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  • Backroadmeats
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    • Dec 2018
    • 556
    • Central mn

    Smoked some pastrami

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ID:	615742 Sliced 21 lbs of pastrami last night.. turned out great!!
  • Troutman
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    #2
    21 pounds...now that's ambitious!!! Let us know you method, big pastrami fans here !!!

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    • Backroadmeats
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      If you would like I will give ya step by step what I did.. it is very easy to do..
  • tRidiot
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    • Dec 2015
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    #3
    Cripes, what cut of meat is that??? I LOVE me some homemade pastrami, made some myself the other night:

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    I'm always disappointed in my yield.... I did a 4 lb flat and a 3ish lb point. After smoking, chilling and then steaming up to temp, I ended up with a hair over 2 pounds of pastrami! Man, that stuff came out to probably $20 a pound counting buying the corned beef and the pellets to smoke it, not counting the electricity (steamed it in the oven) and my own time messing with it! Don't get me wrong, it was fabulous, but... dang.

    So did you cure your own, and what cut was it? And if so, how long did you brine it to get that thick cut completely cured?

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    • Backroadmeats
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      • Dec 2018
      • 556
      • Central mn

      #4
      The meat is roast from the round of an old hamburger cow I butchered. Yup I cured it.. I use a cure I buy made by ps spices called sweeter than sweet cure . It contains the sugar cure and salt.. I use the same thing to make hams and Bacon's.. just take the cure and rub generously then I vacuum sealer and throw in the fridge for two weeks.. soak in water for a few hours the rub down outside with coarse pepper and smoke!!

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      • Backroadmeats
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        • Dec 2018
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        #5
        Pics of it in the smoker Click image for larger version

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        • tRidiot
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          • Dec 2015
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          #6
          Fabulous! Thanks for the pics!

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          • jgreen
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            • Oct 2014
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            #7
            Wow. Nice job. Pastrami is wonderful.

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            • Sweaty Paul
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              • Aug 2014
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                (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

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              #8
              Gorgeous

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              • RonB
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                • Apr 2016
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                #9
                I'd eat that.

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                • 58limited
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                  • Dec 2018
                  • 1112
                  • SE Texas
                  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                  #10
                  Looks amazing! 21 lbs??!! WoW! I'm attempting my first pastrami right now - cured it myself using Meathead's method and will be smoking it tomorrow.

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                  • ecowper
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                    • Jul 2014
                    • 3642
                    • Maple Valley, WA
                    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
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                      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
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                      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

                    #11
                    Okay, alright, damnit, I get it ...... I gotta do some pastrami .... message received loud and clear


                    Also .... Backroadmeats that looks darn good ..... sammiches for days

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                    • Backroadmeats
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                      • Dec 2018
                      • 556
                      • Central mn

                      #12
                      Best part was right before I sliced it the neighbor lady gave me a loaf and of bread right out of the oven.. best sandwiches ever!!

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                      • ecowper
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                        Okay, that just sounds like heaven on earth

                      • EdF
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                        Truly great!

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