

Remove the fat cap from the bison brisket, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Kosher salt, ground black pepper, and barbecue sauce are used to season the bison. Using hickory, pecan, or another preferred smoking wood, set the temperature of your smoker or pellet grill to between 225 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit. After the first four hours, leave the meat alone, and then spritz it every 30 minutes. Once the bark has hardened, wrap the brisket in foil. When the beef is probe-tender, cook it until it reaches a temperature between 195 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit. After one hour of rest, slice.

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  • We will cook this brisket exceptionally low and slowly due to its fine character and absence of fats.
  • Grill at 200 degrees Fahrenheit until the center of the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees. NOTICE: This section lacks a timeline. Brisket is being smoked by you!
  • Once the desired temperature is reached, you should double-wrap the brisket in foil. Important: To the foil with the brisket, add 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of beef/bison stock.
  • Once the internal temperature of the brisket reaches 203 degrees Fahrenheit, place it back on the barbecue in a clean tinfoil pan.

Brisket Cooking Advice

Beef brisket is a common feature of barbecue for many people, but it can be flavorless and greasy if cooked improperly. On the other hand, bison brisket is significantly leaner, more flavorful, and cooks in half the time!

The breast and front shoulder of the bison are used to make brisket. This muscle is always working while the bison moves, runs, and grazes, so it is a little bit tougher than other cuts like a ribeye that don’t get as much exercise. However, properly prepared bison brisket may be mouthwateringly tender. The trick? The race is won by steadiness and pace. Cook it gently in a smoker, Dutch oven, or crockpot, and vary the cooking time to achieve the desired level of tenderness.


The bison brisket is among the toughest big game meat in North America. A bull bison brisket is practically impossible to eat with a fork; you must use a knife to stir the meat around before it is cooked.

Adult bull bison briskets have less fat and are slightly smaller than domestic cow briskets. With a few minor exceptions, bison brisket can be prepared similarly to beef.

I prepared an 11-pound bison brisket by trimming it, reserving the nicest tip and flat for smoked brisket. The remaining portion, approximately 5 pounds, will be used to make corned beef.

Just take a look at how deliciously gelatinous that meat is.

Three 15 oz cans of beef broth were combined with 2/3 cup of a substance called Fab B to create a brine solution. The brine was injected into the brisket in an amount of around 1 cup. Brisket was put in a Ziploc bag along with the remaining brine, and the mixture was let to marinade overnight.

The brisket was taken out of the brine, rinsed in cool water, and then patted dry in order to prepare it for the rub. Any brine that was left over was kept for later.

Elk, bison, and beef all receive the same brisket rub from me. The sole distinction is that before the rub is applied, liquefied beef fat is spread on the bison brisket. If you don’t have beef tallow, you can use any vegetable oil.

Because it reduces how much smoke reaches the meat, I prefer not to brush oil over beef brisket before smoking. On the other hand, because elk and bison brisket is so tasty and lean, I opt for less smoke flavor and a softer bark:

Using a mixture of mesquite and hickory sawdust, the briskets were smoked for two or three hours at 200 degrees with the dampers closed. The meat was roasted for another hour or so without smoke once the dampers were opened, until the internal temperature reached 145 degrees.

The brisket was taken out of the barbecue and put in a roasting pan made of foil. The remaining brine was mixed with a can of beef broth and then poured over the smoked brisket. The brisket’s top was covered with around 1 cup of beef fat. After that, it was placed back inside the smoker while being wrapped with aluminum foil.

Overnight, the brisket was roasted at 225 degrees for a further 8 hours. The meat’s internal temperature was about 170 degrees at this moment. The brisket was placed on a blanket in an ice chest cooler while it was still sealed up and let to “rest” for two hours. While “resting” in the ice chest, the meat’s internal temperature should rise by 10 degrees. Wild game brisket is fine around 185 degrees, especially if it comes from an old male bison. Big game brisket may become chewy at temperatures below 160 degrees.

All done:

The flat was little overdone and crumbly, which is typical when the point and flat are cooked together, but the point was perfectly cooked for sandwiches:

For smoking a brisket, what do I need?

For you to see exactly what I use at home, I’ve provided links to the things I use to smoke my brisket below. Although not all of these are required, I have found that they all make the work much simpler after smoking a lot of briskets!

  • Smoker. Any type of smoker will do as long as it can maintain a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit continuously. I prefer my CampChef SmokePro.
  • enormous cutting board When the brisket is ready to serve, you’ll need a large surface to slice it on.
  • Meat-temp gauge. Any dependable thermometer will suffice, but the Thermapen Mk4 is ideal for this brisket.
  • Kitchen knife You’ll need a sturdy, sharp knife to cut your brisket. The Dahstrong Chef Knife is ideal for the task at hand.

Can bison steak be smoked?

Lean and flavorful, bison ribeye steaks are a delicacy. Once you add smoke, you have a genuine delight. Today, we’ll use the Pit Boss Pellet Grill and the reverse-sear method.

How long does a bison brisket need to cook?

Set your slow cooker to the high setting or 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the bacon in the slow cooker, and cook it there until fat develops and it turns translucent. If any bacon remains under the brisket after it has entirely cooked, it won’t thoroughly sear. Instead, push it to the side of the slow cooker. Remove the bacon if there isn’t enough room, then add it back in once the brisket has seared. The brisket can alternatively be seared in lard or bacon grease in a frying pan before being placed in the slow cooker.

Add salt and pepper to the brisket’s exterior on both sides. Sear the brisket on both sides and place it in the slow cooker. After that, turn down the heat to 275°F or the low setting. For nine to ten hours, or until the meat is tender, cook the brisket on low. Shallow bowls are used to serve the meat, which is topped with fresh parsley.

Do you need suggestions for sides to serve with your bison brisket? Always a good option are mashed or baked potatoes. Red potatoes can also be baked with a variety of spices. To help the seasonings stick, cut them into two-inch pieces and brush a little oil over them. They will taste wonderful and go well with the brisket if you season them with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and rosemary. Then, for a hearty, healthful supper that’s ideal for any occasion, add your favorite vegetables, like corn on the cob or a combination of roasted carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and yellow squash.