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Offline cleanuphitter

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18 lb. roast advice needed
« on: December 18, 2007, 01:16:46 am »
Hi all,

I have an 18 lb. bone-in roast I'd like to smoke for Christmas Eve dinner.  I have a marinade ready to go and will let is soak for 24 hours.

The question is, how much time should I expect for this roast to cook in the smoker?  (Medium rare)

I have probes to get an exact temp, but I'm looking for a ballpark number to work with here.

Any help would be appreciated!

-cleanup

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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 11:17:37 am »
thats on the monsterous side.  I perhaps would consider wacking that puppy into two pieces.  I have never done one over about 8 lbs, so you are in uncharted waters for me tho.


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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 01:46:39 pm »
I was in Sam's Club the other day, and saw them on display. First time I've ever seen them displayed like that. I was going to buy one so that I could get some short ribs out of it and cut i into smaller roast, but I don't have the refrigerator space at this time. In my area short ribs are usually for soups and stews - they trim them too close to the bone.

I would agree with winemaker, and divide it.


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Offline cleanuphitter

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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 04:54:14 pm »
After reading some other forums, I've narrowed down my questioning to 2 things:

1.  Is cooking a roast completely in the BS okay?  Seems others like to grill it after spending time in the BS.

2.  What is the rule of thumb for smoking beef in general?  (i.e. 1 lb = 1 hour?)

Oh, and thanks for the heads up on splitting the roast before smoking.

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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 02:38:41 am »
Sorry I can't give you any times; but when I do a roast in the BS I generally take it out of the smoker 10°F - 15°F before it reaches the internal temperature then finish in a hot oven. Depending on the rub I have and the type of crust I want, the oven temperature may vary from 350°F - 425°F.


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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 09:05:13 am »
Sorry I can't give you any times; but when I do a roast in the BS I generally take it out of the smoker 10°F - 15°F before it reaches the internal temperature then finish in a hot oven. Depending on the rub I have and the type of crust I want, the oven temperature may vary from 350°F - 425°F.

Thanks, HS.  This will help me.  Out of curiosity, what is the reasoning behind taking it out early and putting it in a regular oven for the final 10-15 degrees?

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Re: 18 lb. roast advice needed
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 02:27:50 pm »
I like a crust on my roast, and placing it in a hot oven in the last stage gives the roast a nice outer crust and better appearance.


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