Pastrami from the begining, update It's finally done!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokinal, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. micmike

    micmike Smoke Blower

    Hey Al, It's gonna be hard to wait 7 days.

    I hope you qview the smoke...
     
  2. I will be watching this! looking good so far!
     
  3. smokinal

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


    Yes I plan on Qviewing the smoke and I'm going to smoke it all the way without foiling, which will be a first for me.
     
  4. I'll be watchin. Curious as well on the price difference.

    FYI Bear. I was getting the corned beef points in 3-4lb sizes for less than a dollar a pound last year (.88 /lb I think). They didn't last in the freezer. It's the only thing I could afford to buy enough of to experiment with.
     
     
  5. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The local price for a corned beef, today, is $3.99/lb
     
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm at 2.50 a lb for corned beef brisket.
     
  7. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Al,

    Could you add a link to where you made pastrami from corned beef, I couldn't find any brisket or flats, but I did find a "Country Pride Corned Beef" from Vernon CA, would that work?

    Gene
     
  8. rosiepug

    rosiepug Fire Starter

    Here in Phx Az. Flats run about $3.50 a #. Packers are about $2.00. So it kinda comes down to if you have the will power to wait out the brining process??just saying ...:grilling_smilie:
     
  9. Ok, You have us all sitting on the edge of our seats!  Is there anyway we can get the time to move faster?  I have one fear with me getting hooked on all this smoking.  How am I going to keep this body of mine fitting in my jeans?
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    That's easy----Keep your smoker 100 yards from your house, and check it (on foot) every 10 minutes.

    Bear
     
  11. smokinal

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


    I found an old one, but there wasn't much info on the process. If you use the search box & type in pastrami a ton of threads will come up. Simply put the process is soak the corned beef in water for about 8 hours, changing the water a couple of times. Dry it off coat with EVOO & your rub, I just use CBP & I also put the pickling spices on top that come in the bag with the corned beef. Then into the smoker @ 225. When it gets to 165, foil it & back on the smoker or into the oven until it reaches 225. Wrap it in towels & put in a dry cooler for a couple of hours and your ready for slicing.
     
  12. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Al, I copied you instructions and I'm ready to try making pastrami, but..., we're on a tsunami alert and everything is closed down tight, it hit here this morning a 7:30, standing on my roof I watched 4 small waves hit the reef, water in the lagoon rose 16",  a lot of to do for nothing.

    I hope the store is open by noon!

    Gene
     
  13. smokinal

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

    Yea, Gene I saw that on the news, but better to be safe than sorry. Some of that footage from Japan looked pretty intense. Good luck with the pastrami & keep us posted.
     
  14. smokinal

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

    Day 4, been turning it over every day. I guess today is about hump day.  [​IMG]
     
  15. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

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  16. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I will be keeping my eye on this one Al can't wait to see how it turns out[​IMG]
     
  17. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There must be something in the air because I just brined a brisket today in preparation for St. patty's day. I'll be watching for your outcome...
     
  18. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    I just picked up 2 corned beef briskets for 1.28/lb. Gonna do one as pastrami. Making corned beef and cabbage later in the week.  And get it all to myself cuz the boys won't eat it, their loss!

     When I did a pastrami search I used the wiki which lead me to jeffs newsletter from 2/2010 and all the instructions are there!

    Looks good Al, can't wait for the end
     
  19. smokinal

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

    I can't wait for the end either. I think it may need to cure more than 7 days, may let it go till the end of the week.
     
  20. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    Add another interrested watcher !
     

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