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Pastrami w/ Qview

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My thanks to the many contributors on SMF who point the way for us newbies to learn.

Corned Beef - Pastrami 2.76 lbs.

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The sodium content was 1050mg/ serving. Soaked in water for 24 hrs. Changed water 4 times.
Coated with EVOO and rub consisting of
coriander 1/4 tsp
mustard seed 1 Tbsp
paprika 1/2 tsp
pepper 1/2 tsp
garlic 1/4 tsp
brown sugar 1 Tbsp
onion 1 tsp
and the packet of the pickling spice that comes with the corned beef.

Wrapped in Saran Wrap overnight in refrigerator.

Smoked a little Cajun boudin while we're at it. Thanks to Jeff.

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In the MES put large alum pan under Pastrami to catch drippings for au jus. Add water. Don't let it dry out.

Start time.... 10:00 a.m. Finished 7:00 p.m. Total 9 hours.

Hickory chips & Wild Cherry chips in the MES.
160 F for 1 hour.
200 F for 1 hour.
225 F for 5 hours. Foiled with apple juice at 5:00 p.m. at 160F.

MES still at 225F. Pastrami temp quickly going up. Pulled, toweled with foil, in cooler at 195F at 7:00 p.m.

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Ready for the slicer.

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Plated with au jus, creamed new potatoes & peas, and fresh corn.

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This is a winner. Will do it again.
post #2 of 10
Nice strami! Thanks for the drool-view!

post #3 of 10
Aloha Bud Lite,

Great Info there. Thanks for the q-view. I'm going to try my hand at Pastrami this weekend. I hope it turns out as well as yours. Thanks for the tip on the 24 hour soak. The corned beef I found also has 1050 mgs of sodium per 4 oz. serving. I'll bookmark your post along with the one that answered my corned beef to patrami post for reference. Take care.
post #4 of 10
Beautiful looking Pastrami. I've got two in the freezer. Now if only I can find a day to get those babys all smoked up. Thanks for the inspiration. It really does look great.

post #5 of 10
Looks great Dael, great job. Nothing better than some good smoked pastrami.
Been a little while since I've done one, now I gotta go out looking for a deal.

Dude, you can send them over my way and I'll smoke 'em on up for ya PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #6 of 10
Looks great! How was the au jus? I've never caught it with a pastrami because I don't soak them and figured it would be too salty just from my "finger-licking" tests. After the 24 hour soak how did it come out?
post #7 of 10
Nice job on the stramie.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 10
Great job there bud looks really yummy. I do happen to have one in the freezer.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #9 of 10
Good smoke there Bud Lite!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
I've got 2 in the freezer and gonna try doing 1 this week.PDT_Armataz_01_03.gif
post #10 of 10
Wow looks great! I need to get in gear and do one of these!
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