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Old 09-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Help please!!,
Need some help- smoking a flat this weekend and was wondering the best approach. Do I inject or not? How long does it usually take at 250? I do not want a dry flat to come out of the smoker. Any help would be nice.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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Injecting will not make the difference between dry or not. Cooking until it has sufficiently broken down along with the amount of marbling in the meat will do that. I would count on 1 to 1.5 hours per pound, but that will vary depending on the meat. You can spread that up and help with moisture if you wrap when you get the color you want. I don't like to wrap personally, but I also rarely cook just flats.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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HERE is my cook from earlier this week. Hope it helps you out.
Give yourself at least 2-3hrs longer than you plan.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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Injecting is for taste-- run it till it's tender - Dry is undercooked- lay Bacon Strips over top (probally don't help but it'll make u feel better and u get to eat the bacon )

One of these is a Flat

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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What size flat? probally 4-6 hrs.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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Great ideas.. I think I will try the bacon on top since it looks pretty lean to me. This is a great forum!
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