tough cuts of meat

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tjw in kans, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    do tough cuts like an arm roast or chuck roast come out tender in a mes or do they need to be crock potted after they have been smoked? thanks.
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    well.....a brisket is a tough cut of meat............but after bout 16 hours of low and slow, its as tender as a old maids love............

    lots of folks here, do low and slow on those cuts of meat............then pull or slice
  3. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cooking it in the MES will do wonders for those pieces of meat. The smoking process...low and slow is basiclly doing what your crock pot would.
    Try one of those roast out and see.
  4. jerkyaddict

    jerkyaddict Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    tjw cant help ya with the mes , but ihave done some chuck roast in the verticle brinkmann using the water pan and it came out fine . it wasnt butter tender but it wasnt tuff at all
  5. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    After watching all the yanks pull chuck roast, I gave it a try.

    I smoked a chuck that fell apart nicely. Bought like pulling a point(if ya do it right).
  6. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    thanks for the quick responses guys. WALKING DUDE, i see from your profile we are from the same generation. remember when the old tough brisket was under 49 cents a pound instead of 3.49 and ham hocks were free or 20 cents a pound, instead of 2.29. go imagine, guess the popularity of the diy smokers contibuted to the price increases for what used to be considered mostly scrap. parents had the old smoke shed on the farm when i was very young.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Who you callin a yank?? [​IMG]
  8. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    Flash, your Q looks like a fellow could hurt himself w it.....great!

    While I am in the presence of masters, a question: I can make great brisket, what must I do to do equally well w some of the cheaper roasts? Mine always come out tasting like a roast that someone tried to cook like a brisket!
  9. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    flash, thats lookin real tasty!

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