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Pastrami # 5....6.....I can't remember. But here it is any way


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Joined Apr 8, 2010
This is the first thing I smoked that turned out really good, so I've been doing them regularly. It is a point, but I'm getting them so cheap, I can't resist. (About .94 per lb.) Is a flat any less fatty? These are ok, but one end always has so much fat on top. But the wife likes that part so oh well. Any way, here it is. I did this along with a poirk loin roast that I already posted.

The brisket is rubbed with yellow mustard and the rub is composed of the pack that came with it and hole peppercorns, granulated garlic, dried minced onion and some paprika. (Sounded different so I figured what the heck. It's what I had around). All mashed up in the mortar and pestal.


Here it is at about the 2 1/2 hour mark while spritzing the pork loin.


Huh.... no shots fresh from the smoker. I was more worried about the pork loin I guess. Any way, this was after about 6 hours on the smoker til it reached about 190, a 2 hour steam and a night in the fridge.


Here is half of it sliced and ready for sammys. Notice that little piece at the bottom right? Guess who got that? Awwww yeaaaahhh.


Ready for the fridge. See the few pieces missing on the right side? That's the fatty side and the wife couldn't resist.


That's about it. Simple enough but still a fan favorite around here.

Thanks for checking it out.
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Joined Aug 27, 2008
SWEET 'STRAMI, I must say!!!!!!!!!

Yea, the flat is a very lean muscle, with the point being more marbled.

Keep it up, 'cause that is just down-right beautiful!



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Joined May 17, 2010
Was it brisket or corned beef in the liquid package?  sure looks good but looks like it has been in a cure.  I'd love to do one of these bad boys, My cardiologist loves me!


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Joined Oct 17, 2009
Looking great, I still have a few in the freezer to hold me over till next march.


Meat Mopper
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Joined Apr 8, 2010
Was it brisket or corned beef in the liquid package?  sure looks good but looks like it has been in a cure.  I'd love to do one of these bad boys, My cardiologist loves me!
It was a corned beef point. Like I said, I've been getting them so cheap that I have quite a few in the freezer and when I smoke something I just throw one of these on as well. The taste is great but the one end is just mostly fat so I want to get a flat one of these days.



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Looks Great Cheezee, You got that Pastrami down pat!

Glad my wife doesn't like the fatty part---Wouldn't want to fight her for it. I'm eating better these days. When we have Rib Eye or Prime Rib, I only eat the fat from mine. I used to eat the fat from hers too!



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The pastrami looks great and the fat = flavor to me too. Tell the wife she's knows her flavors in them meat.

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