My Brisket & Pastrami.. Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tbone2k, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    Ok, after reading some stuff on the forums here i got to thinking.. Maybe i should fire the smoker up again.

    Bought a corned beef brisket to make pastrami, and i bought a regular brisket to make..... brisket. :)

    After reading WalkingDude's tutorial on pastrami i thought i'd give it a go.

    I soaked it since about 1 pm yesterday changing the water every 2 hours or so. Its only about 2# so i wouldn't think it would take more than that. But, anyway. After i was done, i put some onion powder on the fat side, and then i put CBP some more onion powder, coriander, and some fenal.

    My brisket i made a rub out of: Brown sugar, paprika, garlic salt, onion powder, and this cajun stuff i picked up. wrapped that up and let it sit over night. I just fired up the smoker a little bit ago, to get it good and ready.. here is the before pics..



    I had a few too many beers last night while grilling.. [​IMG] but, i might just have to take a little hair of the dog. [​IMG]
  2. bigbear

    bigbear Smoke Blower

    Looks great! Keep us posted....on the hair of the dog, I mean!! LOL
  3. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    Pastrami is done.. and it tastes awesome.!!

    here are my finished pics.

    its damn near perfect.!!! its only a hair saltier than i wanted. maybe even half a hair. :) next time i'll let it soak a little longer. but, when i made my first cut i was sure it wasn't gonna turn out nice and pink. but, it did and its so tender. the brisket is still cooking but, i just covered it in this apricot bourbon sauce by jack daniels.. probably another hour or more and it will be done too.
  4. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good bud and just remember "its only a drinking benge if you you stop !" words to live by [​IMG]
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well done, Tbone.
  6. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    ok, the brisket is done too.. that turned out very well.!!

    and here it is all cut up and ready to eat.!!

    tastes great.!! i'm glad i put that brown sugar and cajun rub on it. its got a really good sweet bite to it with a bit of zing also.
  7. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Congrats, looks like it turned out well. Great job.
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job there.
  9. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    that really looks good .both of them are on my list of to do's[​IMG]
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking pics-glad it all went well!
  11. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hee-hee, what he said!!

    oh yea!! the pastrami looks great, it is on my bucket list!
    That brisket looks mighty yummy too, did ya sear it first, I was just wondering??
  12. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    no i didn't sear it.. i read a little about that though and i guess i didn't see that many people that where doing it. and more people not doing it said it doesn't seem to matter that much.

    i may give it a shot though sometime just to see for myself.
  13. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks great, thks for the qview!!!!!! so did the hair take care of the bite???

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