Butchers Twine on a Sirloin Tip Roast

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bignick, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I am planning to smoke a butt Sunday.  I saw this sirloin tip roast (which I've never done) and thought I'd give my butt some company.  (insert dirty joke here).

    My question:  does this butcher's twine serve a purpose, or do they just try to pretty it up?  Should I cut it off?

  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it compacts the muscle into a uniform shape so it will cook more evenly.....leave it on during the cook.
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Leave it on.  If you take it off, you will see something awful and very difficult to cook.

    Good luck and good smoking!
  4. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    That makes sense now.  Thanks for clearing that up.  I'm a first timer with this cut.  Can't wait to try it out.  Now I've realized I need a slicer.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea Man, Slicer, we gotta have our toys!
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Rare to Med and sliced thin oh my what great sandwich meat I hope ya have a great smoke
  7. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    We will be waiting on the qviews !!
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How high are you planning on taking it for your finishing internal temp?
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing the finished smoke. It should taste awesome
  10. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I plan on pulling the beef around 135* IT.  Here it is soaking up a beef rub that I found on this forum.  I brushed a very light coat of spicy deli mustard for the rub to stick to.  I am out of the plain yellow, so what the heck.


    Here is the butt getting all happy.  I am also out of plastic wrap, so I had to dig out some big bowls with tops.


    I've got a new take on ABTs that I'll post another thread on...I'll put the beef Qview here later...
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good so far.

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