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    Pastrami Question

    Had anybody here every attempted to do the streaming step in a pastrami cook in a pressure cooker/instant pot? I bought a nice looking corned beef brisket point at the supermarket. About 3 lbs. I desalinated, rubbed it with Meathead's pastrami rub and left out incinerated in the fridge for 2 days. Today I was smoking it over lump charcoal with cherry chunks. Three IT got up to 154°F then I got moderately injured working with power tools so I pulled it off and covered it with foil and drove myself to the ER, where I sit as I type this. Fortunately, the crust seemed reasonably well set, even though it hadn't stalled yet. I am thinking of doing the final step/steaming in there Instant Pot and an wondering if anybody has done this and had recommendations as to cook time. I assume I will chill it when I get home and then finish it from the fridge tomorrow or Monday.

    #2
    Geez - I hope your in jury is not too bad.

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      #3
      Let us know if you're OK and that the damage is not too great. That pastrami will take care of itself. I think your idea of steaming it in the IP is a good one--it can't soften the bark any more than regular steaming would, I would think. Of course this comes from someone who NEVER steams her pastramis, so take it with a grain of desalinated corned beef.

      Be well.
      Kathryn

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      • Dewesq55
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        I was actually undecided as to whether I was going to leave it on the smoker all the way to 203°F but that ended up getting decided for me.

      #4
      Well, if you still have all of the fingers, toes, eyes, ears, and most of the blood you came with you'll probably be alright. I hope you heal well and fully. Interesting thought on the IP, it would be great to read about the results. Like Kathryn, I take my pastramis all way the in the smoker. I just never liked how they came out when steaming.

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        • fzxdoc
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          Wowza.

        • Attjack
          Attjack commented
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          That's a pretty good cut. Glad it wasn't worse.

        • kjbarth
          kjbarth commented
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          Yikes! Make up a better story to explain the scar later. Maybe involving pirates and a machete??

        #6
        Not a fan of steaming, it was mentioned in the recipe because Katz boils them. I did it once and never bothered again.

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        • Dewesq55
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          I've done it before and I'm fine with how it comes out.

        #7
        So you're sitting in the ER with fresh wounds, and you're posting about your pastrami? That's a sign of a serious barbecuer! My hat's off to you, Sir!

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          #8
          I agree with you - that cut was worth at least a short break.
          Last edited by RonB; March 27, 2021, 06:18 PM.

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            #9
            Play the sympathy card, have your spouse wait on you hand-and-foot.
            Happy R&R and PBR too.

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              #10
              Wow, hope all is OK.

              We do corned beef in the pressure cooker all the time, you will not be disappointed when you finish in that cooker. Many years ago I had an Masterbuilt electric smoker and the power blinked and my cook stopped, finished it in the pressure cooker and it was fantastic. Good luck!

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                #11
                Hmmmm....Only a Flesh Wound Huh?....

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                  #12
                  Did the same thing to my leg with a grinder. Never bled much, must have cauterized it.

                  Never steamed a pastrami, like the others I always smoke it all the way. Pressure steaming might ruin the bark so tread lightly, and be careful with power tools !!

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                  • Dewesq55
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                    My arm bled like a stick pig, but, then again, I'm on blood thinners. Thinking back on it, I was incredibly lucky not to have amputated my arm. That kind of sh*t happens all the time.

                  #13
                  I vote for finishing in a pressure cooker simply because I want to know how it turns out.
                  This is a poll right?

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                    #14
                    I have not tried a pressure cooker. Last time I used a turkey roaster which works great.

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                    • Attjack
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                      I smoked them just up to 150 then switched to steam.

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