Arm Roast wood selection

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smoke signal, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. smoke signal

    smoke signal Fire Starter

    Have a new, seasoned Masterbuilt electric smoker and ready to break it in. I've selected an arm roast, a dry rub of paprika, black pepper, salt, mustard seed, nutmeg, garlic, allspice, sugar, ginger, thyme, sage, red pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla bean. The only thing I'm stuck on is the wood selection. My wife doesn't like a strong smoke flavor but I want to know its been smoked. I was thinking Pecan but wasn't sure if there was a better option. The meat is still thawing in the fridge so I have time to get some input.
     
  2. goinforbroke

    goinforbroke Smoke Blower

    apple is pretty mild.. and may complement the spices you're working with there well.
     
  3. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    What's an arm roast?

    Apple is mild as well and cherry IMO.

    Good Luck

    Remember "No pics it didn't happen"
     
  4. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    pecan 100% bud
     
  5. goinforbroke

    goinforbroke Smoke Blower

    probably a picnic roast.
     
  6. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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  7. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Pecan is a great flavor wood. Goes well with just about anything and isn't too strong....especially for beef chuck.....which is where the arm roast comes from.
     
  8. smoke signal

    smoke signal Fire Starter

    Mesa Dave, it's a cut from the chuck, in the forequarter also known as a blade. Typically slow roasted, stewed, or ground.
     
  9. smoke signal

    smoke signal Fire Starter

    :yahoo:
    Turned out nice with Pecan. Added some stuffed cherry peppers for the last half hour.
     
  10. smoke signal

    smoke signal Fire Starter

    Served pulled for Sammie's.
     
  11. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks real nice, Smoke. Interesting cut of beef for smoking. Might try it some day. Prime Rib for today.
     

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