I went out today to pick up a brisket, going to make some pastrami for friends and family members to hand out at Christmas.
I picked up a full packer and separated the point from the flat, going to cure the flat and I'm turning the point into burnt ends. Figured while I am doing burnt ends
Separated and trimmed
Corned beef point
Sorry some pics are lacking, I'm in a race against a big storm that is on the way. It's a huge one and many of you are likely feeling it right now in the states you live in, I have about 5 hours left to get these done.
Running the smoker at 275. Made a quick rub with chipotle powder, garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, coriander, brown sugar, white pepper and mustard seed. Coated brisket point with olive oil and rub, coated corned beef point with chipotle mustard and added more white pepper and mustard seed with crushed bay leaf to the mix.
Smoking over oak, corned beef point just hitting the heat
One hour in, adding water to the pan so I snapped a quick pic.
Chance of rain 100%
Rain showers this evening with a wind driven heavy rain developing overnight. Low 36F. E winds at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.
And that is my race against the weather dilemma.
Wish me luck
Edited by Fire it up - 6/16/10 at 10:20pm