7 Days Til St. Patrick's Day

Discussion in 'Beef' started by solaryellow, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I am neither Irish nor a beer drinker but I did pick up two packer briskets yesterday. I am going to separate the point from the flat from one of them in about an hour and start a corned beef for corned beef and cabbage. Who else is doing corned beef and cabbage for next weekend?
     
  2. smokinal

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

    I think I'll stick to ribs & green beer!
     
  3. Since Mrs. Billdawg has to work next weekend, we have no menu plans, but I did take advantage of corned beef briskets being on sale at the store. Picked up a 4 lb flat for $11.00. It is currently soaking in the fridge and will go in the smoker for pastrami tomorrow morning.
     
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

  5. I picked up corned beef flat at the supermarket and I'll be cooking mine. I read the recipe you posted, I've never added turnips nor the cilantro. I always do mine in the dutch oven in the oven low and slow for several hours. Let us know how your corning process works out. I'd like to try making my own corned beef sometime.
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im thinking about doing that too and making burnt ends from the point.
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It maybe a little late, bbut I just picked up my brisket this morning. I paid $3.49 a pound! Ouch!. I wish I had the time to go to wallymart. Oh well. Time to get picklin'. Do ya mind if I post my pics here since you asked who else was doing one? Good luck with yours Joel.
     
  8. Bought a whole bottom round roast to make my corn beef. Put it in the brine on Friday.  Here are some pictures.

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    Thinking of smoking some to make pastrami.
     
  9. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    That would fit the occasion! you having a party?!
     
  10. Ahh!  St. Patrick's Day!

    Forty-one years ago, St. Pat's Day, 1971, I met my bride-to-be.  This year, we celebrate our 40th Anniversary three days before St. Pat's Day, the 14th.  That's right, we didn't even date one full year. 

    However, come the 17th, I'm smokin' the whole weekend.  Briskets, ribs, a chicken or two, and more briskets.  Going 'round the clock.   Our office is celebrating a Spring Fling the followiing Tuesday, and guess who is supplying the meat?   THE LONE REALTOR SMOKES AGAIN!  Will have the Big Mom Moo fired up as well as my new Little Mom Moo.  Will furnish photos for the forum.

    The Lone Realtor
     
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Go for it Pete.
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Our grocery sales will come out Wednesday.  There should be some bargain corned beef out there.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The packaged corned beef flats were about a dollar cheaper per lb than the packers. Go figure. I could have bought the corned beef but I like to do my own.. Beef prices are gettin scary.
     
  14. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Corned Beef and Cabbage for the family get together! It's going to be good to see everyone!
     
  15. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Just dumped the cabbage into the simmering corned beef. Smells incredible.
     
  16. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    No q-view but this will definitely be a new tradition in our house.
     
  17. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :worthless

    LOL, I never even seen this thread till now :dunno

    Glad it came out good for ya Joel, and think of all the great sammies you'll have all week! Can ya have a breadless samich?
     
  18. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    Happy Anniversary and Happy St. Pat's day
     
  19. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Had leftovers for lunch today. Looks awful in the pic but tastes great.

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  20. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those left overs look mighty fine to me.
     

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