How to Reheat Smoked Brisket

How to Reheat Brisket?

Brisket has quickly become one of the dominant players in the BBQ space. The growing popularity of backyard bbq’ing and barbecue restaraunts has led to to many folks trying their hands at cooking brisket. There are innumerable blogs, videos, classes about smoking brisket. A less talked about practice is how to reheat it.


  1. Wrap entire brisket in plastic wrap
  2. Put 3/4 of an inch of water in a large pan.
  3. Place wrapped brisket in pan
  4. Place aluminum foil over the entire pan, make sure all sides of the foil are tight
  5. Place in oven at 350 degrees
  6. Depending on the size of the brisket this could take between 20 minutes to 1.5 hours
  7. Temp the brisket – 165 degrees means you’re done
  8. Enjoy!

Understanding what brisket is isn’t necessarily required to reheat it, but we find it helpful. A brisket starts as a very large piece of meat. It comes from the pectoral muscle of cattle. It is composed of two distinct sections. The point and the flat. The flat as the name suggests is the portion of the brisket that’s flat. It’s the skinnier section of the meat. The point is about halfway up the flat, it’s much thicker in size and contains quite a bit more fat. Whenever ordering brisket from a restaraunt this knowledge can come in handy – if you prefer fattier meat ask for the point. If your prefer leaner ask for the flat.

Brisket has been historically viewed as a tough, cheap piece of meat. That is until the discovery that it becomes more tender than a great fillet if cooked properly.