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1st try making “The Katz Deli” Pastrami {Wanna Bee)

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  • John Piper
    Former Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 8
    • Bonita Springs, Fl

    1st try making “The Katz Deli” Pastrami {Wanna Bee)

    I faithfully followed Meatheads recipie including making my own spices with his recipie. Brining was for 8 days, followed by cold water soaks to remove excess salt, overnight in the frig to dry down. In the morning slight mustard rub with a 50/50 blend of Black Pepper and Coriander. Rest 1 hr, on to the Camp Chef DLX set at Hi smoke 225 deg. Cook took 11 1/2 hours. Stall was at 150 deg, thick meat (I used a whole point of brisket cut in two). Removed allowed to cool, then refrig till next day. Set up a little steamer, sliced and steamed Pastrami to 200deg and made sandwiches with a great rye bread, deli mustard and provolone cheese.
    I loved Pastrami all my life and never tasted anything better. I believe it is all in the brining that gave it such great flavor.
    Your comments please
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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9702
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #2
    Beautiful!

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    • BBQPhil
      Club Member
      • Sep 2017
      • 299
      • San Diego, CA
      • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

      #3
      Looks great. A lot of work, but worth it if you came close to Katz'

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4818

        #4
        nice

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        • jgreen
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 2742
          • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
          • Cookers:
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            Broil King Smoke
            Weber Kettle 26
            Grilla Pellet smoker
            Capital 40 natural gas
            Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

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            Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
            Thermo works DOT (or two)
            Fireboard (probably my favourite)
            Thermworks Smoke (or two)

            Accessories:
            SnS (original, plus and XL)
            DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
            Vortex
            Grillgrates
            and, maybe some other toys as well

          #5
          Looks fantastic. Nice job.

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          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 13547
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            #6
            Great job. Many here consider it the best recipe on the site.

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            • Troutman
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              • Aug 2017
              • 7809
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              #7
              Only comment I have is, “well done soldier”

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              • Psinderson
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 258
                • Pittsburgh, PA
                • Cookers:
                  - 2013 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain'
                  - 2012 22" Weber One Touch Silver
                  - 2015 Weber Spirit 210 Gasser

                  Thermometers:
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                  - Thermoworks DOT, white, with meat probe and air probe

                  Accessories:
                  - Grill Grates
                  - Rotisserie attachment for Kettle
                  - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney

                  Beverages:
                  - Total beer geek
                  - Whiskey, preferably a good Rye but I also enjoy Bourbon, Wheat and Scotch

                #8
                That looks fantastic! Now that I have my own slicer, I want to try corned beef and pastrami. Thanks for the motivation.

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                • Pirate Scott
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2017
                  • 1341
                  • Clay, New York
                  • - Plain old Charbroil Charcoal Grill
                    - 26" Weber Kettle
                    - Jack Daniels No7, Four Roses

                  #9
                  Looks great from here.

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                  • CandySueQ
                    KCBS President, and Moderator
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 1527
                    • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

                    #10
                    Yum!

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                    • HouseHomey
                      Club Member
                      • May 2016
                      • 5566
                      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
                      • Equipment
                        Primo Oval xl

                        Slow n Sear (two)
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                        Blackstone 36” Pro Series
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                        Dutch ovens
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                        The help and preferences
                        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
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                        A 9 year old princess foster child
                        Patience and old patio furniture
                        "Baby Girl" The cat

                        Erik S.

                      #11
                      Nice work! Love that thick, soft rye. Looks terrific.

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                      • Spinaker
                        Moderator
                        • Nov 2014
                        • 10987
                        • Land of Tonka
                        • John "J R"
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                        #12
                        Looks Fantastic! This is one of my favorite recipes on the site. Glad you enjoyed it.

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                        • Eugene A
                          Charter Member
                          • Aug 2014
                          • 94
                          • Port St John, FL (although the post office is Cocoa, FL)

                          #13
                          More info on the steaming part. Someone suggested to me that I could use a crock pot (slow cooker) to do the steaming. I'm not so sure about that.

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                          • Zman23
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                            • Jul 2014
                            • 336
                            • Weber 21" One Touch for grilling Weber 22.5" Smokey Mountain for barbecue Maverick ET-733 Weber chimney starter Cajun Bandit Rotisserie Slow n Sear

                            #14
                            Looks great. One of my favorite things to make (and eat)!

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