Can Venison Be Smoked Like Brisket?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by grillmonkey, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    If you don't cook the brisket long enough, it will be dry and tough. It has to cook until the connective tissue breaks down (melts) helping the meat to become moist and tender, right? So, can the same be done with venison? And if so, which cut of meat should be used? If it can't be cooked this way, what is a good cut and smoking method for a flavorful, tender and moist result?

    Also, I have some deer tenderloin in the freezer, what is the best way to smoke that? Or, should I grill it?[​IMG]  
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Try venison pastrami. Brine the roasts in pops brine for 12-14 days then follow the process in the link below.

    Venison is very lean, so no need to take it to the higher temps like a brisket. It will be over cooked and dry if you take it to brisket temps.

    I smoke my tenderloins @225* and pull them with a IT of 130* . I usually rub them with SPOG the night before.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016

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