First smoke..

Discussion in 'Beef' started by grandmasterred1, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. I finally got the bugs worked out of the rig i've been working on the last few weeks and decided to give it a try..

    I wanted to do something basic the first time so incase i messed up i wouldn't feel too bad.. So i grabbed some sams club steaks out of the deep freezer, let them thaw in the fridge for a day or so and got to work.

    they were marinaded in Soy sauce for a while, then rubbed down in Old Bay, some pepper and cajun spices.. after i got the smoker to around 220F or so they were tossed on..

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    after about an hour

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    Flipped at 2 hrs

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    right around the 3 hr mark they reached about 165F internal so they got pulled, cooled and quickly eatn..

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    I still need to work on temp controll and maybe brushing them with something to keep them a little more moist but overall it went pretty good. I used soaked hickory wood chips in a cast iron box.




    I think something bigger and better is in order for next time, maybe some ribs.. [​IMG]

    Any tips/tricks are much appreciated.


    thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking good!! Try a spritz of apple juice and water. Keeps it moist.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  4. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    You might try pulling them out at 135-140. They'll still be quite moist. Looks pretty good, though.
     
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave, nice work on those steaks. I use a mop made of 1 stick of butter, juice from 1/2 lemon, and add worchestire sauce until it turns a nice rich brown color. Nice flavor, have used it on my brisket smoke as well.
     
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dunno man, those steaks looked pretty darn good to me! Maybe a half dozen jalapenos or poblanos thrown in during the last hour could have added to it, but your dinner looked fine as is...

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  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me, just keep on smokin' and you'll feel right at home in the very near future.
     
  8. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good from here.
     
  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good. in addition to the spritz's mentioned. try a pat of butterwhen on last side. great lookin steaks and great qview!!!
     

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