Opinions vary. I like to take it to 160F to 170F and then steam it when I am ready to eat it. Steaming makes if softer and less grainy. I like the texture of steam finished pastrami.
on edit" any thread on pastrami by Marty Leach is worth seeking out
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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