Sam's Club Corned Beef(Grobbel's Gourmet Corned Beef Brisket)?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dj mishima, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Anyone try smoking this?

    At my favorite local smokehouse, the smoked corned beef is my favorite(second to smoked brisket.)  I suppose this is technically pastrami, but it is great!  But sadly, far away from me and only available on Tuesdays...

    My questions are this:

    Did you need to soak pre-smoke?  If so, how long?  Also, did you use the spice pack that came with it?  How long do you need to smoke, and at what temp?  Is this easier to start off with than a regular brisket?

    I am still a rookie and I am using an unmodified Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill with mixed success.  I love brisket, but want to get some experience under the belt before I tackle it(especially with the smoker I currently have.)
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Ok if your trying to make Pastrami from a packaged Corned Beef yes you can. Take the packaged Corned beef and wash very well to remove the cure products that include papain. Now soak in ice water for an hour, rinse, repeat. Now dry and let sit overnight in the fridge. Next day cover in mustard and whatever seasonings you like and smoke till 135. That's it. 
  3. smokinal

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

  4. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Sweet, it looks like I'll be trying this one soon!
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked Corned Beef aka Pastrami it AWESOME. I make it as often as I can. I always buy up a bunch when they go on sale over St Patties day. Do a search for Pastrami and you will get a lot of different recipes and idea's.
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will find it tastes sooo much better than store will have a "moment" savoring its taste and think you died and went to heaven. least I did.......[​IMG]
  7. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    We tried the smoked corn beef AKA pastrami.  WOW!!!  It is so awesome, so delicious!!!  YUMMMMMM!!!!   With the left overs we baked potatoes and slit the potatoes open filled with a combation of shredded cheese, chopped green onions and shredded pastrami and returned to and heated until cheese was melted.  Of course we didn't forget the sour cream.  Oh! Yeah!!  Heaven!!!!  [​IMG]
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is a recipe I use.  Many people add juniper berries.  Be sure to crush the coriander seeds, peppercorns,mustard seeds and white peppercorns a bit in a spice grinder.  I omit the juniper berries and substitute granulated garlic so I can store it without refrigerating.


    5 tablespoons kosher salt
    4 tablespoons paprika
    3 tablespoons coriander seeds
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons black peppercorns
    2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
    1 tablespoon white peppercorns
    8 cloves garlic, minced

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. Do juniper berries cause spoilage if not refridged?
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never used them and have no clue about that.  I do know the use of fresh garlic will cause problems if not refrigerated, tho.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I see I need to apologize for a confusing post.  I made it sound like I was substituting granulated garlic for juniper berries.  This is not the case.  I omit the juniper berries.  I sub granulated garlic for the fresh.  This way I have a dry rub with no ingredients which will spoil.  I like this approach because I often make rubs and spice mixes in bulk, and refrigerating them would be a pain.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My buddy's have you covered,

    Just remember the Qview  [​IMG]

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