Pastrami...Shelf life?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by pne123, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    I smoked corned beef last weekend and made pastrami. I am thinking since it is brined and smoked it should last in the refridgerator for at least 2weeks. This sound right to you?
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i make enuff.........i put some in the fridge......and the vacu seal the rest and put in freezer...............

    is the brine a cure?
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    in 52 years I have never had pastrami-but I would think 2 weeks in fridge is fine and as WD says vac pak and is good for a year or better.
  4. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    I am taking some to grandma this weekend which will put it at one week old. i do not want to give her food poisoning if it takes her a week to eat it.
  5. I vac pac and freeze anything i am not going to eat on the day of the smoke. Call me crazy but its easy to just drop the bag in some boiling water to thaw. I am sure you will be fine keeping it in the fridge, but I cant speak from experience. You will know if it spoils...the nose knows!!!

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