Pastrami Time !!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by waterinholebrew, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, had a bit of a smaller sized brisket in the freezer that needed used up & the wife asked bout making more pastrami ! Well, twist my arm ! As soon as she said that, had the brisky out & thawing within 5 minutes ! :biggrin:

    So, here we go a couple days after just trimmed a bit of the loose fatty stuff off !


    Couple tablespoons of McCormick's pickling spice simmered in a cup of water & cooled before mixing in the brine !



    Mixed up some of Pop's brine, added the pickling spice & off to the beer fridge for what ended up being 13 days !


    Pulled out, rinsed & cut in half to fit in the MES ! Seasoned with some onion powder, garlic powder & some CBP ! Back in the beer fridge for one more day !


    Bout 8:00 this morning, got the AMNPS filled & fired up with Pitmaster's Choice dust ! And we were in business !


    Here it is bout 2 1/2 hrs in ! Smelling real good !


    I will update as I go here... Thanks for lookin all !
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good so far!
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG][​IMG]Justin that looks really mouth watering good. 

    Richie
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So, bout 5 hrs in ! When I trimmed the brisky, I froze the fat trimmings to use when smokin the strami ! I seen SmokinAl do this on his pastrami smoke & looked like an awesome idea... Thanks Al !

    So, put the trimmings on & refilled the AMNPS !

     
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Justin!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YUMMMMY
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am glad I have an eye round cured for dry beef so I can have some meat tomorrow. LOL

    Richie

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  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case !
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie !

    That is awesome Richie, I'll keep an eye out for your thread !
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Mike !
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, I hope it will be ! Congrats on 9,000+ posts ! Thumbs Up
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ha, I didn't even notice that.
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :drool
     
  14. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Justin, there are some many posts of smokes I need to do I can hardly decide what to make.

    Pastrami is one of my favs! I picked up on that fat basting trick of Smokin Al's too, always had good luck with it.

    Keep us posted on the strami!
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    185* IT

     
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  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking real nice, Justin!![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    I've been putting fat trimmings above my Hams for years, but I put them in a pan with drip holes in it, so when they shrink they don't fall through my grills and end up all over the bottom of my smoker.

    Be Back to see the slices!!

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hope it turns out great b !
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks John, I've never been able to eat pastrami until I made my own ! Store bought gives me terrible heartburn ! 🔥 First time I've tried the fat trimmings on top, makes sense though !
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks a bunch Bear, yea I should have at least done some foil or somethin ! My bad there !

    I've decided though, one of my next smokes is gonna be this one !

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140055/boston-butt-pulled-pork-step-by-step
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First half done & resting for a bit ! Reuben's tonite ! :yahoo:

     

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