Elk Roast?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by smokemdano, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Wanting to see if anyone has ever smoked an Elk roast? I'v got a friend who has about a 10lb elk roast and has asked if I could smoke it...I think I can, just don't know about time/temp, etc.  I use a vertical propane smoker..Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    If it were mine I would put my favorite rub on it and wrap and put it in the frig overnight then put it in the smoker at 235* until the IT reached 150* then take it out and wrap it in foil and let it rest for a couple of hrs. then slice it up...
  3. You can smoke it but don't overcook it due to it being so lean. I smoked. They will dry out very quickly. I smoked a bacon wrapped venison tenderloin, but got to talking and overcooked it. Not bad just too well done for our taste.

    I did a quick search for you to check out: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/search.php?search=elk+roast
  4. Yep, the bacon always helps to keep it from drying out.  Thanks for the info. looking forward to getting it on the smoker soon!
  5. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    The bacon wrap is a good idea.  Bacon is always a good idea.

    Sounds like you know this pretty well, but you've got to monitor your cooking temps pretty closely.  Elk is very easy to dry out.  

    Enjoy.  I spent last night sighting in my new elk rifle for the hunt.  I've got a cow tag and a spike tag.  The hunt opens in a few weeks.  Can't wait.

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