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First Rump Roast


Joined May 27, 2010
I decided it was time to break in the new smoker on Saturday. It is a recent purchase (see my review) and I did use it once before for some country style ribs earlier in the week but that was on a "school night". Because of time constraints they only got 45 minutes of hickory smoke and then I finished them on the grill. With such a short time exposed to the smoke I was quite pleased with how much taste was imparted into them.

Well it was time to try a rump roast. Not my first choice, but the cut that was most readily available. I marinated it for a couple of hours and injected it with a mixture of EVOO, Dr. Pepper (after shaking the carbonation out), garlic powder, onion powder and cajon seasoning. It then got a good rub of Dizzy Pig "Cow Lickin" seasoning.


Some red wine went in the liquid pan and the mesquite chunks into the smoker box. I was very pleased with how easy it was to maintain a constant 225-230. Wood and liquid was added about every 2 to 2-1/2 hours during the next few hours.

Here it is about 2-1/2 hours into the smoke.


I wasn't sure how well it would show up in a photo so I attempted a video, none the less I was thrilled to see the TBS throughout the afternoon.

Here it is before wrapping it in towels and setting it in the cooler


Showing off the nice smoke ring


The GF wanted it medium, I would have preferred it med rare, but it was still quite juicy and extremely tender.


With the smoked squash (I'm not a squash fan, but she is)


My plate, smoked small white potatoes and yes, everything tastes better with cheese!


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Joined Mar 12, 2009

Man oh Man that roast looks off the chain and I'm with your wife and that squash looks awesome and I think that i'm heading for the store now. I just noticed that this is your first post. So welcome to SMF your higness and can you swing into Roll Call and introduce yourself and your equipment please.
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Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Welcome to SMF!!!

 Next time you smoke a hunk o beef ,smoke it to rare.

 Then if someone wants a slice of medium  you slice it and throw in on the pit or in the skillet for a quick sear to medium.

And you get your rare beef.


Thread starter
Joined May 27, 2010
Thanks to all for the kind remarks and advice. Shame on me, I don't know where my manners are. I will introduce myself properly in roll call.


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OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Great looking first post. Congrats and welcome to SMF. I am with Mark on the squash. Love it in all forms


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Oct 17, 2009
All looks great! You can always double up and make both happy and have lunch meat for the week.

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