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Old 02-11-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Join Date: 02-06-08
Location: Redding, CA
Default Pastrami from a corned beef. What I learned w/ Q-view

I learned that it is good!. I bought a corned beef on sale. Soaked it over nite in water to get some of the brine out of the meat so it would not be as salty. I scored the fat cap in a criss cross patter. Along the grain deeper so I could tell which way the grain is running.

Rubbed it w/

4 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper (more if you like it peppery)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika

I smoked it over apple w/ a little bit of hickory at 225 for 3 hrs (had ribs on) then went to 250 for about 3hrs and then bumped it up 300 for the last 1.5hrs cuz it was late! Pulled it at 195. Let it cool. Wrapped and put in the fridge till the next day. Sliced thin across the grain on a bias. It is really good. Took longer than I thought for a 3lbs of meat.

I did not realize that the fat cap was so thick. might remove some next time but it deid keep it moist for the 7+ hr smoke.

Reheated it w/ chedder cheese served on a hogie roll w/ really good mustard. EXCELLENT. Doing more this weekend, as many as i can fit in my GOSM
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