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Smoothsmoke
03-11-2010, 04:41 PM
I picked up a corned beef point today. If I pop it in the smoker as is, will that make it Pastrami? Or how does that work? What is the difference between corned beef brisket and regular. Is it just the seasoning?

deguerre
03-11-2010, 04:46 PM
I haven't done one but here's another Brethren's first pastrami thread which I found informative.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75943

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
03-11-2010, 04:46 PM
I picked up a corned beef point today. If I pop it in the smoker as is, will that make it Pastrami? Or how does that work? What is the difference between corned beef brisket and regular. Is it just the seasoning?



First you need to soak it in water and drain it several times to get rid of all the salt.

Take a look at Brother Thirdeye's blog for some great inspiration and instruction.

http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/1996/05/beef-pastrami.html

bigabyte
03-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Smoke and seasoning is the difference. A corned beef is cured beef with certain seasonings, and pastrami is smoked cured beef with different seasonings. I make pastrami out of store bought corned beef using thirdeyes pastrami rub, it turns out great!

Smoothsmoke
03-11-2010, 04:52 PM
First you need to soak it in water and drain it several times to get rid of all the salt.

Take a look at Brother Thirdeye's blog for some great inspiration and instruction.

http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/1996/05/beef-pastrami.html


Thanks for the link! Appreciate it. I'm going to give my 1st pastrami a try on Saturday.

Divemaster
03-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Smoke and seasoning is the difference. A corned beef is cured beef with certain seasonings, and pastrami is smoked cured beef with different seasonings. I make pastrami out of store bought corned beef using thirdeyes pastrami rub, it turns out great!
My man's got it right... If it's a whole corned beef soak it for at least 24 hours changing the water 4 to 5 times... Smoke to about 155*-165*, rest, slice and make the best sammie you've had in a long time!

Skidder
03-11-2010, 05:07 PM
Yep the previous post are so right you have to soak and change the water often. Something about storebought it's very salty. I had a 3 pounder and soaked for 15 hours and that wasn't near enough. So read up on it all you can. It is definetly worth it though.