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Cook the Book: Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket

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Cookouts are, without fail, some of the most time-consuming get-togethers. Whether you are grilling some burgers and dogs or an entire pig, the meal inevitably hits the table much later than expected. Cooking on an open flame is unpredictable--even the most seasoned grillers can fall prey to a meat-plus-fire disaster.

But the beauty of a cookout is that it's not a meal--it's more of a social gathering. Nobody knows this better than Chis Lilly. He is just as concerned with spending quality time with his friends and family as he is with making award-winning barbecue.

This recipe for Slow-Smoked Beef Brisket from Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book is a time commitment, about nine to ten hours to be exact. Fortunately the active work time is minimal. The bulk of your time will be spent hanging in the backyard with those who are near and dear.

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As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book to give away this week.

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