Originally Posted by Patrice
I have a buffalo tongue in the freezer waiting for me. If I get it right, you do not remove the skin before smoking it? I was thinking of simmering it for 2-3 hours as I would do if I was not smoking it and then remove the skin. With the skin removed, I would have put it in the kettle for some smoke.
I think that sounds like an excellent plan, Patrice. The skin helps hold in moisture while cooking so if you're going to smoke it after removing the skin you may want to consider a mild brine soaking.
If you can get your kettle low and slow enough, you could wrap the skinned tongue in foil with some apple juice or beef stock after a couple hours since it won't take much smoke after that - and continue to cook until tender.
Let us know how it turns out -
And thanks for the idea!