Triple Dudestramis!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by meowey, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdy Folks,

     It’s been a while since I’ve posted a smoke.  I decided to try “Dudestrami”.  I did one about a week ago to try out the procedure. (I know, no pictures – it never happened)  I had read about it and was in my local Sam’s Club (95 mile round trip) and saw some good looking corned beef briskets and decided that the time was right to try it out.  I liked it so much, I decided to pick up some more and make a big bunch.
     I soaked these beauties for about 6 hours with one water change.  Rubbed them with old bay and pickling spices, wrapped in plastic and let them rest in the fridge overnight.  They hit the smoker this morning.  I’m smoking with oak in the gasser and the temps settled at about 250-260° F.  If it runs a little warmer, I figure it will be OK too.  (It all depends on ambient temps and wind. No sense in “chasing” temps by constantly adjusting the gas.)

      Rubbed and ready.

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     Here are the beauties about 3 hours in.

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     Here they are being foiled at 165°F.

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     Here they are out of the foil at 195°F.

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     There was a layer of fat running down the middle of each.  I used a sharp knife to split them while still warm.  The slicing will take place after they have been refrigerated overnight.  Here they are after having been split.

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     Here is a pic of the sliced product from last week’s trial run.

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    I hope you have enjoyed my little adventure.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  2. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Oh man that looks great!!! Wish I could eat some!  [​IMG]
     
  3. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Nice...anxious to see the finished product this time. What are you going to do with all of it?
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Welcome back I to have been gone awhile. Now the Dude would be proud of your pastrami too.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's some awesome looking stuff you got there Meowey!!!

    You gonna show the rest of the drool causing beauties sliced???

    Bear
     
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great ! I love me some strami....
     
  7. Great looking Dudestrami...I two a few weeks ago...ate it all and now i miss it enough to make more. It is great stuff.[​IMG]
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Pastrami. I think it is one of my favorite meats to smoke. I still have  4 in the freezer but they are still on sale. I might have to go get some more.
     
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will post sliced pics tomorrow.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Meowey! Pastrami is a big favorite around here!
     
  11. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here they are!

    Final pics

    Trimmed of connective tissue and most fat

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    Chunks ready to be sliced.

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    Sliced

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    To answer the question about what I'm going to do with it.  Some of it is going to be packed as chunks in food saver bags and frozen.  Several family members expressed an interest in helping to eliminate any 'strami surplus found around the property.

    Enjoy!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!!!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Alright!!!!!!

    That's what I was wanting to see!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey man welcome back. We have missed you around here.  Great looking strami!!
     
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking strami's [​IMG]
     
  15. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

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  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    EXCELLENT!!!
     
  17. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Your Strami looks great Meowey even though you seem to have left out the "Vaporized Bourbon" that you were famous for.

    I am still hanging around here and observing the proceedings.

    Take care!! 
     
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful man!  Glad they turned out well for you.
     
  19. When you foil them, do you add any liquid?  If so, what would you recommend.  I am in the process of doing a pastrami from scratch and I suere hope it turns out half as good as yours looks.
     
  20. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Illini - good to see you hanging out! - See below for the bourbon use - LOL
     


    Thanks man - much appreciated!
     


    I put some Jack Daniels and water in the foil with the meat!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
     

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