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Any fans of Pastrami, err Dudestrami

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll admit I'm almost ashamed to post yet another pastrami. But this was a pretty big smoke for me. I did an 8+lb pork butt, the controversal chuck tender vs chuck pot roast and another corned beef brisket turned into a delicious pastrami.

I'll post the other smokes soon, so if you'll have to go look for them. Until then...here's yet another of my favorite Pastrami's.

I started with a 3lb Corned Beef Brisket. I soaked it for about 12 hours with one water change halfway through.

Did the tried and true rub of EVOO, Old Bay and Mixed Pickling Spice

Let this sit wrapped in Saran Wrap overnight (about 9 hours) Then in the am got the WSM going. Using Seven Oaks lump charcoal mixed with Mesquite, Apple and Chery via the Minion Method.

Here it is going on the smoker with the 2 chuckies. The pork butt is on the bottom grate.

The Thin Blue is movin', let the waiting game begin.

About 2 hours in, time to probe everything.

An pretty fast smoke for this guy. 5 hours from start to finish. I'll admit I was watching the Hawkeyes almost blow an easy victory, but there didn't seem to be a stall with this one. I let it sit in the cooler for 2 hours. Here's a pre-slice pict.

Here's a post-slice picture.

Here it is with the rest of the beef I did today.

Thanks for looking. Now get out there and make yourself some pastrami. This stuff is delicious. Now I have a weeks worth of excellent sandwiches to look forward to.
post #2 of 16
icon_mrgreen.gif Ahhhhhh......Pastrami....I'm making some right now. Its a 3.5 pounder. Its just hit 165 20 minutes ago. I foiled it and will take it up to 205 +

I got a late start this morining. No Q-views this time. I think it'll be done by by 10:00 pm this evening.

Thanks for the great Q-views Dude...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 16
Yeah dude.Dudestrami is in the hit list...Love your posts on this.I feel i know how to do it -never smoked one-Ouch...

Pass me a Caucasian(drink)!!!!!!
post #4 of 16
Dude you're killing me, I love pastrami... Yours always look so good I have to try my hand a making one... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 16
Well Jay you have done it again, you have made another outstanding pastrami smoke!

On a side note I have to give you a bit of respect/compliment/appreciation on the Hempz.
One standard in my house is Dr. Bronner's hemp soap, completely natural and works so well.
Many folks don't even realize that so many regular hair and skin cleaning products aren't required to be tested by anyone and contain several dangerous chemicals.
Not to mention the multitude of benefits that the hemp plant (which can in no way whatsoever give you any kind of a "high") creates from clothing to building materials to fuel to nutritional foods and of course medicinal on the other side .
Enough of my rant, just wanted to give my respect for the use of such a great natural and green product that is in every way beneficial to the body and the Earth.
And again, beautiful pastrami Dude!
post #6 of 16
We just love pastrami in this house so I don't get tried of seeing your smokes. Yet another fine job you did there Dude.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments everyone. Much appreciated.

Oh, that stuff. I've been waiting for someone to ask about the giant pot leaf on the counter. LOL It's my wife's fancy schmancy hand lotion. To be honest...I hate the stuff. Makes your hands feel greasy forever. But I do agree that hemp has a lot of uses beyond just the "wacky tobaccy".
post #8 of 16
nice one Jay, gotta love that seven oaks
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks man. Indeed I do!

But on another note...out of laziness, the last few smokes were done with grocery store bought Kingsford Charwood Lump. It was pretty ashey, but had a pretty decent burn time to it.
post #10 of 16
Looks good Jay. I've smoked a bunch of CBB's since you first taught me how & lately we have been using the packet of spices that come with the CBB. We like hot so our mixture is (EVOO & CBP on both sides ), & the packet of spices on the fat cap. I have also been taking the temp in the foil to 205* & have found that if you put a fork in & it comes out with no resistance the CBB is done. You don't need to put in towels & in the cooler. Anyhow thanks for all your help. By the way we started smoking one at a time, now we do at least 4. Cut & freeze in foodsaver bags. It's great to be able to have a pastrami sandwich anytime you want.
post #11 of 16

Doing my fist today.


post #12 of 16


As always great job!

post #13 of 16

Stealing thread too try!biggrin.gif

post #14 of 16

Where is the Dude? I have not seen him on here in a while. He last replied to this thread 2 years ago.

post #15 of 16
Originally Posted by alelover View Post

Where is the Dude? I have not seen him on here in a while. He last replied to this thread 2 years ago.

I email with him every once in a while. I have his cell and will try to call him to see how he is doing 


post #16 of 16

The nihilist got him.music-064.gif

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