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Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« on: December 28, 2014, 12:21:55 pm »
I am going to smoke a 3lb outside round roast tomorrow and was wondering what others are finding for approximate cooking times per lb when smoking at 225*?  I will use IT to determine my doneness level but need a ballpark idea as to what time I will need to get things started in order to have it done by mid afternoon.

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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 01:11:52 pm »
About 3 hours to med rare.
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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 01:30:06 pm »
Being that it is not a real tender cut I would lower your temp to 175 and cook it for around 6 hrs then bump to 200 until your desired doneness.

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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 10:36:03 am »
Thanks guys.  Put it in a 11:00 this morning, will see what happens.  I think I'm going to try pull it. 

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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 07:27:57 am »
Just my 2 cents, but I would smoke it till 120 to 125 IT then sear it on a very HOT grill just to get a little char on the outside.

2.5 to 3 hrs of smoke then sear
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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 01:21:33 pm »
Well, ended up pulling it out and just doing a well done pot roast style meal.  I would go lighter on the rub next time for jus doing a pot roast.  I had planned to pull it and mix in the bark in with the pulled beef so I caked it on.  Turned out to be a little strong.  It turned out more tender than I had thought it would, but just ran out of time to make it a pulled meal.


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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 01:47:51 pm »
So how long was it on and at what temp?

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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 05:31:42 pm »
It was in for 6.5 hrs at 225* and I took to out at an IT of 170* and foiled it for 1/2 hr.

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Re: Approximate times for smoking roast beef?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 09:28:01 pm »
Looks pretty good to me.