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My first pastrami/ Q-view

post #1 of 9
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Hi all,

I smoked my first pastrami. It came out delicious, but it stalled at 150 for almost three hours, then stalled again at 167 for almost two hours. Is this normal? I started with a 2.5 lb corned beef, soaked it to remove some salt, used dijon mustard and rubbed it with cracked black pepper, coriander, onion powder and granulated garlic.  250* smoker over apple and cherry wood.

 

 

Once it hit 180 IT, I wrapped it in foil, put it back in until it reached 190*, wrapped it in towels for almost two hours then in the fridge overnight.

post #2 of 9

I love love love pastrami done this way!  Each piece of meat has a mind of its own!  Some times they act up worse than children do!  biggrin.gif

 

Your end result looks wonderful!

 

Kat

post #3 of 9

Fabulous work my friend! Gotta keep em' comin'

post #4 of 9

Looks delicious. I did something similar a couple of month ago. But I cured a brisket for 12 days before smoking it. The Recipe is called Montreal smoked meat. It is essentially the Montreal version of Pastrami.  I plan to pick up another brisket the next trip to Sequim. The farm store there sells beef that they raise in Eastern Washington which is excellent. No water added or hormones.

post #5 of 9

That looks great! I bet it tasted great too!

 

I'm not sure about the double stall but I can tell you this...If you want to really step it up a notch flavor wise you could add crushed juniper berries to your rub. I've tried it with and without the berries and can tell you it really makes a difference.

post #6 of 9

Stunning pictures, great looking pastrami. Thanks for posting.

 

Disco

post #7 of 9

im inspired.  is that the same as pastrami you get in the deli (ie shelf life)?

 

another thing to add to the "to smoke" list in my brain

post #8 of 9

Looks great!

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post

I love love love pastrami done this way!  Each piece of meat has a mind of its own!  Some times they act up worse than children do!  biggrin.gif

 

Your end result looks wonderful!

 

Kat

 

 

So true, need to Bronze that statement!!!  My 

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