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Smoking a Venison Hind Quarter While Passed Out. (pics)



So, one of my contributions to my family's Easter potluck was a smoked deer ham/hindquarter/ass. A well smoked deer ham is a thing of beauty IMO. Usually my technique involves putting the thing on mid-morning, drinking beer and tending to it, then feasting on it that evening. Having a 12:30 pm Easter lunch timeframe with church and all caused me to deviate from my usual method. Anyway, here goes:

Start with a cleaned, trimmed deer ham:


Inject or brine it. Both will achieve the same thing. This go round I went with injecting. Butter, apple juice, and a little beef stock.


Then plug it with a bunch of garlic. I had just started plugging when I took this.


Rub it down. Rub=
chili powder
brown sugar
garlic powder
onion powder
cayenne
paprika
kosher salt
olive oil
Minced garlic


Layer the bottom in bacon. I cut up a lemon and some jalapenos and added for the hell of it. (Helpful note: Do not attempt to take a picture with rub on your hands. You will drop your camera and cause a permanent dark spot to appear on all further pictures)


Encase the bastad in bacon and it's ready:


Problem is it's 4:00pm on a Saturday and I can't cook it yet. I'm trying to time it to be still warm at noon on the following day. I even made a thread asking if I could smoke it and reheat it. The resounding answer was no. So I go ahead and get my fire makings ready to go in ol' Bessie. Then head to a local crawfish boil/guitar pickin. Now all I've got to do is stay coherent/vertical enough to light the fire whenever I get home.


Fast forward 8 hours. It's 12:00 am. Apparently I do indeed remember to light the fire. And put the deer arse on. This is all real fuzzy.





Fast forward 8 hours. It's 8:00 am. I get a cup of coffee down and go outside to check the progress. Here's what I see:


My initial emotions. Ol Bessie had charred the shite out of it.

But upon further review, it was just the bacon that was charred. Once removed this is what I had:


Not too bad. Developed a nice smoke ring and retained a ton of moisture.






Made my Prime Rib horseradish sauce to go with. It was a hit. Despite there being 4 metric tons of food there, my deer arse got all but wiped out. I love it when a plan comes together.








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(Helpful note: Do not attempt to take a picture with rub on your hands. You will drop your camera and cause a permanent dark spot to appear on all further pictures)


Sorry, that sucks.


You're right, that picture of it all black looks scary. The meat looks right tasty though. IWEI. Nice picture thread.

Final score: A






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Looks great, that bacon saved your butt...





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re: Smoking a Venison Hind Quarter While Passed Out. (pics)


Awesome





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Thanks Wink


quote:

Looks great, that bacon saved your butt...



Indeed it did. That's what it was there for.






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re: Smoking a Venison Hind Quarter While Passed Out. (pics)


Bacon....to save the butt.


Hmmm, I'm gonna try this.

9.99 / 10






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I love it when a plan comes together.


Shouldn't that be passes out?






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Shouldn't that be passes out?



That was the plan, Stan.






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quote:

Prime Rib horseradish sauce


Need recipe please.


Yes, many times, the bacon is just destroyed while the meat under is perfect. has happened with my duck breast thing.


I had the same problem as you in the sence that I was assigned the meat for Sunday lunch. I knew I'd be 0.27 % by the time I needed to start cooking. I had pork butts, so I did not have nearly as difficult of a task as you.

Smoked for 4 hours. Foiled and into the oven at 180 all night. Checked temp when I woke. Bumped up to 255 for the morning. Came back from Mass and they were perfect.






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When I saw this




I was like


Nice save though BALLS






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quote:

Passed Out

No doubt there was some old charter involved.






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re: Smoking a Venison Hind Quarter While Passed Out. (pics)


holy shite that pic of the burned bacon looked bad, glad it came out good





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quote:

Need recipe please.



I use Alton Brown's, but add some fresh lemon juice, some cayenne and more cracked black pepper than he uses:

1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup grated fresh horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions


Place all of the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to meld. Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks






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Looks great! Bacon truly saved your arse

That burnt pic wasn't what I expected and I instantly felt bad for you but then was relieved. Nice save.






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Bookmarked. Thanks!





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holy shite that pic of the burned bacon looked bad,



It did. I almost left it on there and hauled arse in search of a last minute rib roast. It was just the bacon though.






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Nice pics and even better story. I could easily see this happening to me so I was laughing my arse off.





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The smoke ring and pink coloration around the edges is a very nice touch.





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I could easily see this happening to me

I think we've all been there!






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I assume that none of your northern podhuhs came to your aid in the drinking of the bourbon?





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