Hey all, had a bit of a smaller sized brisket in the freezer that needed used up & the wife asked bout making more pastrami ! Well, twist my arm ! As soon as she said that, had the brisky out & thawing within 5 minutes ! :biggrin: So, here we go a couple days after just trimmed a bit of the loose fatty stuff off ! Couple tablespoons of McCormick's pickling spice simmered in a cup of water & cooled before mixing in the brine ! Mixed up some of Pop's brine, added the pickling spice & off to the beer fridge for what ended up being 13 days ! Pulled out, rinsed & cut in half to fit in the MES ! Seasoned with some onion powder, garlic powder & some CBP ! Back in the beer fridge for one more day ! Bout 8:00 this morning, got the AMNPS filled & fired up with Pitmaster's Choice dust ! And we were in business ! Here it is bout 2 1/2 hrs in ! Smelling real good ! I will update as I go here... Thanks for lookin all !