Corned beef question.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by xray, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    A local supermarket is running a special on corned beef for St. Patrick's Day. They are selling it for 50% off, it is $4.79 a pound. Which at that price I am more willing to try making pastrami for the first time.

    Can I freeze the corned beef for later use since its been brined? Or do I have to soak overnight, smoke and then freeze?
  2. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I forgot to add, it's Nathan's brand corned beef flat. Is it worth 4.79$ a lb.?
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You can freeze as is if you are going to use it in the next month or two. For longer term freezing, drain, rinse and rewrap it first. The salt in the brine can cause rancidity and affect the texture...JJ
  4. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you JJ. I guess I better get on it!
  5. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    $4.79 is 50% off? CB flats in my area are $5.99lb regular price. Local supermarket has points on sale for $1.88. Just finished making pastrami out of two of em. So good.

    JJ.. thanks for the tip on long term freezing.
  6. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah that's the sale price. The price of beef has been outrageous around here. I don't smoke as much beef as I would like because of it.

    Hell even 80/20 ground has been $3.99 lb. for was at $1.99 forever before the price of gas skyrocketed. Even though gas prices have gone down the price of beef has stayed up.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Seems high for corned beef, especially this time of year.

  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Corned Flats locally in central NJ is in the $4-5 range but the Points here too are $1.88ish...JJ
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I just picked up 4 Flats $1.88 with coupon and I am going to be able to get a few more during the week.

  10. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    CB in northern Indiana was $1.69 right after St. Pattys day.

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