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Garrett
03-09-2013, 07:35 AM
I had an 8lb brisket flat that I used for this. I followed Meathead's recipe pretty close except for times.http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/close_to_katzs_home_made_pastrami.html

I used his recipe and cured it for 12 days. Then soaked it in fresh water for 4 days, changing the water twice daily. After that the I added 1 1/2 times the amount of pepper to the rub and let it sit for 7 days in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap. Today I am cooking it on my UDS at 250 with white oak and cherry for flavor. I will post pr0n as it goes along. Gonna be a fun day. Got plans for a Chuckie for supper tonight too.7686176862

K-JUN
03-09-2013, 07:39 AM
Cool! I will be watching with much anticipation.

padge31
03-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Looks good so far.

Smokin Patriots
03-09-2013, 07:56 AM
Keep those pics coming! Looks great!

MisterChrister
03-09-2013, 08:12 AM
:hungry::pop2:

Mdboatbum
03-09-2013, 08:19 AM
Looks awesome!! Mot sure why you put the word pastrami in quotes, isn't this pretty much the traditional, by the book method for pastrami?

Dirtbuddy
03-09-2013, 08:22 AM
Off to a great start! Can't go wrong with Meatheads recipe.

Garrett
03-09-2013, 08:35 AM
Looks awesome!! Mot sure why you put the word pastrami in quotes, isn't this pretty much the traditional, by the book method for pastrami?

I just have high hopes that it's going to be good. I only used a chunk the size of two of my fingers of the white oak and cherry. I want some smoke but not a lot.

GOHOGS
03-09-2013, 08:36 AM
That looks tasty already

whskyrnnr322
03-09-2013, 09:18 AM
Looks Good! I've wanting to try that recipe.

RevZiLLa
03-09-2013, 10:36 AM
All that work finally pays off!

Garrett
03-09-2013, 01:51 PM
After 6 hrs the IT HAS hit 190. Let it for a few and couldn't take it any longer. Had to try it. The extra black pepper I put on it has stood out and I LIKE IT. I plan on cutting it in chunks to freeze and will steam it to reheat. Oh yeah, I will never buy store bought again.76873

Titch
03-09-2013, 03:21 PM
Awsome looking meat mate,I would like some of that

tyotrain
03-09-2013, 03:29 PM
Awesome job looks great


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP

JohnHB
03-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Looks fantastic. How was salt content? I would have guess that it would be low after four days soaking. That seems a bit longer than suggested by Meathead!
John

Garrett
03-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Looks fantastic. How was salt content? I would have guess that it would be low after four days soaking. That seems a bit longer than suggested by Meathead!
John

Personally the amount of salt was perfect for me. I can't say why cause I've done some store bought corned beef and then followed his recipe for that and the salt was too high for me.

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
03-09-2013, 06:47 PM
I'll take a pile on some good rye bread with mustard and a dill pickle on the side

Rookie'48
03-10-2013, 12:50 AM
I run mine through the slicer,then vacu-suck in 1/2 pound bags with a small ice cube in the bag. When I'm ready to eat, I just toss the un-opened bag into the nuke for 1 minute then turn it over & repeat as needed. Don't nuke it for more than one minute at a time - just might explode all over the microwave.

Don't ask how I know this :oops:.

Bigdog
03-10-2013, 09:05 AM
I run mine through the slicer,then vacu-suck in 1/2 pound bags with a small ice cube in the bag. When I'm ready to eat, I just toss the un-opened bag into the nuke for 1 minute then turn it over & repeat as needed. Don't nuke it for more than one minute at a time - just might explode all over the microwave.

Don't ask how I know this :oops:.

Geez Dave, just poke a few small holes or slits in the bag and you won't have that problem. (see Charles' Law) :roll:

This has been a public service announcement from your friendly science teacher mod. :heh:

Ron_L
03-10-2013, 09:14 AM
I run mine through the slicer,then vacu-suck in 1/2 pound bags with a small ice cube in the bag. When I'm ready to eat, I just toss the un-opened bag into the nuke for 1 minute then turn it over & repeat as needed. Don't nuke it for more than one minute at a time - just might explode all over the microwave.

Don't ask how I know this :oops:.

Oooo... I like the ice cube trick! Thanks, Dave!