Works like a champ! Thanks for the great technique. The corned beef sliced perfectly.
Made this yesterday...wasn't exactly what I hoped for. Slicing Corned Beef has never been an a problem with me, but cooking it in a crockpot has been. SOMEHOW the taste loses something, when cooked in a crockpot! Doubt if I'd make this again...sorry.
This method does work very well and I had no trouble at all slicing the meat. I think I would not cook as long next time (maybe 5 hours) or perhaps the brisket I used was a little small.
Your method for compacting the meat for easier slicing worked very well. I used Guinness beer, tossed several cloves of garlic into the pot, and added a bit of water to cover the meat with liquid. I cooked on low overnight, turned the meat over, and then cooked on high a while longer. Thanks for posting!
This worked great! I just sliced up some of my corned beef and it was condensed and was so easy to get nice thin pieces off of it! Thank you for sharing this idea.