Never tried pastrami until I saw Barbequeen post one. It looked so good I had to try it (Thanks Barbe) Of course, this being my first one I picked up a store bought CB Brisket. 4.5 lbs. Soaked in ice water bath for 3 hrs, and crushed the season packet a little. Rubbed with the seasonings and added some CBP Smoked with pecan @ 225º till an IT of 190º Which was about 8 hrs later. I bought this one because it had the point and flat together and I was going for flavor! (FAT) It was great, I think the next one I will cure myself and give it a try. It would be nice to make pastrami anytime i wanted. Here it is going on the smoker Pulled and rested over night in the fridge Sliced and ready for some Sammie's. My daughter made a Sammie as I was slicing. She put it all together on a store bought Onion Roll .......Ms Scars would have been better! She learned this from Guy Fieri, I've gotta start turning the channel when she enters the room It was great. I vac sealed the rest, but it was all gone the next day anyway! Thanks for viewing'