You owe me for that new title. Send me some pastrami!
Sounds like you did a phenomenal job, and the pics are making me drool all over my Keyboard. It seems we share more than just a birthday. We both love, and love making great food. I am a bit envious though. I have made my own home-made corned beef, and I have smoked it. But alas, the DW is overly sensitive to any kind of pepper or "heat", and so I can't use it in my cooking (heavy sigh). I would love to try your home-made pastrami. It looks amazing. Great job!
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North