Deer Rear - Dried Venison, Pastrami, Ham

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by smoking b, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. My fridge was getting annoyed since I took my last brining bucket out for the buckboard bacon & never put anything else in. Rather than take a chance on mutiny I decided to brine a deer rear & keep the peace.

    I started with this deer rear.

    & removed from it the bone & silvers. All 3 pieces were then injected with 3 oz brine with cure.

    They then went into my itty bitty brining bucket & just fit - that's a good thing b/c my small & medium buckets are reserved for a plan I have. I put the bucket in the fridge where it will stay for a few days to cure. That will give me time to make up my mind what I want to use them for. Probably a few different things  [​IMG]                                                                                                                                                                         

    Updates to follow...
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dried venison.   LOVE IT.

    Thats my vote.       [​IMG]
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Deer Rear Pastrami?
  4. Yup one piece was already destined for that from the very get go - it's an awesome treat  [​IMG]

    Still up in the air about the other two - gonna scratch my back & think about it some more...

    Foam wants some rear pastrami  [​IMG]   What to do... what to do...

    Updates to follow...
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :popcorn. :biggrin: I'll be watching for sure !
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bacon? You have me thinking now.
  7. You just might have me convinced Foam...
    I have lots of ideas - maybe I should get some more deer parts to work with    [​IMG]  
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cured and pulled? Venison ham?
  9. [​IMG]   Not sure where this will end up but at least there will be good food during the journey...  [​IMG]
  10. Ok I have decided to add a couple more deer rears to this project  [​IMG]

    So as of now there will be dried deer for C farmer, deer rear pastrami for Foam & I am still up in the air. Perhaps deer ham or pulled deer tacos or Curley bacon or.......    [​IMG]     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What's Curley bacon?
  12. If you look up Curley's Sausage Kitchen you can order it - it's a bacon seasoning for ground meat that you form into loaves & it's supposed to be really good. I have wanted to try it for awhile now...

    Todd recently made some - here is the thread for it

    I've heard lots of people say it is good so I'm tossing around the idea of making some...
  13. Oh I bet this will be delicious!!!! What a fantastic project!!! Cheers! - Leah
  14. Thanks Leah  [​IMG]   If things go right there should be a variety of good venison items in the near future.
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I must be boring---The only thing I do with Deer Rears is what C Farmer wants----"Venison Dried Beef"---------Can't help it---I love it.


    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  16. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I can't wait to see what these become!  I am with Foam...pastrami all the way!!!
  17. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Deer Ham!
  18. There will be some dried rear for sure but I figured I would do a variety of things since I had a few extra deer rears to play with  [​IMG]
  19. There will be some pastrami for sure due to all the requests  [​IMG]
    Yup I've pretty much decided to make a deer rear ham as well  [​IMG]  

    EDIT: Typo
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  20. Ok the deer rear is cured & ready to smoke.

    Once these cheeses come out I will warm up the smoker & put in the dear rear.

    Cured deer rear - this will become the dried deer that C farmer wants to see...

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