First Beef Roast

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jackhass, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. jackhass

    jackhass Newbie

    I'm smoking a beef roast for the first time. What is the beat temp and amount of time to smoke the roast. I plan on using hickory, unless someone has a better suggestion.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What cut is ? We need to know that or we can't help you.
     
  3. jackhass

    jackhass Newbie

    The package just says beef roast. I didn't buy it, it was giving to me by the church. They are pretty bleak about packaging actual cut types.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can you post a photo of the roast?
     
  5. jackhass

    jackhass Newbie

    It won't upload, sorry
     
  6. jackhass

    jackhass Newbie

    Can you give a rough temp and time
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well if it's like a chuck roast with lots of marbled fat you want to take the roast to an internal temp around 200 and cook it low and slow. Smoker set to 225-250. That can take most of a day to cook. These roasts are for pulling not so much for slicing.

    If it's a lean roast like top, bottom, or eye round you want to cook it however you like steak (rare, med-rare, medium, well). Rare being 125, med-rare 130-135, medium 140, well anything past that. Because these are lean roasts and you are cooking to lower temps they cook faster. I like to run my smoker at lower temps 180-200 to get more smoking time. These roast to get to an IT of 130-135 usually take 2-3 hours. They need to rest for 30-45 minutes wrapped in foil prior to slicing.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015
  8. jackhass

    jackhass Newbie

    Thank you! I believe it's a chuck roast. It has a lot of fat.
     
  9. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I got great advice on this forum about Chuck Roast  I smoke for 2 to 3 hrs put it in a pan dump a can of Dr Pepper in cover and put in the oven at 210 for about 4hrs
     

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