Strami day

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gruelurks, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    On of the key benefits of my job is telecommuting in to work from home which in turn allows me more time to practice smoking while I sling code. Today it's strami time! I bought a Grobbels CBB for $1.99/lb from a new Mexican grocery store that opened up near my work. (Pork butts for $1.19/lb!) It's been soaking in an ice water bath since Sunday morning with 12 hour changes of water. Today I dried it out for an hour on the counter, then made a rub in my grinder. Getting ready to fire the MES up with some cherry wood, will post more later.

    2 tbsp corriander seeds
    1/2 cup of whole cracked black peppercorn
    2 tsp white pepper
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp ground cloves



  2. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    Man, those are some excellent prices, I love a good pastrami.

  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto on the great prices. Still paying $3.99 to $4.99 CBB here. I'd go stock up.

    Looking good. I'll be curious as to what you think that awfully long soak. I hope you didn't soak all the flavor right out of them.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would definatly run back to little Mexico before they figure out what their selling them for. We love corned beef and pastrami in this house for sure. I really like to corn my own beef too. It's really easy and everything tasted better when it's from scatch anyway.
  5. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Grue, ,,,looking great so far..
  6. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    They just opened this market a month ago, so maybe they are just running cheap for now. We'll see as time goes by. They also have a small cafeteria inside and sell fresh made Mexican food and pastries all day long. There carnitas were outstanding, I'll grab some more meat prices when I return to work tomorrow.
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah-buddy!!! Great start.Look forward to my internet meal later!!!!
  8. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you're off to a great pastrami start, how big is that?
  9. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    I didn't think to check the weight on it, but I'd say it weighed in around 3-4 lbs at least.
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks to be a good start on your strami...[​IMG]
  11. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    And here it is fresh from the smoker at 165 degrees. Got it wrapped and foiled in a towel to rest for a bit while I finish making our homemade pizza's in the oven. I'll post some sliced pics later.

  12. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    And the final cut...sliced by hand until I get a new slicer. The hardest part is getting it all in to the freezer bag for the fridge without eating it all.


  13. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    Mmmmmm, that sure looks good and juicy. Where abouts in Oakland county do you live? I grew up in Northville, if you know where that is.

  14. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks perfect.[​IMG]
  15. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the always so kind words all.

    TxBigRed: I live in Waterford now, but also used to live in Livonia over by Northville too.
  16. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sweet.Freezer bag?what isi that LOL!!!

    [​IMG]for going the whole 10 yards!

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