Roast Question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by northern greenhorn, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm planning on smoking a sirloin tip roast today... soon, and I was wondering if I need to sear the roast before I smoke it?????
     
  2. [​IMG] no, just let the smoker do it's work [​IMG]
     
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would sear after smoking.
     
  4. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's what I was thinking, I was thinking that this would hold in more of the juices, am I right ?
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not really going to make too much difference either way I would think., but if you smoke before searing you may get more smoke penetration, which is a good thing.
     
  6. I would sear first or not at all...but then again...whatever makes you happy!

    Two things...searing meat does not seal in the juices, and smoke does not penetrate...it lays on the surface.
     
  7. sabowaba

    sabowaba Newbie

    No sear for Me...rubbed mine down with favorite rub..in the fridge overnight, on the smoker reached 150 F, foiled it.. till it reached 205 F. set in cooler for one hour..unwrapped and it fell apart..nice and juicy..no pics so I guess it never happened.
     
  8. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So then, what's with a smoke ring? Isn't that a chemical reaction between the meat & the smoke?
     
  9. The smoke ring is caused by A nitric acid build up in the SURFACE of meat.. Nitric acid is formed when nitrogen dioxide (a gas..not visible smoke) from wood combustion in smoke mixes with water in the meat. So yes...Basically it is a chemical reaction between the smoke and the meat. This reaction however is mostly tasteless discoloration, and really has nothing to do with smoke penetration...Smoke particulates (ash, soot, etc.) are much to big to penetrate the surface of meat..They lay on the surface....HTH
     
  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool! I just learned something new[​IMG]
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