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Luv2smoke
06-27-2010, 11:10 AM
I'm a little surprised that my first ever post to this forum (not counting my hello post) is coming in the Wild Game section. I've smoked a lot of things but never anything wild until yesterday.
I actually had not planned on cooking this weekend. I had a big bbq party last weekend and did 2 Briskets and thought I'd take it easy and let my wife handle the food this weekend.
My father called me on Thursday though asking me if I'd like a Moose Roast. His friend had just given him a bunch of moose, and I had brought him some leftover Brisket over on Fathers day last week, so to return the favor he said he'd drop off a roast.
I had no idea how to smoke this. I tried to do some research on the internet and found a couple references, but mostly found info on Elk.
Of the two examples I did find, one person said to bring it up to 190 and it would pull like pork. The other said not to take it above 165 or it would be dry.
So I decided to wing it.

Saturday morning:
5:00am - Took roast out of bag. The bag was marked "Moose - Sirloin Tip"
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I could see right off the bat that there was barely an ounce of fat on this thing, so I decided the cooking to 190 was a bad idea. I didn't think for a second that it would pull like pork.
Rubbed with Green Egg Pecan seasoning and a bit of extra pepper.
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Into a ziplock bag with a lot of Olive Oil to sit for a few hours. I would have liked to do this the day before but the roast was still not thawed on Friday.
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9Am - Prepare smoker and crack 1st beer. Todays available beer supply: 23
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11:00am - Remove moose from fridge. Added more rub and wrapped in bacon (I found many people did this for Elk roasts)
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12:30pm - Smoker up to 225. Roast on! Smoking with a mix of Applewood, Hickory and Charcoal
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1:30pm - After 1 hour....
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2:30pm - Decided to foil roast. Added more bacon and topped with a pineapple slice!
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6:00pm - Removed from smoker at 165 to rest foiled for an hour.

7:00pm - Ready to cut. I held my breath when a made the first slice!
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Served with baby potatoes, corn on the cob and asparagus (which I don't care for but my
wife loves it!
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The roast was great! Very tender/juicy and the apple wood gave it a great flavor. Would
definately do one again!
Final beer inventory count: 6. My wife claims to have had only 4.
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Mark

Vermin99
06-27-2010, 12:14 PM
Nice looking roast!!!!!

PigCicles
06-27-2010, 12:35 PM
I'll take the last 6 and a plate of some fine looking grub. Shoot that looks GREAT! I'm starvin - thanks for sharing your moose with us :thumbs up:

O B City
06-27-2010, 01:04 PM
I love that you inventory the beer before and after.

Q: What does it take to smoke Moose roast?
A: 13 Beers

Joneser
06-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Excellent! Looks really good.

SmokyOkie
06-27-2010, 02:34 PM
Looks great to me. I have had moose steaks, but never roast. Looks like you handled it well.:msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
06-27-2010, 02:35 PM
Looks like you could use a wireless remote thermo or two.

Those glass dials get kinda hard to read with smoke on them, huh?

peculiarmike
06-28-2010, 12:55 AM
Well, you can claim a first at The Joint! First moose cook I've seen. :D
That hunka moose looks like good eats, I'd like a slice. :1987_food:
I'd go more than one spear of asparagus also.
Great job!

BYBBQ
06-28-2010, 05:20 AM
Nice job on the cook!! That roast looks great.:thumbs up:

Primo
06-28-2010, 05:34 AM
U can send me some ups of course .loves me some moose roast .havent had it in yrs though .Yours does look real good .:thumbs up:

Luv2smoke
06-28-2010, 06:39 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies. We had a bit of the leftovers on Sunday in a "Moose" pizza. It was great as well!


I love that you inventory the beer before and after.

Q: What does it take to smoke Moose roast?
A: 13 Beers

-Yes - I almost have my own timing system down pat.

Wife: Honey how long til supper?
Me: 2 beers

Wife: Honey when are you coming to bed?
Me: 4 beers


Looks like you could use a wireless remote thermo or two.

Those glass dials get kinda hard to read with smoke on them, huh?

-The worst thing is as they get smoky I have to look at them up close to see the temp, and dopey me never remembers to wait a second or two for the smoke to clear and I end up with a burst of smoke right in the eyes!

Mark

PigCicles
06-28-2010, 11:52 AM
I bet that beast would make some excellent shaved meat sammies. Kind of a French dip sorta thing. I'm still liking the looks of this one. Thanks for sharing it with us.

peculiarmike
06-28-2010, 04:23 PM
-The worst thing is as they get smoky I have to look at them up close to see the temp, and dopey me never remembers to wait a second or two for the smoke to clear and I end up with a burst of smoke right in the eyes!

Are you sure its the smoke???
I've seen times when things got "smoky" and I thought my eyes were going bad and it turned out to be the beer. :blushing: :D
Loooooong time ago though. :bandit:

Bubblehead
06-28-2010, 09:34 PM
I've never had moose but the one you did up sure looks delicious!

Toast
08-30-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the replies. We had a bit of the leftovers on Sunday in a "Moose" pizza. It was great as well!



-Yes - I almost have my own timing system down pat.

Wife: Honey how long til supper?
Me: 2 beers

Wife: Honey when are you coming to bed?
Me: 4 beers



-The worst thing is as they get smoky I have to look at them up close to see the temp, and dopey me never remembers to wait a second or two for the smoke to clear and I end up with a burst of smoke right in the eyes!

Mark

Mark,

I too am a beer timer guy. You definitely made the correct move up front by laying in extra liquid supplies when confronted with this "unknown" critter factor. I too have been thrust into this situation what with gators, possums, coons and such.

