Pastrami w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bud lite, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    My thanks to the many contributors on SMF who point the way for us newbies to learn.

    Corned Beef - Pastrami 2.76 lbs.

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    The sodium content was 1050mg/ serving. Soaked in water for 24 hrs. Changed water 4 times.
    Coated with EVOO and rub consisting of
    coriander 1/4 tsp
    mustard seed 1 Tbsp
    paprika 1/2 tsp
    pepper 1/2 tsp
    garlic 1/4 tsp
    brown sugar 1 Tbsp
    onion 1 tsp
    and the packet of the pickling spice that comes with the corned beef.

    Wrapped in Saran Wrap overnight in refrigerator.

    Smoked a little Cajun boudin while we're at it. Thanks to Jeff.

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    In the MES put large alum pan under Pastrami to catch drippings for au jus. Add water. Don't let it dry out.

    Start time.... 10:00 a.m. Finished 7:00 p.m. Total 9 hours.

    Hickory chips & Wild Cherry chips in the MES.
    160 F for 1 hour.
    200 F for 1 hour.
    225 F for 5 hours. Foiled with apple juice at 5:00 p.m. at 160F.

    MES still at 225F. Pastrami temp quickly going up. Pulled, toweled with foil, in cooler at 195F at 7:00 p.m.

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    Ready for the slicer.

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    Plated with au jus, creamed new potatoes & peas, and fresh corn.

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    This is a winner. Will do it again.
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice strami! Thanks for the drool-view!

  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Bud Lite,

    Great Info there. Thanks for the q-view. I'm going to try my hand at Pastrami this weekend. I hope it turns out as well as yours. Thanks for the tip on the 24 hour soak. The corned beef I found also has 1050 mgs of sodium per 4 oz. serving. I'll bookmark your post along with the one that answered my corned beef to patrami post for reference. Take care.
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful looking Pastrami. I've got two in the freezer. Now if only I can find a day to get those babys all smoked up. Thanks for the inspiration. It really does look great.

  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Dael, great job. Nothing better than some good smoked pastrami.
    Been a little while since I've done one, now I gotta go out looking for a deal.

    Dude, you can send them over my way and I'll smoke 'em on up for ya [​IMG]
  6. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! How was the au jus? I've never caught it with a pastrami because I don't soak them and figured it would be too salty just from my "finger-licking" tests. After the 24 hour soak how did it come out?
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the stramie.[​IMG]
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job there bud looks really yummy. I do happen to have one in the freezer.[​IMG]
  9. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good smoke there Bud Lite!!!!![​IMG]
    I've got 2 in the freezer and gonna try doing 1 this week.[​IMG]
  10. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow looks great! I need to get in gear and do one of these!

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