How To Smoke Corn Beef Brisket?

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.

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.

What is the difference between corned beef brisket and beef brisket?

ANSWER: They are both beef, but not the same thing. Fresh beef brisket is like a big roast. Corned beef starts out as beef brisket and is brine-cured first. Brisket comes from the front chest area of the cow near the bottom.