A closeup of sliced brisket.
Avoid One Common Spraying Mistake When Cooking Brisket
By Kuamel Stewart
Spritzing water, beer, cider, or juice on a brisket while cooking it on low heat will keep the meat juicy and sustain its moisture throughout the cooking process.
However, if you spritz the fat in your brisket while it cooks, the liquid will cool the fat too much, preventing it from melting into your meat to create a delicious flavor.
You want your brisket to be imparted with delicious flavor from its rendered fat, so do not spray the fatty areas when you spray the meat.
The rendered fat will also help soften the meat so that the brisket develops a delicious tenderness from the melted fat and the "low and slow" cooking technique.