Smoking grass-fed beef.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by kindbeef, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. kindbeef

    kindbeef Newbie

    We raise grass fed beef and would like to smoke it for the upcoming American Royal BBQ competition in Kansas City, MO. 

    I understand grass-fed beef is not good for BBQ. 

    Has anyone had success with grass-fed beef BBQ? I appreciate any tips you may have.


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  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I honestly don't think I've ever tried smoking grass fed beef personally. Welcome to SMF
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If I remember my cowboy movies,they use to move Beef from one area to another,to feed on grass.

  4. How much marbling does your end product have? Are they full grass fed or finished off for butchering?
    What cut ya doin for comp
  5. I very recently smoked a fully grass-fed never grain beef brisket from a local ranch.    It was moist and delicious.    I followed the instructions here for normal brisket and didn't change anything.    But mine was a full packer so lots of fat on top.    A flat alone might be different.

    I will absolutely keep buying from this ranch and smoking it.   :)
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  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In a radio article this morning someone was joking about grass-fed tuna salad.
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you allowed to bring your own meat ? Most folks have never eaten grass fed beef... It has a totally different flavor from "commercial" beef... Folks may not like it... It has a deep rich beef flavor that explodes in your mouth... Not something folks are used to or may like....
  8. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

    I was raised on grass fed beef and to me its the way beef should taste. My wife doesn't agree, never having it until she got with me. She says it has a game taste. But as far as smoking itor grilling, it doesn't require any different steps and the results are just the same. 
  9. kindbeef

    kindbeef Newbie

    Thanks for all the comments. I am part of a team and the the grass-fed brisket is for friends/family, no the comp. I will try it and see how it goes! 

    I will report back in mid-October after the American Royal.
  10. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Definitely try smoking it at home first before taking it to a competition.

    Also please report back on the quality of the end product. I have herd that 100% grass fed beef doesn't do well on long smokes due to the lower fat content. So I'm interested in hearing more and seeing some pics.

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