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Discussion in 'Beef' started by twin rivers, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. twin rivers

    twin rivers Newbie

    Okay here's the deal ,I latched on to a prime chunk of tbone ,it weighs 20# or so, like the butcher could cut 20 or 30 steaks out of.I'm looking for any advice I can get ,I plan on smoking the whole thing !!! party this weekend!!
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That's a whopper!

    Way over my pay grade, but somebody should be able to help you.

    Any pics---I'd love to see that!---slurp!

    Congrats---you landed a beauty,

  3. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I would grill them all one at a time at 1.5 inches thick never smoked anything like this! 

    Very interesting project! Are you having guests to share this monster?
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  4. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    Is is a long loin or a short loin? To get a 20# t-bone that steer would have to weigh in at 3000#.
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I think you should cut it into steaks, thick steaks. That does seem to be quite large. If it came from some freak giant steer you might want to do it like A butt. Just my opinion. Though I would probably have it cut into 1.5 to 2 inch steaks and par smoke/grill. Wrapped around in Bacon of course and EVOO'd up. Maybe some fresh rosemary and garlic  from the garden. That would sure be good with Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans. Just my humble opinion of course. I just got A screaming good deal on A Ribeye and think that's what I will do with it. 
  6. Awesome hunk of beef, I have to admit , I have a fondness for T-Bone and Porterhouse. I would have to cut that into 2" steaks and grill it hot and fast. Set up a  charcoal grill with a hot side, about 700 degrees, and a cooler side, sear it a minute or two, 1/4 turn, a minute or two, flip it and do the same. Move it to the cooler side of grill and finish to your liking.

    I like mine rare, about 120-125 degrees. When you take it off grill, tent it with foil for about 5 to 10 minutes, and it will pick up about 5 degrees.

    Make sure you catch all the juice on the platter and poor it over the steak before serving.

    My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Tho I have never done it I think I would treat it like a Prime Rib and do it pretty much the same way if I was determined to smoke it. Or have it cut up into steaks and fire up the grill and use the smoker for ABT's some Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans and some Twice Smoked Taters. Either way keep it simple and let the meat speak for itself no rubs just a coat of EVOO salt, pepper, garlic and maybe some fresh rosemary
  8. twin rivers

    twin rivers Newbie

    I weighed it at 22# , measures 18" in length and 9" x 8" at the wide end and 7" x 8" at the narrow. sharpened up my knives and trimmed about 5# of fat off and removed the meat from the bone.looks like a tenderloin and a KC or ribeye.1\2 of each marinating and going on the smoker monday,bacon wraped and pecan wood,the bones are in the freezer awaiting a pot of pinto beans and green chiles
  9. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

  10. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    20 pounds... wow - that's pretty darn big. I would think that would take a seriously long time to cook. If you are dead set on smoking it I would cut it in half to cut down on the cook time. From there, rub it with your favorite beef rub and have at it. Just give it plenty of time. Is it actually prime grade?

    I would probably slice it into nice thick steaks and do a reverse sear.

    Have fun, lets see some pics.
  11. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I do a whole loin at Christmas.  About 12-14 lbs.  Smoke it slow.  Beautiful hunk o'meat.  It is really only 5" thick but 15' long and 8 wide.

    Smoke on....oh you already cut it up.

    Enjoy it then...any pics

    Just asking, this one time I had a 40 yea 40 lb piece of some kind of beef.  HUGE... smoked it all day and ate it before I remembered the camera.  Never found another piece like that one.  Oh well[​IMG]
  12. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yeah i think i can help you with that!  but we shouldnt do it on this forum,  whats your address?  ill be right there
  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke that little puppy to 135° for medium rare, let set for 30 min. before carving.  I wouldn't waste them bones on beans..get 'em hot on the grill and gnaw on 'em with some salt, pepper and garlic, plenty of good eatin' flavor in 'em!
  14. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm with Pops on that!!

    If it looks like a ribeye you had a whole rib roast.  Your avatar looks familiar?  Are those your fish hanging?