Smoking whole deer

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by shaggy smokes, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. shaggy smokes

    shaggy smokes Smoke Blower

    Anyone smoked a whole deer like a pig before
  2. I have not but I'm in. Let us know how it turns out. Really excited to hear about it!
  3. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    While I've never actually smoked one, I have several times roasted one on a spit.

    I added a pork fat back inside the cavity as well as stuffed it with baby potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms. I used SS welding wire to sew up the cavity. (I think the wire was from a tig welder. Can't remember, got roll from a buddy). I also basted the deer frequently with a mixture of Italian dressing & butter. I injected the same mixture throughout the deer also.

    They always come out excellent.
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    That sounds amazing!

    As for smoking one, that sounds like a big undertaking. It would be hard to keep things from drying out. I would be worried about the shoulders getting overdone before the hams are cooked. 

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