How To Smoke A Corned Beef?

How long does corned beef take to smoke?

about 3 hours

How do you smoke store bought corned beef?


  • Soak corned beef brisket overnight in water to remove salt.
  • Set up smoker for higher heat 275-300 degree smoking.
  • Set up steamer basket and steam the smoked corned beef until internal temperature of about 200 degrees.
  • Slice thin.

What temperature do you cook corned beef to?

“Fork-tender” is a good indication of doneness, but use a food thermometer to be sure. Cook all raw corned beef to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source.

Is pastrami just smoked corned beef?

Both cuts of beef are cured, which means they’ve been brined in a salt water solution. The cooking process differs after the curing. Corned beef is boiled while pastrami is smoked. Pastrami may also be rubbed with spices again before the smoking process.