Today's pastrami smoke, lagging behind Eric but smoking strong

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fire it up, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Howdy all.
    As I type this I have my chipotle pastrami smoking over some cherry wood.
    The cure procedure was posted here http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=83943
    but thought it a better idea to post the smoke in a separate thread so it will be easier for members searching pastrami to find.

    Got a late start today, had to run out and do some Christmas shopping then grocery shopping then to Walmart for coals, then I get home and ready to start the smoker and find out my Brother has to go into work on his day off, one of the managers had to go to the hospital so I had to run him in.
    Cold and windy but got my strami on at about 1:30.

    After 10 days of curing, rinsed and fry pan test. It was perfect and no need for a soak.



    Coated with olive oil and rubbed with coriander, Indian mustard seed, chipotle powder, black pepper and garlic and into the smoker.



    2 1/2 hours in, spritzed for the first time with apple juice.

    Also threw on a few new chicken experiments but will post them when done in the proper thread.
     
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good Jim.Pisser of a day down here.Finished the shopping as well and baked some bread.....Looking forward to the slicing you will do later...or perhaps the bits again....
     
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck on this one FiU. Looks like a bit of deliciousnes goin' on at your place today.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You'r off to a goodstart there Jim. We just have to have some pastrami in the frig and the freezer to keep momma happy. How much of a kick is the choptle gonna give the pastrami??? We kepp it up like I know you will.
     
  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh boy, that's lookin' FINE!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'll be watching for the rest...trying to play catch up on my threads here, and I just had to peek!

    Eric
     
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Absolutely doing them again, looking forward to that so much more than the pastrami itself.

    I add a little to the cure mixture so it has a sight flavor throughout and then a bit more in the rub to give that extra kick and deep smoky goodness, I think it really compliments pastrami but then again I think chipotle makes everything better!
     
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good Jim...[​IMG]
     
  8. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    5 hours in and doing fine.
    Haven't bothered to put the probe in yet, will next time I spritz.
     
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a pretty color you got from the cure and no rinse either...good to go! Beautiful looking pastrami on all shots, especially the last on 5 hours in. You're rolling buddy! Keep the pics coming and we're drooling over here. [​IMG]
     
  10. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's looking great with the misting...beautiful creation, my friend!

    Eric
     
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tic-toc....just eating my second sammie wonding how it's going, Fiu.......[​IMG]

    Eric
     
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Was jealous until a fe minutes ago [​IMG]
    Pulled it off at 167, was going for 180 but it is getting late and I have to get up early.
    Resting now and going to remove the point and cool then tomorrow smoke it into pastrami bites, tonight just a quick sandiwch with smoked pepper jack and pastrami on rye with chipotle mustard.
    Will try to post pics of sandwich tonight but I'm already ready to go to sleep...

    Pastrami looks a bit on the dark side but I used a lot of pepper on this one to give it that great pastrami peppery bite, we'll see how it turns out.
     
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok, posting these before I even bit into my sandwich, it is sitting there getting cold, how's that for dedication? [​IMG]

    Smoked pepper jack
     
  14. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My man!!!!!!!

    Nice late night snack for the tired smoke tender! Crap, gotta be pretty friggin' late back on the coast!

    Hey, get some rest, my friend, you deserve it! I don't have to get up early, just burnin' a turkey 1-day early, then I'm off to the grinder again...heh-heh!

    Man, this 'strami business is just kickin'!!!

    Eric
     
  15. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    FIU!!! that is the most fine looking strami... only thing you missing is the pumpernickel... great job buddy!!![​IMG]
     
  16. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome, what more can I say. Man that looks freaking delicious. Great job. I think that is the best looking pastrami I have ever seen. [​IMG]
     
  17. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great Jim and excellent Q-view! Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OUTSTANDING pastrami, Jim All you are missing was the sauerkraut! POINTS![​IMG]
     
  19. Looks awesome...just more fuel for me to do my own.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely amazing Jim. My next pastrami I will be doing your kicked up Chipotle pastrami. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...I will argue that Points don't hurt either. [​IMG]
     

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