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Old 01-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default First attempt at Pastrami (w/ pr0n)

The wife brought home a small brisket flat from the grocery the other day and said she thought I might be able to do something with it. My first thought was pastrami which I've been itching to try my hand at for some time. With a corned beef seasoning mix already on hand I just needed to track down some pink salt for the brine.

Mixed up the brine, stored it for three days, rinsed and patted it dry, covered it with ground pepper and coriander. Smoked low and slow to 150, then put it in the oven in the roasting rack with some pork stock to keep it moist.

Just wish I had a deli slicer. Oh well, another toy for the wish list...

After the brine:

Seasoned up:

After a few hours in the smoker:

After 3 hours in the oven at 275:

Ready to eat!:
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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Good job!
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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Damn fine looking grub!
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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looks good!
how'd she taste?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #5
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #6
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Looks good from here- Bet it tastes great.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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Looks good from here!

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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Looks great. I need to try another one of these soon
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:49 PM   #9
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Tastes great, a little on the dry side. Any tips?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #10
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #11
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Good looking pastrami you got there fella
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:41 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Big Rich View Post
Tastes great, a little on the dry side. Any tips?
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #13
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Great looking Pastrami. I think I am gaining wieght everytime I come to this site . All You guys can lay done some sweat looking meat.
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