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1st time pastrami

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    1st time pastrami

    So last weekend I decided to try my hand at pastrami. The week prior, I portioned a whole packer brisket into three pieces and used the point to brine for corned beef. When it was done, I seasoned it up and let it sit for a couple days in the fridge.

    Then on Sunday morning it went in the smoker. It finished up around 6:30 that evening and I let it rest for about hours prior to slicing. The rest of the week, we've been having lots of Reuben sandwiches. This weekend I'll be doing another with the last half of the flat that has been brining all week. Not a bad turnout and hoping for some more to come!

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    Looks awesome, well done! Be careful, though - I get more requests for pastrami than anything else from my friends and family. It seems to be addictive.


    • kizeroy
      kizeroy commented
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      I can see how. It sure makes for some good eatin'!

    Man, homemade pastrami is untouchable. Looks great, strong work, man.


      Doggone, that looks excellent!


        Nicely done. Cannot beat a good reuben!


          Looks great. Congrats!


            Looks great! What recipe did you use?


            • kizeroy
              kizeroy commented
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              I used both the corned beef and pastrami recipes here on the site.

            Whats in the brine, if I can ask? Never tried to brine my brisket. Looks AWESOME!


            • pkadare
              pkadare commented
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              There's an awesome recipe on the free side.

            • kizeroy
              kizeroy commented
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              Correct. I used the recipes found here.

            Very nice.


              Rubin, Rubin I've been thinking
              What a fine sandwich you should be.

              You done good.


                kizeroy AWESOME JOB! That looks fantastic!! And first time, I am impressed


                  How on earth did you make it last a week!


                  • kizeroy
                    kizeroy commented
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                    It was tough, but wanted to try and enjoy it as long as possible. Next one goes on tomorrow!

                  Beautiful Pastrami! I need to do that again soon. Never did the point either, so maybe I need to change that.


                    That looks great my friend! Nice job and will have to try (never have tried one before).


                      Looks great!



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