This is an easy modern way to make your own corned beef from a beef brisket. It was originally posted by Elsie Bauer on Simply Recipes. It makes a flavorful corned beef that will rival anything ready-made in the store. I don't use the pink curing salt, and I use ground spices if I don't have the whole ones on hand. The curing process takes 5 days. At that point you can cook the beef according to your favorite Corned Beef recipe or put it in a zipper freezer bag with some of the brine and store for later use.