My first Pastrami

Discussion in 'Beef' started by alanp, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. alanp

    alanp Fire Starter

    My wife picked up a 3lb. corned beef round and I figured it be better as pastrami then in a pot with potatoes and cabbage.
    Soaked for 6 hours only got to change water 1 time had to go into work for awhile Saturday morning.
    Here we are ready to go in the smoke

    Beautyful Sat afternoon mid 70's and sunny no wind smoker held a steady 230 deg. used cherry and maple had the neighborhood smelling good.

    3 hrs. in though this thing is rolling 150 deg.

    6hrs. 156 at 8 finally to 165 figured being a lean round i would pull at 165
    after foilling and refrig till morning sliced up I was disappointed with the bark think next time will do a flat on the grate instead of a pan

    Sunday dinner

    Need to stop at the market Monday for some knockwust..... want a sailor sandwich now.
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks good, I smoked mine to 195 and it was very tender and still moist
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking pastrami - gonna do one tomorrow myself

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