cured elk roasts/dried beef w qview

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by erain, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    aprox a week and a half ago i took a couple elk roasts and trimmed them up and using curlies brown sugar cure pumped them 10% and rubbed with the cure. put in frig and rotated every day. today was the day. took from fridge and rinsed off and let set at room temp for an hour and into my new masterbuilt for its virgin smoke(at long last). i seasoned it for a couple hours last weekend. put in smoker at 130 and left at that temp til outside of roast felt dry to touch. upped the temp to 160 and using prepurnt pieces of cherry leftover from gosm's last weeks smoke and some small bits of cherry wood gave it the smoke for two hours. turned up heat to 190 and will continue to smoke til internal is 155 deg which will be ltr tonite. right now seems to be holding steady at 126 but is lookin good.
    here is qview what i have so far...

    cured roasts goin into the masterbuilt-first smoke for it other than the 3 hr seasoning last weekend


    after 2 hours smoke


    will update with part 2 when done and cooled and thinley sliced

    thks for ckin out my qview!!!
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] ...erain, will you adopt me? lol
     
  3. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Dude -
    Friggin fantastic again!
    Is curlies a recipe or a product?
    Dang, Elk is a tasty wonder.
    Do you tan the hides and make jackets, gloves or moccasins?
    Stuff lasts forEVER.

    You rock man.
    Lookin forward to a meetin someday.
    SKOL VIKINGS!
    Vman
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a couple of elk roasts in the freezer. Perhaps I'll give this a try. Thanks for the Qview. I'm sure we are all anxious to see the finished product.
     
  5. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    great looking table fare to be..

    where do you buy elk at??
     
  6. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .300 winchester mag

    here a finished pic, i wrapped in foil and toweled it for a cuple hrs, then will cool it down and tomorrow will slice it up, will post a pic so wecan see how well it did or didnt cure.....

    just outta MES, 155 deg.



    thks for cking out my post!!!
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    damn thats looking great erain-sheesh
     
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks outstanding [​IMG]
     
  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    if you have venison,whether deer,elk,moose, you really got to give this a try. is still moist, has the cure with brown sugar. has the ham saltiness. just a great way to prepare an already fantastic meat. i know already this aint gonna last long.

    roast 1, after spending the nite in cooler


    roast 2, also after a nite in cooler


    cured right to the center


    thats a pan of "dried elk"


    thks for ckin out my qview!!!
     
  10. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking eats there, erain! Real nice color, and I bet it tastes awesome!

    I still want to try that recipe I sent you when deer season rolls around this fall/winter...it may take longer, but is more like what I'm after with dried deer/beef.

    Good job on a interesting smoke! [​IMG]

    L8r,
    Eric
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Erain I don't normally cut roasts but after seeing this you can bet I will be from now on great looking grub [​IMG]
     
  12. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Erain -
    I'm sorry man, that is just plain TORTURE!
    OH, that looks good.
    Your wifey and friends are lucky folk.
    SKOL
    V
     
  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sure wish my freezer had some elk in it. Nice smoke.
     
  14. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG!! I almost called 911. My eyes finally came back from the back of my head, so I didn't hit the send button... Amazing!! [​IMG]
     
  15. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    erain
    Great looking final product !!!

    Curleys pre-mixes are good stuff, I have tried many of their products and have been very pleased with them. I have 3 elk roasts in the freezer yet, you are giving me ideas for them.....
     
  16. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Erain great post as usual.[​IMG] I have a friend that does Elk. I will tell him about this. Where do you do get the cure? I did a search to no avail.


    As a side note, I still haven't found the Mortons quick cure stuff.
     
  17. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    erain, that is some mighty fine looking elk roast. Thanks for sharing with SMF.
     
  18. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Ken.
     
  19. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    very good looking..and with out question, great tasting..
     
  20. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Erain,
    That elk looks so amazing! beam me over sum!!!
    I would sure love to try that, however I am thinking I won't be coming across elk meat any time soon!! That was a great maiden voyage!! May all her smokes be as successful!!! YUMMY[​IMG]
     

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