Bachelor Bitter Cured Corned Beef

Sub Title: 
Corned Beef Recipe (not just for bachelors)
Recipe Type: 
Pub Recipe


12 oz of Bachelor Bitter (grab a growler at our Bend or Portland Pub)
3 C water
1/4 C kosher salt
1 8 lb beef brisket
2 peeled cloves of garlic
6 peppercorns
6 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs of thyme
1/2 chopped onion
2 chopped carrots
2 ribs chopped celery


Place beef brisket in a large, deep casserole dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over brisket to cover. You may need to weigh the meat down. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 5 days. When brisket has finished curing, remove from brine and rinse well. Strain the brine and reserve for cooking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place brisket and reserved ingredients in a large casserole dish. Cover with fresh water and cover with lid. Cook brisket for 3-4 hours or until tender. Let meat cool slightly before serving. Serve with boiled cabbage, potatoes & a pint of Bachelor Bitter of couse.

Serves 8