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Strami day

post #1 of 16
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On of the key benefits of my job is telecommuting in to work from home which in turn allows me more time to practice smoking while I sling code. Today it's strami time! I bought a Grobbels CBB for $1.99/lb from a new Mexican grocery store that opened up near my work. (Pork butts for $1.19/lb!) It's been soaking in an ice water bath since Sunday morning with 12 hour changes of water. Today I dried it out for an hour on the counter, then made a rub in my grinder. Getting ready to fire the MES up with some cherry wood, will post more later.

2 tbsp corriander seeds
1/2 cup of whole cracked black peppercorn
2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves

post #2 of 16
Man, those are some excellent prices, I love a good pastrami.

post #3 of 16
Ditto on the great prices. Still paying $3.99 to $4.99 CBB here. I'd go stock up.

Looking good. I'll be curious as to what you think that awfully long soak. I hope you didn't soak all the flavor right out of them.
post #4 of 16
I would definatly run back to little Mexico before they figure out what their selling them for. We love corned beef and pastrami in this house for sure. I really like to corn my own beef too. It's really easy and everything tasted better when it's from scatch anyway.
post #5 of 16
Nice Grue, ,,,looking great so far..
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
They just opened this market a month ago, so maybe they are just running cheap for now. We'll see as time goes by. They also have a small cafeteria inside and sell fresh made Mexican food and pastries all day long. There carnitas were outstanding, I'll grab some more meat prices when I return to work tomorrow.
post #7 of 16
Yeah-buddy!!! Great start.Look forward to my internet meal later!!!!
post #8 of 16
Looks like you're off to a great pastrami start, how big is that?
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I didn't think to check the weight on it, but I'd say it weighed in around 3-4 lbs at least.
post #10 of 16
Looks to be a good start on your strami...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
And here it is fresh from the smoker at 165 degrees. Got it wrapped and foiled in a towel to rest for a bit while I finish making our homemade pizza's in the oven. I'll post some sliced pics later.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
And the final cut...sliced by hand until I get a new slicer. The hardest part is getting it all in to the freezer bag for the fridge without eating it all.

post #13 of 16
Mmmmmm, that sure looks good and juicy. Where abouts in Oakland county do you live? I grew up in Northville, if you know where that is.

post #14 of 16
Looks perfect.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the always so kind words all.

TxBigRed: I live in Waterford now, but also used to live in Livonia over by Northville too.
post #16 of 16
Sweet.Freezer bag?what isi that LOL!!!

points.giffor going the whole 10 yards!
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