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Smoking a deer hind quarter. I have a question.

Hawging It

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Greetings all! I have smoked many through the years. It's time to start cranking them out again. I smoke for me and I also have hunting folks from around my community that bring me theirs from time to time to smoke. Here is my question. What about injecting one? Never done that. If so, anyone have any suggestions? Any and all comments much appreciated.

Here is my style
Small ice chest filled with Coca Cola
Dump in black pepper and garlic salt with a dump of Tony's creole seasoning
Make some slits in the hind quarter and insert garlic cloves and stalks of green onion
Make sure you have plenty of ice in the liquid to last overnight
Drop in the hind quarter in and let it swim for 24 hours.
Then smoke it like you stole it! Use you favorite sticks. I like hickory or pecan and mix it sometimes. Any quality smoking wood will work.
 

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Pump it full of the brine you made , then drop it for the soak .
 

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Injecting it you are making ham? Or just flavoring it more? I have done them in muscle groups and had trouble with the football in dry curing getting full penetration. Wet cure and injection will help that.

Look up Daveomak hams and maybe pops brine and you'll need to rest them in the brine for a week to ten days and then smoke.
 

Hawging It

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Injecting it you are making ham? Or just flavoring it more? I have done them in muscle groups and had trouble with the football in dry curing getting full penetration. Wet cure and injection will help that.

Look up Daveomak hams and maybe pops brine and you'll need to rest them in the brine for a week to ten days and then smoke.
Not making ham. Just wondering if injecting with something will add another flavor layer. Thanks for the imput
 

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If you inject with something else then soak in your brine , the two will migrate and mix together .
I inject lean beef roast with Tony C's injectables and fridge over night / 24 hours . Always good .
 

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Intriguing, I’m assuming you have deboned the hind quarter?

“Dump in black pepper and garlic salt with a dump of Tony's creole seasoning” No salt other than garlic salt and no Cure #1 so it’s not a brine but rather a “seasoning solution”? After smoking then you cut into smaller cuts for cooking/eating? Freeze the smaller cuts?
 

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Yup inject away I have used Moore's marinade. But you could use most any flavor marinade that suits your taste.

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Greetings all! I have smoked many through the years. It's time to start cranking them out again. I smoke for me and I also have hunting folks from around my community that bring me theirs from time to time to smoke. Here is my question. What about injecting one? Never done that. If so, anyone have any suggestions? Any and all comments much appreciated.

Here is my style
Small ice chest filled with Coca Cola
Dump in black pepper and garlic salt with a dump of Tony's creole seasoning
Make some slits in the hind quarter and insert garlic cloves and stalks of green onion
Make sure you have plenty of ice in the liquid to last overnight
Drop in the hind quarter in and let it swim for 24 hours.
Then smoke it like you stole it! Use you favorite sticks. I like hickory or pecan and mix it sometimes. Any quality smoking wood will work.
I’ve tried injecting a deer ham. Doesn’t hold very well. Venison is very lean.
 

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I use pops brine to cure mine, comes out great if your looking for a hammy product.
 

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Greetings all! I have smoked many through the years. It's time to start cranking them out again. I smoke for me and I also have hunting folks from around my community that bring me theirs from time to time to smoke. Here is my question. What about injecting one? Never done that. If so, anyone have any suggestions? Any and all comments much appreciated.

Here is my style
Small ice chest filled with Coca Cola
Dump in black pepper and garlic salt with a dump of Tony's creole seasoning
Make some slits in the hind quarter and insert garlic cloves and stalks of green onion
Make sure you have plenty of ice in the liquid to last overnight
Drop in the hind quarter in and let it swim for 24 hours.
Then smoke it like you stole it! Use you favorite sticks. I like hickory or pecan and mix it sometimes. Any quality smoking wood will work.

I like to break my Hind Quarters into 3 pieces, so bacteria can't get into where the bone was removed.
Then I Dry Cure it with TQ.
It's all shown in the Step by Step Below:

Bear

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Smoked Venison Dried Beef
 

Hawging It

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Intriguing, I’m assuming you have deboned the hind quarter?

“Dump in black pepper and garlic salt with a dump of Tony's creole seasoning” No salt other than garlic salt and no Cure #1 so it’s not a brine but rather a “seasoning solution”? After smoking then you cut into smaller cuts for cooking/eating? Freeze the smaller cuts?
No sir. Bone in hind quarter
 

Hawging It

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Yup inject away I have used Moore's marinade. But you could use most any flavor marinade that suits your taste.

Warren
I used Moore's before to marinate a steak. Really good stuff. Good idea. Thanks
 

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Thank you. I smoke em whole with the bone in
Why I do them in 3 pieces
Before I could smoke my own, we used to get all of our Deer Hinds turned into Dried Beef, by a Well-Known processor. He did a huge amount of them, and he cured & smoked the hinds in one piece. So the one year I got mine back & it was really Stinky!!
He told me the Brine didn't get into the area where the bone was removed, and that caused it to go bad. So from that day forward I broke mine down into 3 pieces, before I took them to him, so there was no place for bacteria to hide. He used to bitch about it, because he said it was a PITA to do 3 pieces instead of one. However I told him "That's tuff Shoot, I don't want any more spoiled Dried Beef".
Then when I learned how to cure & smoke them myself, 10 years ago, I just kept breaking them down into 3 pieces.

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I brine with a cup of kosher salt and a cup of brown sugar to a gallon of water and whatever else you like to add in. Double or triple the amount of brine if you need to to cover the quarter in a brining pail or cooler. I inject some brine deep into the quarter as it's a pretty thick item on the bone. Soak for 24 hours then pat dry and brush with oil or softened butter or mustard or lard or bacon grease (you get the idea-coat it with something to make the rub stick) . I then put my rub on, whatever you like, I use a rub that's a little heavy on black pepper and has a few tablespoons of ground coffee in it. Crushed juniper berries can be a really nice flavor for venison, too. Smoke at 225 until 150 inside. I like apple best for venison but whatever you like will be good but I'd stay away from anything heavy like hickory or mesquite. Slice and serve. A nice mushroom gravy or apple cider gravy works really well.
Wild Game Rub
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 ground black pepper
1/4 cup paprika (sweet not smoked)
2 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS dried thyme
2 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS onion powder
1-2 TBS ground coffee
Optional: 1 TBS Juniper berries - crushed and minced.
 
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Hawging It

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I brine with a cup of kosher salt and a cup of brown sugar to a gallon of water and whatever else you like to add in. Double or triple the amount of bring if you need to to cover the quarter in a brining pail or cooler. I inject some brine deep into the quarter as it's a pretty thick item on the bone. Soak for 24 hours then pat dry and brush with oil or softened butter or mustard or lard or bacon grease (you get the idea-coat it with something to make the rub stick) . I then put my rub on, whatever you like, I use a rub that's a little heavy on black pepper and has a few tablespoons of ground coffee in it. Crushed juniper berries can be a really nice flavor for venison, too. Smoke at 225 until 150 inside. I like apple best for venison but whatever you like will be good but I'd stay away from anything heavy like hickory or mesquite. Slice and serve. A nice mushroom gravy or apple cider gravy works really well.
Wild Game Rub
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 ground black pepper
1/4 cup paprika (sweet not smoked)
2 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS dried thyme
2 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS onion powder
1-2 TBS ground coffee
Optional: 1 TBS Juniper berries - crushed and minced.
Wow that’s sounds great. I will be doing this for sure. Thank you!
 

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