BSkelly ~ Pastrami

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bdskelly, May 25, 2015.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Best laid plans of mice and men... Last week I started a  "Corned Beef" thread where I dropped a nice trimmed brisket flat into a pot of Pops Brine with a few additional pickling spices.  As the 7 day cure went on my craving switches  from corn beef and cabbage to smokey pastrami!

    I think I made a great choice!


    As I said earlier this 4 pound brisket was swimming in Pops Brine / Cure for 7 days. 


    A bit of a soak in fresh water for 2 hours, then place on a rack to dry out a bit. 


    Seasoned with paprika, onion powder and pepper. No salt in the rub as the meat already has plenty!


    Into the MES pre heated to 225.  Using Apple pellets in the Amazin Smoker. 


    Half way through the smoke. I'm looking for an IT of 195 degrees. 


    Once the beef hit 195 I wrapped it up and tossed it in the fridge over night. Sliced and bagged the next morning. 


    Sliced. ...And of course a few samples!


    And Bagged... 


    Brian 
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Brian, nice job, it looks excellent![​IMG]
     
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You've had a busy weekend...

    Looks great!
     
  4. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Way to go Brian!
    :points1:
    -Ryan
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much.  Turned out great!

    Brian 
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You worked late and are up early cousin!  

    Yeah I've been putzing around the grill and smoker all weekend.  The rain won't stop... So I made the best of it and started cooking.  I'n done though... Taking it easy today.  I've got a 6am flight to Philly in the morning. 

    b
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice pastrami b, gonna have some good eatin there ! I see some Ruebens in your future ! Thumbs Up
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Ryan.  Nothin to it! b
     
  9. sniper7990

    sniper7990 Meat Mopper

    That looks awesome mate, I love corned beef and pastrami.

    It just so happens that I read your post before .I went out shopping with Mrs Sniper

    I went in to our local branch of Sainsbury's and found this:


    I know its top side, but at that price I couldn't resist.

    Think I'm going to use your recipe, I'm inspired!!!!
     
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  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a bargain my friend. I'll look forward to seeing you demonstrate to that piece of beef who the Boss is! Best of luck. I'll be watching for your post!

    Brian 
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just wondering, no jumiper berrys? Not a big gin fan?
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdy Kev.

    Happy Memorial day buddy. I used a commercial pickle spice. (Williams) and it had Juniper in it.  It was a bit skimpy (my opinion) on red pepper so I tossed in an extra table spoon of flakes in.

    Whats cooking? 

    b
     
  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking 'stami!

    Disco
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not much, waiting on that new smoker to get here. The MES30 is sitting idle and I have chicken thawed but really just not feeling it today. Course that could change after the ham & Cheese poboy digests from lunch.
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks disco!  I appreciate it! b
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you oder one of those fancy blue tooth MES units? Did they tell you it won't work on a Jitter Bug Phone?  LOL

    Are you getting much rain down there Kev?  We got problems... b
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bah you're too far north. Those folks down between San Marco and New Branfels, I feel for them, but they always get the most rain in the hill country.

    You ever go to Schlitterbaum? With that new rock hard six pack might be a good time to take the bride and show off for some slippin and sliding.

    <Whispers> Ya know, I know who sold most of the original order of that pipe. /wink /wink /wink

    They said my land line wouldn't work with it.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2015
  18. Nice Job Brian.   I still have to that one  Love that stuff,   Yours looks great,   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  19. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks disco!  I appreciate it! b
    Roger that Kev.  

    They always get more water down  in the hill country.

    Schlitterbaum?? (Surprised my favorite  CoonAzz can spell that)

    No... I have not gone to the water park Schlitterbaum... I'm so fat I'm afraid I'd get stuck in one of the tubes.

    Still on the land line... ?  Have you noticed that funny looking tower those strangers put in your backyard? 

    Happy memorial day my best internet friend!

    B
     
  20. c farmer

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

    Looks great b, mine is still frozen and needs cured
     

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