Doing a nice 5 lb. Corn Beef to Pastrami and thought I would put my receipt in the ring. After I have your Corn Beef soaking for 6 hours to remove the salt I put the spices on it:(5 lb. piece)
2 T Coriander
2 T Brown Sugar
1T Black Peppercorns
4 Cloves of Garlic
1t crush red Pepper
Put in spice grinder, then 1T Capers, make a paste and add to spice. Cover beef and put in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
I smoke at 225 on my Traeger for 4 hours, then turn it up to 250 to get IT of 180. back in refrigerator for 24 hours. I make a steamer from a pot and oil splatter screen and steam for 1 hour when ready to eat. I use beer in the steamer.