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2. For the BEER+VINEGAR MOP SAUCE: Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan on medium. Reduce heat to low when it's simmering and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. For the BRISKET BBQ SAUCE: Saute the onions over medium heat until soft in a largish saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil over med high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least half an hour or until desired thickness is reached.
4. To prepare the smoked beef brisket:
Pack as much Brisket Rub on an untrimmed brisket (7-10 pounds) as it will take. Wrap it in clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
Get up at 5am. Take the brisket out of the fridge to let it come to room temp while you deal with your smoker.
Choose a wood for your smoker. Hickory and oak are nice for beef. Mesquite is a little strong. I use apple because I like the lighter flavor. Put a drip pan in the bottom of your smoker with a liter of boiling water in it for moisture.
Start your smoker. When you get white ash on your wood and your smoke is running in a thin blue line and your temp is between 200F-225F consistantly, put the brisket in the smoker, fat side up. Let the rub set and a bark just start to form on the brisket, about 1.5 hours. Remember to always have the meat fat side up in the smoker. The fat drips down and does this self-basting thing. Don't be flipping the meat around.
Slather the brisket all over with yellow American mustard and then season with fresh cracked black pepper. You will not taste this mustard later, so don't be scared. It's part of the tenderizing. Let it smoke another 3 hours or so.
Mop the brisket with Beer+Vinegar mop sauce. Do this again in an hour.
After the second round of mop sauce has been on an hour, take the brisket off, set it on a big piece of foil, mop it generously with the mop sauce again using approximately 1/3 cup of sauce and seal the brisket in the tin foil. Continue to smoke at 200F-225F for 3-4 more hours, until you reach an internal temperature of 185F. <---very important to get a thermometer!
Unwrap the brisket and slather with BBQ sauce. Smoke 15 minutes. Slather with BBQ sauce again. Smoke 15 more minutes.
Take the brisket out of the smoker and tent some foil over it. Let it rest at least 15 minutes before serving.