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  • Polarbear777
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    • Sep 2016
    • 1662

    “Two-Week QVQ Pastrami”

    “Two-Week QVQ Pastrami”
    A: 12lb packer cured into corned beef, 5-7 days (use Blonder wet cure calculator or recipe from “Serious Eats”.

    https://amazingribs.com/tested-recip...g-meats-safely

    https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...ts-recipe.html

    B: 24 hour purge with multiple water changes to get rid of excess salt.
    C: Followed QVQ process below (3-6 days depending on when you chose to finish it). but didn’t bother with the fat flash or saving the purge.

    As per the process below this brisket never got above 135F internal so was super moist and fork tender.

    The addition of an up front smoke means you are smoking cold, wet meat twice. I find that this makes a difference also.

    The PKB genius (apart from just his interview inspiring this process) is the 350F finish which avoids any stall and sets the bark before the meat can get above 135. Bark was actually crunchy around the edges and very good.


    So, double smoke from cold, completely tender, very juicy.

    No cambro hold required as in traditional either since you took care of the tenderness with the SV step and it’s coming off the cooker at 135F internal serving temp.



    1. Dry brine or start with purged corned beef and add BBBR
    2. Smoke at 225F until about 130F IT
    3. Bag the meat, chill if necessary to prevent boiling in vacuum then vacuum seal.
    4. Cook in sous vide at 135F for 72 hours
    5. Ice bath and put in fridge for a few hours or a few days.
    6. A couple hours ahead of dinner, unbag and save all the purge
    7. smoke at 350F to avoid the stall until an IT of 135F ( 350 hardens/dries the bark and you don’t need a stall because the time in SV took care of the collagen breakdown)
    8. (Optional) Heat previously trimmed and rendered brisket fat to 375-400F and pour over brisket (safely, outside) right before service.
    9. Remove the meat. (Optional) Heat the purge and pour over meat after slicing.

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  • EdF
    EdF
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    #2
    Sounds great, and saved to my recipe file!

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    • RonB
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      • Apr 2016
      • 12579
      • Near Richmond VA
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      #3
      That looks very tasty.

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      • DWCowles
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        • Jul 2014
        • 9709
        • 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.

        #4
        Beautiful!

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        • fzxdoc
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          #5
          I saved this to my Sous Vide document. Lots of good info, Polarbear777 . Thanks!

          That pastrami looks delectable.

          Kathryn

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          • Oakgrovebacon
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 1853
            • South central Illinois

            #6
            That looks very good! Thanks for sharing the method. I will try also.

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            • Potkettleblack
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              • Jun 2016
              • 1960
              • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
              • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
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                Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
                Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

              #7
              Happy to have helped. Amazing cook. Thanks for sharing as paying it forward is what it’s all about.

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              • Potkettleblack
                Club Member
                • Jun 2016
                • 1960
                • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
                • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
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                  Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
                  Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

                #8
                Who wants to tell Clint?

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                • Troutman
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                  lol
              • Troutman
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                • Aug 2017
                • 7198

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                #9
                Thanks for posting this in the forums. It's pretty much spot on to what I've come to do with mine, thanks to help from PKB and others. Good information to anyone out there attempting a QVQ pastrami ... use this recipe !!!

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                • Polarbear777
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                  • Sep 2016
                  • 1662

                  #10
                  Made this several times now. Always good. This is just ~1/4 of the whole brisket.

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                  • Troutman
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                    #11
                    I just ate my last sammich from one I did last week!! Love QVQ pastrami !!!!

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                    • Polarbear777
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                      It never makes it to sandwiches. Some of it doesn’t make it to the table. Much of it gets eaten by hand from the cutting board.
                  • Polarbear777
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                    • Sep 2016
                    • 1662

                    #12
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                    The stuff is is so tender on the inside that the bark/crust just crushes it. So you can’t slice this stuff thin easily.

                    Last edited by Polarbear777; April 8, 2018, 09:50 AM.

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                    • Spinaker
                      Spinaker commented
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                      Bark!!!!

                    • Troutman
                      Troutman commented
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                      Well I made about 4# hunk of flat and let it chill out then sliced it. Worked out fine for me. Just tired of spending big bucks for grocery store deli meat

                    • Polarbear777
                      Polarbear777 commented
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                      Chilled or partially frozen it can be sliced thin but not at the first meal, so you have to make a lot extra if you want deli slices later.
                  • jgreen
                    Charter Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 2718
                    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
                    • Cookers:
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                      and, maybe some other toys as well

                    #13
                    Polarbear777 you are going to have to add a restaurant grade meat slicer to your MCS list. That pastrami looks great.

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                    • Polarbear777
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                      • Sep 2016
                      • 1662

                      #14
                      Made about 16# this batch. Some I froze. The rest only made it through breakfast.
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                      • tRidiot
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                        #15
                        Daaaaaaaang. Tagged for future use here. Definitely going to try this. Curing a full packer without separating the point and flat? I was afraid that would take forever, as thick as it is. I've only done small pieces thus far.

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