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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Mar 6, 2006
My Computer
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
Feb 13, 2006
Chillicothe MO
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
Feb 3, 2006
South of KC MO
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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