London Broil on the Smoker... w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by deltadude, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nothing exciting to report, but I haven't been using the Ol MES lately, so thought I would do something simple..

    London Broil is a tough piece of meat, I decided to try a different marinade, and it didn't produce a tender piece of meat, though this LB had good flavor, enough smoke, it was not tender. Still it was ok, I just sliced it thin.

    Smoker: MES 40", older 750w model
    Preheat: 1 hrs. 265º
    Outdoor Ambient 72º
    Cook temp: 230º
    Meat Start Temp: 52º
    Total Smoker Time: 90 min. followed by Broiler 5 min per side. (I pulled LB from the smoker at 140º)

    Cook notes: Because the outdoor ambient was a comfortable 72º the LB hit 130 in about 50 min. I wanted more smoke time, so I had to open the hatch dump heat, and set the controller to 165º. Fortunately there was enough ash and smoldering wood chips to keep newly added wood chips smoldering, however that only worked for the first chips added or about 15 min. I decided to finish up the meat (since the wife got home from work and we could go ahead and eat), so I cranked up the heat, to get the meat temp up to 140º.

    You will notice in the Smoker pic, that the drip tray is full of liquid. I had about 5/8 cup of Beef Stock getting old in the fridge so I added that to the drip pan before smoking.

    Click the image for larger pic.

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  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That look wonderful, sometimes the meat just will not get tender, but to me as long as the taste is there I am ok
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delish man.[​IMG]
  4. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Normally I pay attention to the grain before I cook the meat. I forgot to this time, and may have missed on cutting on the bias.

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