Scared of Brisket - how about Pastrami and HELP! QView

Discussion in 'Beef' started by workoutchamp, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Ok, that's a lot of info in one title - I'll make it brief (I promise).

    I am a bit scared of brisket - seems like the trickiest of all chunks of dead stuff. So, I tried a corned beef (much smaller and quicker - and super flavor), and it was WON-DER-FUL! I look like a genius.

    Here's what I do - and PLEASE tell me if I should be doing something better/different/etc.;

    Get the corned beef from Wally or Kroger
    wash the slimey stuff off
    shake the spice pack over it
    take peppercorn melange and beat the hell out of it in a ziploc to crush it
    shake that over it - almost like a blackening (do not add salt - has plenty)
    stick it in the Lang at 225-ish
    wrap it at about 3hrs with the Texas Crutch (HD aluminum foil)
    cook another 3 hrs, slice it and OMG!!!

    Now, I need some feedback - I need someone to tell me to stop being a sissy-as* and do a brisket and I need feedback on doing this Pastrami thing any differently or better tricks.

    Best, Brad
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  2. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nothing to fear here... In my opinion cooking with your lang compared to the charbroil I use you'd have a much greater advantage.
    Get the biggest honkin brisket you can find, inject it, rub it, wrap & rest overnight, and the next morning before you have your coffe fire up the cooker and letterip! I think you'll suprise yourself.

    That pastrami looks good! I'm thinking about trying that one myself......

    Mah hands are a shakin.......Gotta,,,, Find,,,, some meat.....
     
  3. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking pastrami [​IMG]

    No differance in a brisket or corned beef except seasoning. If you can make pastrami you sure as hell can cook a brisket [​IMG]
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said.

    Good luck!
     

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