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Old 02-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
Knows what a fatty is.

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Default First smoke using a WSM - Pastrami

From my 2011 St Paddy's day stash.

It's a nice looking cut.

Just simple spices.

Ready for the fire.

I just got my WSM Friday. I lit the fire using the Mignon method. The smoke started yesterday (Saturday) @ 2:30 Arizona time.
Onto the grill. There's water in the top pan too.

Fire's glowing nice. It will take a full 1/2 hr to get up to 225 (at the base of the meat). The dome thermometer reads around 270.

3 1/2 hrs later the IT is 163.

Now I wrap it and let it go to 180-185. I did add some water and briquettes .

It's up to temp and will go in the fridge until Sunday.

And then I will finish it off in the pressure cooker for about 20 min. I'll post a pic of the sliced meat later.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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That looks great!

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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That looks mighty fine. I did my first pastrami a couple of months ago, turned out amazing. I'm looking forward to making another one.

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Makes me excited for warm weather! Looks awesome!
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
Knows what a fatty is.

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Default It's time to eat what I cooked.

I'll try to restrain myself long enough to weigh the finished product and take pics.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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Man that looks awesome! I definitely want to try smoking pastrami at some point, sooner rather then later after seeing this post!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
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Looks great from here too!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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Default I don't think I ever posted a pic of the finished pastrami

This was right after I steam finished it. It was every bit as juicy and succulent as it looks.

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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Awesome bro....you broke her in right!!

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