top round to pulling temp?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by guvna, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    hi all,
    i've got a prime top round that's about 3 lbs. and i was thinking of taking it to 200* along with a couple racks of spares tomorrow. do you think it'll get too dry? i could foil it, maybe... or, do some sort of 4-2-1? the ribs will not be foiled. oh, and i'm doing dutch's beans for the first time too!

    has anyone taken a piece of lean meat to pulling?
  2. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lean cuts of meat do not lend themselves well to pulling. I would pull it at 155. Wrap it tight and let it sit for at least an hour.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Thats a very lean piece to try to take to that temp
  4. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    what do you think i should with it (besides the obvious roast beef)? i was also thinking of cutting it into 3/4 inch strips and marinading/smoke etc. has anyone done that?
  5. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The only thing I've done with that cut of meat is make roast beef and slice for sandwiches and sliced it up for jerky. I'm sure there are other things to do with it. You might take it to about 135 or so..... slice it about half an inch... put some good steak marinade on it and sear it on the grill at a really hot temp. Let us know what you end up doing.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with those to up there.

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