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smoking brisket ahead of time


Smoke Blower
Joined Feb 18, 2007
ill be smoking brisket for about 125 people. i would like to smoke the brisket a week ahead of time, need some advise please

1- how much brisket for 125 people(sandwhiches)

2-after brisket is cooked should i wait on shreadaing it until the day i serve it?

3-best method of rewarming so that i dont effect the tenderness of the meat?

many thanks my friends


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Oct 27, 2005
For sandwiches, I would figure about 20 people per brisket. IMHO brisket is made to be sliced unless you are going to grind the whole thing and make chopped beef. I would slice it the day of and place it in a foil pan with it's own juice, some beer, and a beef bullion cube. I would cover this foil pan and place it into your smoker or an oven to warm.


Legendary Pitmaster
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Sliced seem to go a lot farther too with slices most people try not to look like a pig but with pulled meats everybody packs it on!
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