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Smoke Blower
Joined Mar 6, 2006
can i use store bought corned beef or do you have to make it from scratch to get the pastromi flavor??


Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 13, 2006
I don't see why you couldn't. If you were making this from brisket you'd first have to get it to the corned beef stage anyway. Check out the other pastrami post started by dacdots in this forum for more helpful hints.

scott in kc

Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2006
cm, I've never smoked corned beef myself, but i have a couple of friends that do it alot. They strongly recommend that you soak and rinse the commercial corned beef with a couple of water changes over 24 hours before smoking. If you don't the salt in the cure concentrates to the point of an extremely salty finished product.

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