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Postby HDRider » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:02 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:I seen on youtube where they aged a piece cant remember the piece but for 45 days I bet that thing was good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x34rnT10EXo
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:44 pm

HDRider wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:I seen on youtube where they aged a piece cant remember the piece but for 45 days I bet that thing was good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x34rnT10EXo


Nice video.. Not exact one but same difference
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Postby Red Bull Breeder » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 pm

I have done it. Take a while and a lot of wood.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:54 pm

Red Bull Breeder wrote:I have done it. Take a while and a lot of wood.


What technique did you use?
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Postby Red Bull Breeder » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:04 am

Whole steer on a spit. Used half a 250 gallon propane tank for the pit. Made the spit out of a piece of pipe. Used hickory wood for lots of coals. You need the fire going well in advance so you are cooking on coals.
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Postby HDRider » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:24 am

Red Bull Breeder wrote:I have done it. Take a while and a lot of wood.

We need to have a big CT rendezvous and you can show us how it's done.

I have always wanted to do that.
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Re: Cooking a whole steer?????

Postby 101 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:41 am

I've cooked up to 600 # of beef in a pit if that would help ya, Always in roasts 10 -14#, never with a bone in, don't think I would do that with the way we do it, let know if you want info. Good luck 101
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Postby Bigfoot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:41 pm

101 wrote:I've cooked up to 600 # of beef in a pit if that would help ya, Always in roasts 10 -14#, never with a bone in, don't think I would do that with the way we do it, let know if you want info. Good luck 101


Making sure i'm following you. You cut everything in to roast bone out 10-14 pounds, and then smoked it like it was boston butts or shoulders? If so, that sounds like it would work.

I'm afraid people are committed to spit roasting this thing. It would be cool to do, I'm just afraid of a catastrophic failure.

If my math aint wrong, the carcass broke down in quarters works out to 80 pounds each. Four of us, could take a quarter, and cook it at our house, in whatever our prefered method was. I've got a cabinet smoker. I'd cook mine in that.
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Postby M-5 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:44 pm

I personally don't think it will be very good . In order to make it worth eating nothing will need to be cooked past med rare. You can not achieve that on a whole qtr. IMO. Its not like a whole hog that has the fat to keep it all moist as the thicker parts reach desired temp. I may be completely off base because ive never done it but my simple mind cant wrap around how you accomplish making it palatable.
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Postby HDRider » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:46 pm

M-5 wrote:I personally don't think it will be very good . In order to make it worth eating nothing will need to be cooked past med rare. You can not achieve that on a whole qtr. IMO. Its not like a whole hog that has the fat to keep it all moist as the thicker parts reach desired temp. I may be completely off base because ive never done it but my simple mind cant wrap around how you accomplish making it palatable.

I think you are right.
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Postby Red Bull Breeder » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:56 pm

You will have cuts that suit everone. Some will get cooked more that other. Just figure on a lot of time.
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Postby Bigfoot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:11 pm

M-5 wrote:I personally don't think it will be very good . In order to make it worth eating nothing will need to be cooked past med rare. You can not achieve that on a whole qtr. IMO. Its not like a whole hog that has the fat to keep it all moist as the thicker parts reach desired temp. I may be completely off base because ive never done it but my simple mind cant wrap around how you accomplish making it palatable.


Your probably right. The steer is a gift, so might as well go all in.
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Re: Cooking a whole steer?????

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:41 pm

Beef is my favorite food group. That said, if I was calling the shots on this feed, I'd trade the gifted calf for enough cash to buy a couple fat hogs and make the good Christian cowboy folk happy about dinner. If you do roast that calf, stay up front in the chow line and let us know how the loin is! May the Lord bless your gathering, no matter what's on the menu.
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Postby barnyard » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 am

I cooked a whole steer for my daughters wedding this past spring. It hung at 530lbs. Had local beef packing plant hang for10 days. We put it on a spit just like you would a hog, wrapped wire around it at 1-2" spacing, cooked it over wood, took 12.5
hours and came out great. I was very nervous as we were serving 300 people without a backup plan, but it could not have come out any better. Just make sure your help does not drink to much cause when its done is when you need all the help!!
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Re: Cooking a whole steer?????

Postby barnyard » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:11 am

We did not serve individual cuts, we cut and pulled it mixed it all up, the served is 3 ways, plain, barbeque sauce, and a mushroom sauce.
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