Prime Pastrami From Scratch on the Smokin'-It #3

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dert, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    In to the smoker at 1:15 AM....













     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    There is pricing based on Grade but it is not unusual for meat prices to vary day to day. When the Buyer placed the order there must have been an excess of Prime and he bought the pallet load at a good price. When ordering again, even though nearly double the cost, what he paid for Choice was the best deal. You are fortunate, not all retailers will pass the savings on. Of course, the Price is added to the scale printer and check-out scanner in the corporate office somewhere. It is not unusual for a min wage data entry clerk to mess up and you benefit...All is looking real good...JJ
     
  3. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Here's an update at 10:00 this am...8:45 in:







     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good! But you forgot the juniper berries in your rub!!!
     
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Boy it is smelling good! I can't wait for a taste!

    I am just learning, are you going to steam it ?
     
  6. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    12 hours in...the bottom one was 195+, the top was 175...I switched them around and will let them go for another couple hours.





     
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  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

     Dert, Those babies are looking scrumptious!
     
  8. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    The juniper berries were in the pickling spice mix in the brine!!
     
  9. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Ok, chilled e product down...



     
  10. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Into the fridge for a couple hours and sliced her up...





     
  11. dert

    dert Master of the Pit



     
  12. c farmer

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

    Great looking strami.

    :points:
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Drooling! Nice Smoke!
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent job Dert!
     
  15. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    209 oz less the chunk I took off for dinner...so maybe 220 oz total out of 451 oz to start...

    So...about $16/ pound or with spices, salt, cure about $16.50/ pound.





     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
  16. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    More to come tomorrow when I slice the remainder razor thin.
     
  17. c farmer

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

    That sammie looks great.

    Put that hobart to work.
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent pastrami and thread.

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    Disco
     
  19. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    Ok, put the old Hobart to work. Put one of the pastramis in the freezer for about an hour. Sliced through the whole thing without any issue. Here some pics are:











     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  20. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    When did you say lunch was going to be served ?[​IMG]
     

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