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Pastrami (with Q-View)

post #1 of 45
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Here's my attempt at a pastrami project. Overall, I think it came out very well. It was also my first time using an AMNPS. It took a few adjustments on my part to keep the unit smoking, but when I finally got the smoke rolling steady, the amazing little contraption didn't stop until the end. I guess you can add another person to the overwhelming pile of positive recommendations for the AMNPS unit! As promised, here's the Q-View for my pastrami project:

 

 

 

Two packs of corned beef brisket purchased at BJ's Wholesale Club. Just under 4.2 pounds at $3.49 per pound.

Two packs of corned beef purchased at BJ's Wholesale Club. Just under 4.2 pounds at $3.49 per pound.

 

 

These are shots of the back of the packages.

These are shots of the back of the packages.

 

 

Into the cold water and into the refrigerator they went for 24 hours to soak the salty taste out of them.

Into the cold water and into the refrigerator they went for 24 hours to soak the salty taste out of them.

 

 

During the 24 hour soaking period, I changed the water four times and turned them over each time I did so. This is a shot with the fat caps on top.

During the 24 hour soaking period, I changed the water four times and turned them over each time I did so. This is a shot with the fat caps on top.

 

 

Here, the corned beef briskets got a medium coat of coarsely ground cracked black peppercorns, coriander and garlic.

Here, the corned beef briskets got a medium coat of coarsely ground cracked black peppercorns, coriander and garlic.

 

 

Into the smoker they went with the fat cap on top.

Into the smoker they went with the fat cap on top.

 

 

After wanting one for such a long time, I finally ordered and received an AMNPS. I decided to fill it with two rows of apple pellets for its debut smoke.

After wanting one for such a long time, I finally ordered and received an AMNPS. I decided to fill it with two rows of apple pellets for its debut smoke.

 

 

Ironically, this smoke project started at 5:00pm and ended at just after 1:00am, so two rows of apple pellets was just right because the last pellets stopped smoking right before the briskets reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Beginner's luck, I guess.

Ironically, this smoke project started at 5:00pm and ended at just after 1:00am, so two rows of apple pellets was just right because the last pellets stopped smoking right before the briskets reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Beginner's luck, I guess.

 

 

Here they are, ready to be wrapped and put into the refrigerator for a day before slicing.

Here they are, ready to be wrapped and put into the refrigerator for a day before slicing.

 

 

Here's a close-up of the seasonings. It smells so good!!!

Here's a close-up of the seasonings. It smells so good!!!

 

 

The next day, both briskets got sliced up thin. I know they tasted great because my wife kept eating pieces as I sliced and saying, "Mmmmm!".

The next day, both briskets got sliced up thin. I know they tasted great because my wife kept eating pieces as I sliced and saying, "Mmmmm!".

 

 

Pile-O-Pastrami

Pile-O-Pastrami Porn

 

 

After slicing, I lined everything up and broke out the vacuum sealer. My family's personal pile went into the refrigerator, so I didn't vacuum seal those. I only packaged what I was going to give away to family and friends.

After slicing, I lined everything up and broke out the vacuum sealer. My family's personal pile went into the refrigerator, so I didn't vacuum seal those. I only packaged what I was going to give away to family and friends.

 

 

These are the vacuum sealed gift packs.

These are the vacuum sealed gift packs.

 

 

Please enjoy the pics and thank you for looking!


Edited by Luv2Q - 3/7/12 at 5:06am
post #2 of 45

Really nice - Pastrami, My favorite.

 

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post #3 of 45

That REALLY LOOKS GREAT!!!!!

Tim

post #4 of 45
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Originally Posted by redheelerdog View Post

Really nice - Pastrami, My favorite.

 

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red, thank you! The wife and I had pastrami sandwiches for lunch today. They were GREAT!!!
 

 



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Originally Posted by Tim202 View Post

That REALLY LOOKS GREAT!!!!!

Tim

Tim, thank you!
 

 

post #5 of 45

WOW that looks GREAT!!!!!

post #6 of 45

wow This is an great looking pastrami nice color,nice spice on it thumb1.gif

post #7 of 45

Excellent looking pastrami! Great job!

post #8 of 45

Looks very nice.  great job.

post #9 of 45

All of a sudden I am craving Pastrami......

post #10 of 45

Ok, another item for the to do list.  Nice job I am drooling.  2thumbs.gif

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Originally Posted by RdKnB View Post

WOW that looks GREAT!!!!!

RdKnB, thank you!
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by africanmeat View Post

wow This is an great looking pastrami nice color,nice spice on it thumb1.gif

Africanmeat, thank you!
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Excellent looking pastrami! Great job!

Al, thank you!
 

 



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Originally Posted by Diesel View Post

Looks very nice.  great job.

Diesel, thank you!
 

 



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Originally Posted by ronrude View Post

All of a sudden I am craving Pastrami......

ron, me too! drool.gif
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by Ice Daddy View Post

Ok, another item for the to do list.  Nice job I am drooling.  2thumbs.gif

Ice, thank you! The more you hang out here at SMF, the longer the list is going to get. Trust me!
 

 

post #12 of 45

You are a kind soul, I'd be putting that bounty in the freezer for myself!  This is one of the few things that I haven't smoked yet, you've given me the motivation!

post #13 of 45
Does look great.
Great Bear-views .
Just added to my "to do list“
post #14 of 45

Looks-Great.gifNice job.

post #15 of 45
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Originally Posted by BigNick View Post

You are a kind soul, I'd be putting that bounty in the freezer for myself!  This is one of the few things that I haven't smoked yet, you've given me the motivation!

Nick, thank you! I got the motivation from simply being here at SMF and learning from my fellow smokers. This "second hand smoke" certainly is contagious!!! biggrin.gif
 

 



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Originally Posted by jrod62 View Post

Does look great.
Great Bear-views .
Just added to my "to do list“

jrod, thank you!
 

 



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Originally Posted by alelover View Post

Looks-Great.gifNice job.

ale, thank you!
 

 

post #16 of 45

How wierd? I keep checking but my gift package hasn't arrived yet? Did you get my address correct?

post #17 of 45

Great looking pastrami! This makes me want some now...guess it is time to make some.

post #18 of 45

Nice lookin work!! Hope it taste as good as it looks. Can't wait for the St. Paddy Day CB sales

post #19 of 45

Don't know how I missed this but that looks so yummy!

 

 

...Alesia

post #20 of 45

Oh  man that looks so good!!!  With St. Patty's day coming up.....brisket should be on sale.  I will definately have to try making some of this.

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