Gonna try smoking an eye roast.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by grillreapa, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Hey everyone! I hope you're all well today. I have a 2.5lb eye roast that I injected last night with a broth/seasoning/melted butter blend. Chilled overnight and this am I'll dry rub and later on throw in the smoker. Since the long grain and leanness of the meat resemble a brisket, I plan to treat it similar. It's a test exercise, lol.

    I'll post some pics in a bit when I get it started. Not sure what I want to smoke over... On hand I have mesquite, hickory, pecan, cherry, apple, peach and can scare up some maple and possibly oak. Any suggestions?


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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eye roast is very lean I suggest med rare medium max, pecan and cherry mixture are my fave for smoking!
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep As mentioned don't overlook it or you'll have shoe leather. I also vote for cherry/pecan or cherry/kiawe. These roasts also don't take long so for more smoke I try and keep the smoker running around 180-200. We like our roasts medium rare and usually take the roast to 130-135 IT. Make sure and rest the roast 30-45 minutes foiled before slicing.

    I'd also recommend making a batch of this:

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    Rubbed and ready... then after about an hour or so on pecan and cherry, since those were suggested and I had on hand :)

    Since I have little control over pit temp on this thing (is why I wanna build my own) it ran a little high at 280° but dropped to about 230° after a half hr or so... Took the temp to about 125-130° then foil wrapped to finish up to 155°.

    It's resting in the cooler now. I'll keep y'all posted with the results. Hoping the injection helped with tenderness and flavor, not too concerned with it being a little tough because I'll cut it thin across the grain and make some gravy to have with.

    Sides I did foil wrapped baked taters which have been slow roasting all day in with the meat, and we'll prolly just have green beans cuz I'm beat lol.

    Fingers crossed!!

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well how did it turn out?


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