1rst Pastrami from corned beef flat

Discussion in 'Beef' started by cuebiz, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. cuebiz

    cuebiz Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I wanted to try my luck with some pastrami. I was looking around on this site for a way to accomplish that. There are a lot of good tips on this topic.  I had some time to try it on Sunday

    but was limited on what I had on hand for spices, and came across the thread from "smokin husker" to make "Easy Corned Beef Pastrami".  I had everything on hand for that one. I

    bought a DigiQDX2 for my WSM 22.5.  I wanted to try that also.  I cheated the recipe a little, by taking it off the smoker at 175*, and putting it on a rack in the pan of water foiled, and steamed it to 205*  (Tender with toothpick test)  It was on the smoker for approxiamately 6.5 -7 hrs. A TON of smoke.  It was getting cold and dark outside.  I didn't keep track of time, just temperature with Maverick.  The DX2 "rocked" all the way. I'm

     going to love that addition for my smokes. I took a couple of pics of finished product.

     I had some great marble rye and swiss cheese.  I took it to work on Mon. and it was devoured quickly. I had 2 of these and was stuffed. One with and one without kraut.  This flat came out juicy as could be.  I'll definately do this again thanks to smokin husker and the rest of the tidbits I picked up here on SMF.   I ordered some juniper berries on line. I gotta try that too.

    Thanks again everybody!
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  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I make pastrami like that I can't beat the wife and kids off with a stick! Grats! That looks like a great pastrami!
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang , give me some Saurkraut and Thousand Island  Dressing and I'm set for a Reuben .That looks great...[​IMG]
  4. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Great looking pastrami ! Nice job!

  5. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Looks very good to me.  [​IMG]
  6. docktoo

    docktoo Smoke Blower

    Looks tasty! Good job!
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good looking strami ! Nice job !!!!!
  8. cuebiz

    cuebiz Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Thanks to everybody for the "thumbs up" responses!  That piece of meat looked pretty lonely in that big ol WSM.  Next time I'll load her up!  This was a dual experiment, #1 being the meat, and #2

     being the ATC.  I was very pleased with both.

    Thanks again               Dave.

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