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Smoked corned beef


Fire Starter
Joined Jan 3, 2017
I’m wrapping up some homemade corned beef from a good size brisket I had. I’d like to smoke one of the chunks this weekend. I have a MES smoker with an external smoke generator connected with a dryer vent.
I’m hoping someone can give me advice on how to get good bark with my set up. I can cook and smoke the stuff great but can never get a good bark on things. Any ideas? Thanks much!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 14, 2014
i can't be much help with the bark but if it taste good i wouldn't worry to much about it, maybe has something to do with electric smoker, to much moisture in the mes. just guessing.


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Dec 1, 2019
This is how all my pastrami looks, I use a pressure finish. And here is my rub recipe.

~thiredye's~ Pastrami Rub (enough for 3 or 4 brisket flats)
4 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper (more if you like it peppery)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons Canadian/Montreal Steak seasoning
1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
1 teaspoon paprika
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

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