First Pastrami w/q-view

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dbryson, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. dbryson

    dbryson Fire Starter

    Here's my first pastrami (or mock-pastrami). I used a store-bought corned beef brisket tip, applied the rub, and smoked. Came out great as you can see!
  2. vraiblonde

    vraiblonde Newbie

    Looks tasty *yum*

    A story:

    Last summer I was trolling the meat case (I am fortunate to live near a real butcher shop who will do cuts on demand for me) and I came upon the corned beef. I asked the butcher guy if he thought a corned beef would do well in the smoker. He informed me that that's what pastrami was - smoked corned beef.

    I did not know that.

    So I took that boy home (the meat, not the butcher), soaked it, peppered it and smoked it up and it was truly the best pastrami I've ever had. The intent was to make reubens, but my pals didn't let it get that far.
  3. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great. My cousin (LC in VA) did one a few weeks ago. A little salty for a main course but great on a sub with slaw the next day.
  4. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    oh boy does that smell good or what! how long did it take?
  5. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bet it was as good as it looks.
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks damn good.....Good job........
  7. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Pastrami is pastrami no materr who corned the beef![​IMG]

    Looks good![​IMG]
  8. Looks awesome [​IMG]

    I deffinately gotta try this, it's been a while since I've made ruebens.
    How long did you soak for?
    Smoke with the usual 225?
    What internal temp did you go for?
  9. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Your got it Breck. I love a good Reuben. Made with homemade Pastrami would be the bomb.
  10. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great! How long did you soak the corned beef?
  11. dbryson

    dbryson Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the kind comments.

    I soaked the corned beef overnight, changing out the water several times. Smoking took 10 hours at around 225 (longer than I expected), but I did take it up to 190

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