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Smoked venison leg

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I have a vacuum sealed venison leg in my freezer and wanted to see if anyone has any experience smoking them. I want to some it on Thanksgiving with the turkey, so the smoker will be around 325.
post #2 of 4

kinda hot? with deer meat ya want slow cooks to help keep it tender.

I am doing the same thing.

plan on about 200-250

 

I use a lil glue on the meat consisting of grapeseed oil mustard powder and bbq sauce. I like Stubbs hickory bourbon flavor,

then pat it with brown sugar and various spices.

post #3 of 4
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I would love to do it lower but have to cook the turkey at a higher temp. What IT do you shoot for?
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I was given a couple legs last evening from a neighbor with a too full freezer and leaving town for a week. Now what do I do with them?

 

They're skinned and "cleaned" a bit, obviously, but is there any specific further prep that needs to be done? Silver skin or trimming? that kind of thing? It's still bone in, do I need to bone it and tie it up?

 

They are buried under a big bunch of ice so haven't spent a lo of time with them just yet.

 

And beyond that, how about cooking them? I've read a hot cook for as little as an hour and a half. Then others, like above, that say 225 for a good long smoke.

 

Do I shoot for a rare/medium/well target or does this cut need to by done through and through like an 8 hour cook or something?

 

 

ANY help with these "things" (lol) would be greatly appreciated. I've gotta get 'em in the box today at some point, he needs his cooler back!

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