What internal temp for corned beef?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mrad, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. mrad

    mrad Smoke Blower

    I picked up a couple of corned beef points at walmart yesterday. I have two 4lbers. packages says to cook to 160.  I have always cooked brisket to 190-200. 

    What suggestions do you have for internal temps?
  2. ycastane

    ycastane Smoke Blower

    As far as I know 205, I did my first last Sunday and I checked it and it was at 203 and took it right out since I was anxious and couldn't wait lol. Anywhere from 200-205 is fine, put it in the reefer for 2 days and then steam to 295 and slice, otherwise slice and eat it right away but apparently texture and tenderness will not be the same!
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I usually simmered mine in the water bath till about 190 for slicing. Don't want it to shred away on the plate.....Willie
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    160 is safe temp,  I would simmer on low heat in lots of water till you get the tenderness you are looking for.

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