Whole Pit-Smoked Pastrami Brisket Halves - 2 Pack

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“Smoked. Meat. Nirvana.” – LA Magazine

Open only on Sundays at Smorgasburg L.A., Ugly Drum garnered an immediate cult following. There’s a reason why Ugly Drum still has some of the longest lines years after opening.

Ugly Drum’s Pit-Smoked Pastrami is smokey, melt-in-your-mouth tender, sweet, peppery, and sinfully decadent. So what is it that sets Ugly Drum apart? They have developed a method that is a glorious hybrid of Texas barbeque and classic New York deli techniques.

Ugly Drum uses fattier whole briskets that are wet brined in their proprietary seasoning blend for several days. Then, they are pit-smoked over low, indirect heat with mesquite charcoal and whole logs of oak and pecan wood for at least 10 hours. Just a bite of this pastrami will have pastrami and barbeque fanatics wondering how anything could taste so goo!.

More Details

This package serves 12-20 people and includes 2 unsliced 3 lb. Pit-Smoked Pastrami Brisket halves


usda prime beef brisket, brined in cure, rubbed with spices, smoked with hardwoood

Instructions / Storage

  • This Pastrami Brisket ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival, remove the packaging and refrigerate or freeze
  • Brisket may be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 3 months

To Serve

  1. Method – Oven “Slow & Low”*
    • Defrost if still frozen
    • Pre-heat oven to 300
    • Remove brisket from plastic, bag and wrap in foil
    • Put in a pan or on a sheet pan and place on rack in middle of oven
    • Cook until meat thermometer reads 165 in thickest point
    • This could take 90 minutes or much longer depending on many variables
  1. Method – “Boil In The Bag”
    • Defrost if still frozen
    • Put in a stock pot large enough to hold entire piece and cover completely with cold water
    • Bring up to a boil
    • Boil for 90 minutes
    • Use a meat thermometer to temp the thickest point of the roast — anything between 160 and 180 is good for the reheat
  1. Method – “Slice Cold and Steam”*
    • Slice meat
    • Gently steam the slices to reheat them by
      • Microwave for 10 seconds at a time until you see it is hot and just starting to steam
      • Shallow steam in small pan with enough water just to cover the bottom of pan – use a lid and low heat
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Shipping Details

  • Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
  • Ugly Drum ships Monday-Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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