Originally Posted by bbqdano
First ever attempt at pastrami using the technique from Thirdeye's site.
Started soaking a 4 pounder on Wednesday changing the water every 12 hours. Friday night, put on the seasonings and wrapped with plastic. Waiting for the sun to come up to fire up the cooker. Will know later today if we hit pay dirt!
Thirdeye's recipe and technique is very good. Highly recommend it.
Originally Posted by Lakeside Smoker
Do NOT skip this step!!!
Yes, I agree, you need the steam finish to be a true New York Pastrami.