I have been wanting to do a Pastrami. I don't mind telling ya, I have never cured anything that ended up edible. Butcher laughs at me, Did a corned beef, a Canadien bacon, the dogs wouldn't even eat 'em...... Its one of the reasons I bought that little electric smoker. LOL Gonna copy yours, remember its the sincerest form of flattery! I just want one to come out right, just once! I am snake bit using cures! Been wanting to try making a ham too, but the weather has changed and we no longer get any winter, we didn't have a freeze last winter. Pop said he never used a cure or a brine on hams, just salt the first week and sugar the second. But when he was doing 'em they had cold and snow. Been wondering about trying to make one in the beer cooler. But hate to lose the space. That stuck in my head, Briskets and Beer, sounds like a Rodney Carrington song. It just sounds so right.... BTW Thats a nice looking pastrami. How much flavor was imparted, would you consider it mild, strong?