how to wrap a brisket

How to wrap a brisket (step by step)

You know that wrapping brisket in butchers paper helps it through the stall, but I’ll show you my step by step guide for HOW to properly wrap your brisket.

It’s a brisket swaddle, if you will. Just like swaddling a baby, there’s definitely a right way to do it for best results. This is the way the pros and famous BBQ joints do it, and now you know how to do it too. Wrapping correctly can impact the quality and final result, but once you know how, it’s easy.

You’ll DEFINITELY need butchers or pink paper for this, and I use this Hardcore Carnivore one. You can also get the handy-dandy dispenser here. BTW, if you’ve ever wondered why brisket wrapping in paper is preferred to foil, or how the paper doesn’t disintegrate, you might like to check out this article I wrote all about butchers paper in BBQ.

And if you’re looking for how to COOK a brisket, I got you covered with this recipe.

HOW TO WRAP A BRISKET IN PAPER:

STEP 1:  Cut two lengths of butcher paper and arrange them lengthways, one piece overlapping the other by 2 inches.

Step 2: place your brisket near one end, with enough room to bring the edge of the paper over the top.

how to wrap a brisket

Step 3: tuck the edge of the paper underneath to secure it.

Step 4: fold over the long sides of the paper in line with the edge of the brisket.

Step 5: gently pull the brisket towards you to tighten the paper.

gently pull the brisket towards you to tighten the paper

Step 6: fold the brisket over 2-3 times to finish the wrap.

fold the brisket over 2-3 times to finish the wrap

Thanks to my buddy Nick for making an excellent hand model!