My times in Colorado eating Elk burger was not good. Way too lean. Master stoke of genius with the bacon rap I must say. That is one for the books.

Best Regards,
Mike

peculiarmike
08-31-2010, 07:22 AM
Speakin' of moose.................

Ever had moose turd pie???

(It's a "northern thing")

Chargrilled
08-31-2010, 09:18 AM
Speakin' of moose.................

Ever had moose turd pie???

(It's a "northern thing")

LOL, its a western thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Moose Turd Pie



The worst job I ever had was working for the Pacific Railroad, doing a thing called “gandy-dancing.” Now most of you know the railroad was built partially by Irish labour.
Well, back then the workers would use this long handled shovel, made by the Gandy Shovel Company of Great Neck New York. Well, they’d shove one end of the shovel under a railroad tie, and then run out to the other end of the shovel, when they could find it, and do a little jig on it, and they called it Gandy-dancin’. This would lift the tie up so they could shove gravel under it, which would level the roadbed, so when the train came along, it wouldn’t tip over, which would be a real drag for everyone.
Well, nowadays, they run three cars out on the rail: a bunk car, an equipment car, and a mess car. The only thing they don’t give you is a cook. The bosses figure you’ll find out who the best cook is, and use him.
Well, they were wrong. Y’see, they just find out who complains the loudest about the cooking, and he gets to be the cook. Well, that was me, see. Ol’ aligator mouth. That was the worst food I’d ever had, and I complained about it. Things like “dog bottom pie” and “pheasent sweat.” I thought it was garbage. So I complained.
And everyone said, “alright, you think you can do better? You’re the cook” Well, that made me mad, see? But I knew, that anyone who complained about my cooking, they were gonna have to cook.
Armed with that knowledge, I sallied forth, over the muddy river. I was walking along, and I saw just this hell of a big moose turd, I mean it was a real steamer!
So I said to myself, “Self, we’re going to make us some moose turd pie.” So I tipped that prairie pastry on it’s side, got my sh*t together, so to speak, and started rolling it down towards the cook car: flolump, flolump, flolump. I went in and made a big pie shell, and then I tipped that meadow muffin into it, laid strips of dough across it, and put a sprig of parsley on top.
It was beautiful, poetry on a plate, and I served it up for dessert.
Well, this big guy come into the mess car, I mean, he’s about 5 foot forty, and he sets himself down like a fool on a stool, picked up a fork and took a big bite of that moose turd pie.
Well he threw down his fork and he let out a bellow, “My God, that’s moose turd pie!”
“It’s good, though.”

Joneser
08-31-2010, 10:12 AM
LMAO! Crazy....

Toast
08-31-2010, 05:32 PM
Whoa! I know you guys can make anything taste good but WTF??? :D

Shiz-Nit
09-01-2010, 03:51 PM
That looks REAL good, hay how does it taste compaired to white tail deer or elk?

peculiarmike
09-01-2010, 09:36 PM
That looks REAL good, hay how does it taste compaired to white tail deer or elk?

Dunno.

It's good though.

peculiarmike
09-01-2010, 09:39 PM
LOL, its a western thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Moose Turd Pie



The worst job I ever had was working for the Pacific Railroad, doing a thing called “gandy-dancing.” Now most of you know the railroad was built partially by Irish labour.
Well, back then the workers would use this long handled shovel, made by the Gandy Shovel Company of Great Neck New York. Well, they’d shove one end of the shovel under a railroad tie, and then run out to the other end of the shovel, when they could find it, and do a little jig on it, and they called it Gandy-dancin’. This would lift the tie up so they could shove gravel under it, which would level the roadbed, so when the train came along, it wouldn’t tip over, which would be a real drag for everyone.
Well, nowadays, they run three cars out on the rail: a bunk car, an equipment car, and a mess car. The only thing they don’t give you is a cook. The bosses figure you’ll find out who the best cook is, and use him.
Well, they were wrong. Y’see, they just find out who complains the loudest about the cooking, and he gets to be the cook. Well, that was me, see. Ol’ aligator mouth. That was the worst food I’d ever had, and I complained about it. Things like “dog bottom pie” and “pheasent sweat.” I thought it was garbage. So I complained.
And everyone said, “alright, you think you can do better? You’re the cook” Well, that made me mad, see? But I knew, that anyone who complained about my cooking, they were gonna have to cook.
Armed with that knowledge, I sallied forth, over the muddy river. I was walking along, and I saw just this hell of a big moose turd, I mean it was a real steamer!
So I said to myself, “Self, we’re going to make us some moose turd pie.” So I tipped that prairie pastry on it’s side, got my sh*t together, so to speak, and started rolling it down towards the cook car: flolump, flolump, flolump. I went in and made a big pie shell, and then I tipped that meadow muffin into it, laid strips of dough across it, and put a sprig of parsley on top.
It was beautiful, poetry on a plate, and I served it up for dessert.
Well, this big guy come into the mess car, I mean, he’s about 5 foot forty, and he sets himself down like a fool on a stool, picked up a fork and took a big bite of that moose turd pie.
Well he threw down his fork and he let out a bellow, “My God, that’s moose turd pie!”
“It’s good, though.”


Well, the version I heard was Ole & Sven working in a logging camp up nort dere, ya know. Back when I lived in Minisoda. Equally as good.

Jane smacks me every time I say, "It's good though". :roflmaoha0:

cowgirl
09-02-2010, 01:30 PM
LOL Chargrilled... :roflmaoha0:



Mike..the moose looks great!!! :thumbs up: