Corned Beef! I Scored HUGE!!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ronp, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was calling around to check prices on corned beef. Smiths Kroger 2.99, I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone at my local Albertson's (luckily) so I got one about 8 miles a way. I asked how much the corned beef was and he said "I have some that are on clearance because the due date is about to expire." I said how much? " He said 1.00 a pound." I thought I heard wrong and asked him to repeat that because I had a bad connection which I didn't. " He said 1.00 a pound" I said can you hold them I'll be right over. He said sure!

    I back tracked about 8 mles and picked up 12 pounds for 12.00. Unbelieavable!!!!! Now, for the bad news if there is any, they are corned beef rounds, but hey, 1.00 a pound!!! When I got there, there was a different butcher that waited on me. He said hell, I would have bought them myself if I had known, oh well too late now!!


    Then I stopped at Sam's for some black pepper corns. They cost half as much as the meat.[​IMG]

    I am a happy camper and will soon doing good old hot Pastrami!

    http://www.mohawkpacking.com/products/CB.html

    I am so ready for this!

    Stay tuned for a Pastrami QVIEW.
     
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Nice score!
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice score, stock up cause the meat prices are about to be on a roller coaster ride ...
     
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you sure you bought those??

    Do you recall actually seeing them?? [​IMG]
     
  5. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    great score.. yes, spices seem to have sky rocketed. you see how much a little tub of nutmeg is?? my good ness..glad it ain't fuel for the jeep..
    I am going to stock up if I see good spices on sale.
     
  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yikes?? HOW MUCH???
    Spices are out of this world, but so had gas for my Jeep....where is that vegetable oil convertor kit??
    Can't wait till ya post the q-vue....[​IMG]
     
  7. apphoto

    apphoto Newbie

    I'm anxious to see how this turns out. Would love to try it myself sometime. Good grab!
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As usual you are on my a$$ lol.[​IMG] I take it as a compliment, at least you are watching me. Thanks.

    Yes I did, and I actually have the pics to prove it! Will post them when the camera recharges.

    Remember one thing: I am not a professional smoker like you are? and I can always be corrected, including spelling.

    I love when someone tries to discredit me. I have cooked 1,000's of slabs ribs in the restaurant in 8 years, and smoking just adds another step, no problem for me. But I can always learn more. That's why I am here, not only to learn, but to share what knowledge I may have.

    Take care Bubba, I think you are a friend in disguise.[​IMG]
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Ron you scored big did you keep looking over your shoulder waiting for someone to run up and tell you there was a mistake [​IMG]
     
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, I quickly went to the check out and got out now. I felt like a bandit!!!
     
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I think I will do some pastrami tonight.
     
  12. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You better get those soaking......[​IMG]
     
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As I type they are soaking.

    I did a fry pan test last night and they were not salty. Tough as hell though, couldn't even chew it! A little TLC should do it I hope!
     
  14. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    try to get your hands on some juniper berries. I got a quart for a couple dollars. made 3 pastramis already and the bags still about half full. they really enhance the flavor
     
  15. bbq addict

    bbq addict Smoke Blower

    Noobie question comming at ya...

    How do you make pastrami???
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  17. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was a score, the only thing better would have been they paid you to take them, LOL.
     
  18. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how the corned beef turns out. Sounds tasty.
     
  19. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That link doesn't work. So, to answer the question, you basically smoke a brisket that has been corned, like in corned beef. That's the easy way. You can also find corned beef rounds, that is what I have.

    The hard way is to pump and cure a brisket with an appropriate cure for x number of days depending on the cure. Then smoke with various spices which can vary according to taste and recipe.

    I tried to find some Juniper berries with no luck at the last moment.
    Hope that helps.

    I'll be posting the start of my Pastrami adventure here soon.

    Thanks for asking,
    Ron
     

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