Been researching this for awhile and finally found some TQ. We're gonna give it a go and see what happens. Thanks SMF. I found a recipe at http://www.randyq.addr.com/recipes/pastrami.htm and modified it just a touch. Thanks Randy. Started with a 3.75 lb flat I had frozen. Trimmed to about 3.5.
Next I made a brine to pump into it.
Combine above ingredients and warm to dissolve. Refrigerate until very cold (about 40° F).
- 1.75 C. Clean Water (such as spring water)
- 1 TBS Tenderquick
- 1 TBS Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Powdered Garlic
2 Juniper Berries crushed
Pumped it as full as I could and then rubbed her down real good with this.
- 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp freshly ground coriander
- 1 tsp onion powder
Mix the above rub; take out 2 tsp to mix with Rub #2. Save remainder of Rub #1 for smoking day.
- 2 1/2 TBS Tenderquick
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Rub #1 from above
Vacuum Sealed it. Will smoke it next Saturday or Sunday. Between the brine and the rub I used 3.5 Tablespoons total of TQ for 3.5 lbs. of meat.
To Be Continued...
Edited by alelover - 2/5/11 at 4:00pm