Did Someone Say Dudestrami? I Got 2. Plus Some Other Stuff W/ QView

Discussion in 'Beef' started by the dude abides, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll add this smoke to the long (and fine I might add) list of other smoked Corned Beef Brisket threads celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  I picked up two CBBs.  One was a hair under 5lbs and the other was a little under 4lbs.  I started by soaking them for six hours in cold water and changing the water every two hours.


    The bigger of the two had a vein of fat running right through the middle of it. 


    After the soaking to leach out some of the salt.  I gave my usual Dudestrami rub of mixed pickling spice and Old Bay.


    wrapped in saran wrap and foil and refridgerated overnight.


    We were going to have some friends over for dinner.  My friend who also does some smoking, contributed another CBB (don't recall his rub) and 3 half racks of ribs.

    Here's all the CBBs going down on the bottom grate of the WSM


    ...and the ribs


    The guys took the day off and hung out with the kids during spring break.   We laid around all day drinking beers and watching basketball waiting for the ladies to get home from work for our feast.  Because we're eating this the same day.  I cooked the CBBs to 165, foiled with beer, and cooked until 190.  Then rested for 1 hour then put them on the slicer.

    Holy cow!  I've made a few dozen Dudestramis but these were, without any doubt, the most tender I've ever done.  It just fell apart in your mouth.  Not to break my arm patting myself on the back, but I was highly impressed with the results this time around.  It must've been the meat because I don't think I did anything different.

    Here's a couple of pics running throught the slicer.




    Sooo tender and juicy.

    Here's the ribs and a couple of sausages that got thrown on.  There was a SPAM too.


    What's funny is the wives didn't even make a plate.  They just kept munching off the tray with the slicer.  I made a sammie with seedless rye, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.



    It was sooooo good.  I had a little leftover.  Made me hate that it's Lent and I couldn't eat meat today.  Oh well.  Maybe I'll save it for next week.

    Thanks for looking. 

    The Dude (still) Abides
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
  2. Dude sweet looking pastrami[​IMG]...nothing like a buffet meal off the smoker. Those ribs looked as tender as that pastrami. Beer and a smoked feast...it doesn't get much better than that on St. Patrick's day. 
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great as always[​IMG]
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here. I know we are "supposed" to do these things from scratch?  But this time of year, the prepared corned beefs are much cheaper than buying briskets, and they work pretty well.

    Yours look great! Thanks for posting.

    Good luck and good smoking!
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Looks great!...My wife does the same thing with pickin off the plate while i'm cutting!!
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks damn good Dude!
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man that looks great.. Nice job [​IMG]
  8. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Way to go Mr. Dude !  I liked the looks of your plate...Dudestrami, sausages, ribs and beans...[​IMG]
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome Dude, You are the original pastrami king. A title well deserved!
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lookng delicious!!!

  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    The plate & the sammy look fantastic!

    You still got it, Dude !!!!!

  12. Awesome display of meatage Dude. I'm having pastrami sammies tonite and all these threads are really getting me in the mood. My wife like to pick too. We call her lefty now.
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's what im talking about! Can't go wrong with a little thousand island & rye.
  14. Don't forget Swiss too.
  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  16. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin strami.. has me excited to get mine done.. Good job as usual
  17. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Jay...
  18. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude, don't be so cruel. Thanks for a great thread, and the pics tell it all. Congrats on a great meal. It's all good my friend.
  19. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nicely done Dude.

    This was the straw that broke the camels back; had to go to the store tonight before the sale is over; now I have 6 in the fridge for smok'in Tuesday.  And of course I blamed you when the wife asked why so many!
  20. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Well if she throws you out, you can stay with me.  But you'll have to bring the briskets.  [​IMG]

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