Dude Inspired Pastrami w/Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by blue, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. So I got a meat slicer for my birthday last week and I wanted to give it a test run before the 30 return policy expired and since it was purchased the day after Thanksgiving...I had to get my rear in gear.

    A while back the Dude Abides made some pastrami on his B-day from an already corned beef and so I decided that I would give it a shot.

    I got a 3.5 pound corned beef brisket from the local market and soaked it for about 8 hours in the fridge changing the water every two hours.


    I made a rub of coriander, black and white pepper, brown sugar, mustard seed, paprika and a pinch of kosher salt.

    I refrigerated it for a few hours:


    Threw it on the offset with some apple wood.


    And smoked it for about 10 hours until it reached 165. Pulled it from the smoker and left it to rest.


    It sliced up real nice on the new meat slicer:


    Thank you Dude for the inspiration and thank you to the rest of you for checking out my Qview.
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks delicious....I have not done a pastrami yet and ITCHING to do one after all these great posts....[​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, I just had a Pastrami & Swiss on Rye so I could almost taste it...
  5. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great. What slicer did you get? Looks like it did a great job!

    Just put 2 briskets in brine today. 1 will be frozen & kept for corned beef and the other will get smoked for a Strami on Christmas Day!
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You know that just made me realize that out of all the pastrami have done I never once tried one as just corned beef...
    I'm a bad Irishman [​IMG]
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh man, you're killin' me! I've got a smoke planned for (hopefully) Monday and Dudestrami is on the menu. Your's look awesome. Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it.

    Now if only the wife comes through with that slicer for Christmas...then I'll be rockin some thin sliced strami like you've got going.

    [​IMG]for your first! Congratulations on a successful smoke.
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful first time pastrami, and great looking slices too! Excellent [​IMG]
  9. Thanks again, everyone. The one thing I wished I did differently was a bigger brisket. I have been having pastrami for lunch every day and there is only a few slices left.

    I got a Cooks slicer which is a relatively inexpensive 7.5 inch slicer. It was a gift so I did not have too much say in what I got...but as long as I get a few years use and move onto a better one some day in the future, I am happy!
  10. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's such a great looking pastrami! I'm going to find time to make one or two these next two weeks. [​IMG]
  11. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dudestrami rocks! Nice job, man I gotta get my butt in gear and do one of those.

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