Well with corned beef on sale at $1.99 per lb. I jus HAD to stock up! Two are being left as corned beef, the other three are getting turned into pastrami - they were all approx. 3.5 lbs. My pastrami rub is corriander, garlic powder, and a LOT of fresh ground pepper! Three with heavy rub are pastrami, the other two got a light rub are tonights dinner! A happy smoker! Running with some Lazzari lump and a mix of hickory and cherry. Two hours in.... starting to get that mouth wattering smell! Three and half hours and ready for foil, for the corned beef ones I put a squirt of Beaver Sweet Honey Mustard in with them. Here is one of the pastrami. ..... and the corned beef. Plated up with some red potatos, cabbage, and carrots...... oooooh yeaaahhhh!