Best cut for Pastrami?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by radio, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Other than Brisket.  I have dome Pastrami using corned beef flats, but never experimented with other cuts.  I was desperate for Pastrami not long ago and picked up a pound at the supermarket.  It appeared to have been a bottom round or similar cut and definitely was not brisket.
     

    What cuts have you experimented with, and what was your best smoked Strami?
     
  2. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Anyone?  Someone??  [​IMG]
     
  3. I always use brisket.  [​IMG]
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use store bought corned points.

    I want to cure my own so bad.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I only use Brisket Points for Pastrami because I grew up on Fatty Plate Pastrami and Points fit the bill. Any cut of Round makes good Pastrami as well but it will always be very lean. Not my thing...JJ

     
  6. Hell yeah that fatty part is DA BOMB!!!!!
     
  7. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys.  I'm kind of middle of the road on 'Strami.  I don't like a big lot of fat, but not terribly lean either.  I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a big chunk of roast that has some good marbling, cut it in two or three sections approximating a brisket, cure it and give it a go.  Even  so so results at home are better than most of the store bought stuff
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Be sure to post your cook.
     
  9. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    I will.  This Spring I bought a Cabela's slicer for jerky and such, but took it back and got a better model a couple notches higher on the quality scale.  This one works fantastic!
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gotta love havin a slicer.

    I have a OLD Hobart.
     
  11. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Oldies are goodies.  Hobart made some good stuff!
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup, I could slice bricks with it.   I love it.

        [​IMG]     Sorry
     
  13. manzwood

    manzwood Fire Starter

    The Wife bought me a very nice Point Cut Corned Beef a few months ago which I smoked in ...yep you guessed it Manzanita.

    It was amazing!

    Good luck Old Man and do let us know how the cook went!
     

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