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Impromptu Pastrami

mneeley490

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Nice! A little smoke flavor makes everything better!
 

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Looks good. SO you smoked a corned beef from the store?
 

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Looks great. Nice and juicy. I usually cure my own beef then smoke but I am going to do two store bought shortly. GFS has huge briskets already cured and very well trimmed for $3.69 / lbs. couldn’t turn that down
 

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Yeah. That wasn’t clear.
The corned beef was one of those pre “corned” from the store.
Still turned out great, though.
Yup. I do that time to time. Nothing wrong with that.
 

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Good job. I use store bought corned beef to season and smoke into pastrami.

Appears you gave it a good rub of the pastrami seasonings before the smoke.
Happy wife?
 

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We do those too, not quite as good as a home cured one, but for the time you save & the convenience, you can’t beat it. And yours looks delicious!!
Al
 

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I do this every year after St. Paddy's day when all the corned beef goes on sale post holiday.
That's a great time to pick them up really cheap. Costco also sells nice big corned Top and Bottom Round roasts.
I tried smoking one of them once but I didn't soak it first. It came out way too salty. This year, I'll be sure to soak
it first. (the flats I did always turned out good without soaking as long as I got it up to 195-200)
 

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