Leg of boer goat smoke & question

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by got14u, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok I pulled out the hind quarter of Boer goat I was saving to smoke or grind. Well I am going to smoke it later today. I plan on using a greek rub and maybe a little cayenne. Then stuff some garlic cloves in the leg. then smoke with some hickory. My question is what temps should I pull it at..I am really up in the air on the whole thing. My wife doesn't like rare so that is out. I have also thought of finishing it off on the grill at the end....I really am open to any ideas for this. I know it is short notice but we will see if anyone can give me some ideas before i finish later this afternoon. Another thing is I have thought about pulling it and making taquitos with it. we love mexican food. any ways here is a pic of what i got
     
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't have any input on how to cook it as I've never done one. But just wanted to comment on what a fine looking hunk 'o meat that is. Good luck with this one!
     
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've never smoked on, I always grill it over mesquite. Check out the forums, you can find 2 of my threads on goat (cabrito).

    I would recommend that if you smoke it, take it to 150 or so and then grill it to finish it off. Grilling will give the exterior that nice crunch.

    In my opinion, goat needs nothing more than salt and pepper. Never used anything else. Reason is, I think it tastes so dang good no need to add anything to interfere with the barbecued flavor.

    Just slice it or chop it or pull it and serve it with hot corn tortillas, salsa, guacample and icey beer, and you'll be set for a feast.

    Good luck on whatever method you decide to go with, and don't forget the Q-View!
     
  4. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks rivet...that is probably what I will do...(finish it on the grill). I also like that crunch. I will let you know how it works with the smoker. I will be using hickory tho. And I will just stick with the greek seasoning and garlic stuffed in some slits. I don't think the cayenne will go good with the seasoning. we shall see. If this works good I am going to buy a couple goats from my aunt and start raising them. I will probably be able to do a trade for processing...[​IMG]


    and "dude abides" I am so jealous i didn't think of that avatar...some day I will have to steal it from you...lol
     
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When it comes to goat Rivet won't stear you wrong, only thing I would do differently is after cooking not shred or chop or anything, just pick that big sob up and eat it caveman style, bare hands and in a loin cloth [​IMG]
     
  6. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    well I think I'll go back a little farther yet and just eat it buck naked in a tree or a cave...lolhere are some pics of it rubbed, dressed, and stuffed with garlic. I will definitely keep this up dated and let y know if the smoking thing works well with this.
     
  7. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great so far...now you got me hungry!
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do what rivet says when your smoking goat he's "the goat man" or he's the only one that has smoked goat. But he's still the man
     
  9. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    here is a pic of it at 140...gonna pull it and crisp up on the grill.
     
  10. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that's lookin' REAL good! (bad grammar due to eyes popping out of head and slobber all over keyboard).

    only thing i would suggest is, keeping with the "greek" theme, serve it on pitas!
     
  11. spike

    spike Newbie

    that is an awesome piece of meat. Only ever had it once before.
     
  12. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks everyone for the input and checkin this out...I like that idea witko....thanks
    finished pics...it was great...smoked till just over 140 then on to the grill for about30 minutes...high heat at first then slow after it crisped up.
     
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well I don't know how it tasted but it sure looks delicious!
    Another fine smoke, great work [​IMG]
     
  14. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You have definitely proven yourself as a master of Cabrito~ that's some beautiful goat you've smoked. So tasty and tender loking I had to call Mrs Rivet over to check out your pics. She loved it!

    Hope you got some plated pics 'cause there's some drooling, hungry folks that haven't gotten enough of your Q-View. Congratulations on your smoke and well-earned points to you!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks guys it really was a hit sent most of it over to my aunts and uncles so they can try it. they have never had goat but they breed them....I think they will be selling a couple less from now on...and thanks for the points !!!!!
     
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It looks good... but I have never eaten goat so as for taste ????
     
  17. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you like gamey flavor such as venison or lamb, you will really like goat. If those flavors are too strong for you, don't bother because goat has a unique and strong meaty taste that folks either love or hate. Never heard of a middle ground opinion.
     
  18. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    what he said
     
  19. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beside Rivet -this is only second time or so i have seen goat cooked.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HOW MUCH DID THAT LEG O GOAT WEIGH?????[​IMG]
     

Share This Page