Smoked Brisket Rub

One of the best characteristics of a smoked brisket is the way the smoke enhances the meat’s natural flavour. This flavour is mostly derived from the thin, top layer of fat. It is this fat that melts its way into the brisket as it cooks within the smoker. To make this moist and juicy cut taste even better, coat your brisket with this Smoked Brisket Rub, a flavourful blend of spices and herbs, before smoking.


8 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chilli powder
3 tablespoons salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Use paper towels to dry the brisket. This will prevent the rub from clumping together in wetter areas.
  3. Spread the rub generously over the brisket before smoking. Be sure to coat all sides.
    HOT TIP – Gently press the rub into the surface of the brisket to help the spices stick during a long cook time