Smoking Deer.

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by mavadakin, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    I Have Little Experience In Smoking Deer.. I Know There Are Post Out There.. But Im Looking For Buddies From Work ..processing At This Much Meat..what Do I Ask For .what Will I Expect...i Do Not Hunt I Am Green To This...but With This Forum I Believe I Can Help Them Alot....lets Hear From Smf..smoking Deer Meat ..and How To Do..and What To Look For In Processing...i Dont .. Do They Make Steaks Or Do They Make Roasts?????? Lost Here ..mike
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just smoked some last weekend. Biggest thing to watch for and becareful of is that you don't dry it out. This is very lean meat so it will dry out quickly. I marinated the meat over night then injected it and rubbed it. This is what some looked like...

    This is a finished roast. This came from the hind quarter. I actually got two big roast from this. You can also cut steaks from this piece.
    I do have some front shoulder but this is generally the tuffest piece of meat. I use it to make stew meat, jerky or something else. The loins both are always god anyway you choose.
  4. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the rear roasts and loins the most..... I leave the loin (strip, back strap...what ever you want to call it) whole.... some folks roast or steak them out.... Deer is a much leaner animal than beef.... Usually very little fat..... Gramason just did a roast wrapped in bacon that was out of this world!!
  5. ds7662

    We are going to have a go with 2 front shoulders this weekend.Shoulders weigh about 5-6lb each. Will marinate prior to the smoke but was wondering what you injected them with ?
    Sounds like a great idea.

    Also notice you guys talk of 'rub', what is it made from ? I realise its sold commercially but wondered if I could make some up..
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Check out the link in my post above Kiwi.
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome roast ds7662!

    My favorite way to cook a large hunk of venison is to soak it in milk overnight, rub with evoo, season with cracked black pepper and kosher salt......wrap in wet burlap and bury it in an underground oven overnight.

    It's so moist and just falls off the bone.[​IMG]
  8. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Kiwi you can make your own rub or buy a commercial one. Finding a recipe for a rub is not hard look around a bit. Also like cowgirl said you may want to coat it with yellow mustard or evoo to help the rub stick.
    I used a commercial injection sauce that was butter/garlic.
    Cooked it to 160* and then removed and wrapped it.

    Thanks for the compliment cowgirl[​IMG]

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