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sir loin tip roast

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
as this is my first stab at beef , i don't know what to use for a good rub, i really like mckormicks steak rub and am thinking using it as an experiment. the other question i should ask is should i foil it for a while? or just leave it in the smoke, thanks in advance
post #2 of 6
As for rubs, simpler is often better, especially for a good flavored meat as you have. Don't try to cover it up, just enhance the beef...black pepper, garlic, salt, and maybe some onion powder, which gives a hint of sweetness. Then you may want to add a bit of paprika (mostly for color) & chili powder, but that's about as far as I would go until you find what your taste buds like.

I would go with open grate smoking until an internal temp of 135-140* is reached...for rare to med/rare, then remove it to rest. I would at least rest it under a foil tent before slicing, just to reduce the rate of heat loss. I generally give a large cut a full wrap in foil, unless I put in into a pan and cover it to braze after the smoke, example: pork butt, picnic.

If you've never tried beef smoked, you'll be in for a huge treat!

post #3 of 6
eric is on the money,

the basic Montreal seasoning is good, or just use kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. No foil, and take it to 135-140, and then let it rest before slicing

I did one of these a few weeks ago and posted some pics(it was awesome), check out that thread if you want for any other info(i dont have time to post a link right now)
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks for the info so far guys, Jim, that rub recipe looks similar to one i saw on another site but prolly gonna try it . just like my meat kinda med-rare!! so i'll cook mine just a bit longer!!
post #5 of 6
good luck, I bet it turns out great. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 6
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well i don't have q-view but i mixed up some of meatheads majic dust and rubbed that roast , put a pan of water mixed with bourbon for steam in and man that was one damn good roast!!! you could smell the bourbon in the smoke!!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifThis weekend will be my first attempt at a fatty and some abt's
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