YO , today tue/3/7/06 i purchased a couple of corned beef points. these were $1.29 a lb. they are a little more than 3 lbs each. on wednesday i will start soaking them in water in fridge. thursday i will change water a couple of times. friday morn i will smoke them on my electric water smoker with mesquite chips. i am told this will make it PASTRAMI. i will post the results this weekend.