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St Patrick's-Time for Corned Beef & Pastrami

macbillybob

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Put a brisket into the brine this weekend for some corned beef and pastrami. I cut the full brisket in half and will smoke the flat with pepper and coriander for Pastrami.

Big end will go into a pot with cabbage and other veggies. HELLO CORNED BEEF. How about a green beer to go with it or at least a beer with a green label.

 

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Sounds real good there my friend. Let us know how it turns out. One of my favorite things to smoke is pastrami. I won't turn down a green beer either!
 

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I can't wait for the corned beef to go on sale. I'm going to load up the freezer this year.
 

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Ross,

 if i am going to have corn beef this year i'll have to make it my self. Looked yesterday and a small corned beef roast was $4.40 lb.
 

macbillybob

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Ross,

 if i am going to have corn beef this year i'll have to make it my self. Looked yesterday and a small corned beef roast was $4.40 lb.
No kidding. The price of the brisket was close to double what I usually get them for down here. I buy the large and untrimmed brisket and usually you can find them for $1-1.20/lb. This one was almost $2/lb. The trimed ones were almost $4.

Hey, it's cheaper than eating out.....and better too.
 

tyotrain

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Sounds like some good eats. Mmmmm green beer :)


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alelover

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Sierra Nevada. Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Coopers. They all have green labels. I don't drink green beer.
 

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Sounds good MacBB,

I'll be watching this one!



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Nice job.  I can't wait to see the outcome.  I'm going to try my hand at some Strami myself very shortly.
 

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Loves me some pastrami.  Not so much on the green beer, but it's pretty easy to twist my arm
 

jakerz66

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How long do you brine you pastrami? Do you keep it in the refrigerator open or covered?
 

cassman

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Nice job.  I can't wait to see the outcome.  I'm made some Strami myself this past weekend. Sorry no Q-view.
 

uncle_lar

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I picked up 2 full packer briskets yesterday. going to trim and get into the brine tonight.

I will post some pics of the progerss also.

I will be making pastrami and corned beef from mine too

I paid 2.28# at wal-mart for the IBP brisket
 

macbillybob

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Corned Beef and Pastrami have come out of the brine today. I think I will smoke the Pastrami today. It is a beautiful day here in S Texas. 40's this morning but sun is out and it should be a nice 70 this afternoon. Perfect smoking weather.

Pastrami is covered with toasted and cracked Coriander and Black Pepper. I plan on smoking to an IT of 150. I will probably cut it in half and freeze one. When I get ready to slice and eat it I steam it for 2-3 hours until tender. Yummy. Rye bread and mustard here we come.

Whoops almost forgot the picture.

 
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macbillybob

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Question for you Pastrami Smokers.....Do you hang it like bacon or just put it on a rack?

I have always put it on a rack but thought I would ask. Probably doesn't make much diff
 

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I smoke mine on a rack. with a water pan and spritz with apple juice a few times during  the smoke
 

macbillybob

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That's what I did today. Smoker temp currently around 150 with pecan.

I will jack it up later in order to get the 150 IT.

Might try the apple juice thingy. Sounds like a bit of added flavor.

 

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