Last Week a Friend of mine told me his young son shot a Whitetail Buck with his bow. He asked me if I could smoke the heart for him. I never tried this before so here is what I came up with.
Trimmed the heart out and place in a brine of 1/2 Cup Morten's tender Quick, about 3 Tablespoons of Rub and about a quart and a half of water and let it sit in the fridge in a plastic container, an empty Coffee Container for 3 days. patted dry and rubbed down with Molasses, Rubbed down again with a basic rub ... anything you would use on Buts or Bird.
This is right before the smoker. I am sorry, I intended to get a money shot when the boy was carving but a feeding frenzy broke out
I smoked with Apple until IT of 175F, Wrapped the lil bugger in foil and a towel and about an hour and a half later brought to my friends place.
Counting the boy who harvested the deer we had 3 and 1/2 men there and the heart was gone in under 10 minutes. Everyone there, with the exception of the boy had eaten hearts from Venison they harvested for at least the last 30 years and had them just about any way you can imagine. Everyone there was amazed at the heart, me included .... hands down it was THE BEST Deer Heart I ever Had! It would literally Melt in your Mouth
...and I do have to thank Viper125 for this because when I was asked to smoke the heart i looked at it and thought .... This is just a big turkey leg without the bone .... and I LOVE His Disney Legs recipe