Cook 13 - Smoked Corned Beef
15th March, 2015 06:42 PM by BBQ Phil
This was a bit of a surprise cook. My wife went out with my son to see his best friend and when she came home, she said, why haven't you started the BBQ ? I said, I didn't know I was cooking anything today.

Truth be told, when I woke up Sunday morning, I was a little out of place, as I thought I had nothing to cook. Turns out I was wrong, so I raced outside and fired up the Smokey Joe.

At 4:25pm, the corned beef went on. Just before this, I quickly rubbed it with my usual rub (salt, pepper, paprika, cumin and brown sugar), so it didn't get as much time as I'd like for it to sink in.

At 5:25pm, the beef had an internal temperature of 48C, 6:25pm it was 75C and then at 6:45pm my wife wanted dinner so it came off with an internal temp of 80C. I then let it rest for about 20 minutes and started to carve it up.

Sure it wasn't cooked long enough to me pulled, but it was damn nice. The best slice of corned beef I'd had. Not that boiled crap and the outer rub, gave it a really nice flavour as did the Jack Daniel's pellets I used in my smoker box.

I'm now keen to do this again ... but with more time.