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Prime Pastrami From Scratch on the Smokin'-It #3

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Got a couple of Prime packers today...yahoo.gif

Stopped at Costco and headed my own advice from last year (this thread - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140471/pastrami-from-scratch-on-the-smokin-it-3) ...get bigger briskets.

Got 2 14 pounders:

$3.89/ pound for Prime:
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The other choice was choice for $6.39/ pound??!!

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What gives??!! So for $10 more I get twice as much and prime to boot...
Edited by Dert - 9/21/14 at 5:26pm
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That's right, born raised and harvested in the USA!!

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post #3 of 84
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Followed the same recipe as last year:



 2 gallons water, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups pickling salt, 8 tsp Prague#1, 2 oz pickling spice


Boiled half

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Edited by Dert - 9/21/14 at 5:28pm
post #4 of 84

Canning salt is finer ground so you might be a little salty.

 

BUT I am watching! I lub me some 'strami!

post #5 of 84
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I actually used 2 cups of regular (uniodized) table salt...
post #6 of 84

I am in.

 

I want to cure my own corned beef some day.

post #7 of 84

Wanna see where this is going!!   Love my Smokin-IT!!!

 

Scott

post #8 of 84

This is looking great! I will be watching.

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Disco

post #9 of 84

WOW...helluva score there Dert.....I'm in for the process and heading off to Costco....Willie

post #10 of 84

This is exciting!  I will be watching this one.  Although that brisket price depresses me.  Just saw an un-labled packer which usually means Select for 6.99 a pound.

post #11 of 84
That's going to be some tasty pastrami!! It's almost juniper berry harvest time here. I best go get some meat!
post #12 of 84
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Anyone know why prime is SO much cheaper then choice?

I cooled down the brine and will add the meat tonight after piercing a few slits in them....more to come!
post #13 of 84

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm................ I thought it went select, choice, prime, from bottom to top. But each place you buy from these days adds their own special wording to make it sound like more....LOL I never ever see prime meat available.

post #14 of 84

Hey , Dert .'m in   :popcorn

post #15 of 84
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Well, foam...Prime is "best", then choice, then select...depending on intramuscular fat content.

I hacked off about 80 oz of fat and wrapping/ purge from the pair...here some pics are from tonight when they hit the cure:
post #16 of 84
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First one...

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post #17 of 84
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Second one:

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Edited by Dert - 9/22/14 at 10:54pm
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post #19 of 84
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Here's the fall off...

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post #20 of 84
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Their home for the next 10 days ...

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