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Damn True
08-15-2013, 03:27 PM
I don't want to get too far ahead of myself as deer season in the areas I hunt is still a way off but......

Has anyone ever smoked venison ribs? A shoulder?

08-15-2013, 03:30 PM
My brother has done it a couple of times with whitetail, if I remember correctly there wasn't a lot of meat on the bones (ribs) to make the cook worth while. I will ask him.

Smokin' D
08-15-2013, 03:52 PM
A friend gave me a couple of the hind quarters to do up. came out pretty good too. I marinated them in a store bought product for wild meats, forget the name though. Salt and pepper rub and cooked indirect at 325°or so on the kettle. Once the internal temp was 125°, seared both sides for a couple minutes. Oh yeah, while it was indirect, there was some bacon draped over the top.

Here are a couple pics.

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o101/RabNab/PB060365.jpg (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/RabNab/media/PB060365.jpg.html)

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o101/RabNab/PB060370.jpg (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/RabNab/media/PB060370.jpg.html)

The wife even liked it!

08-15-2013, 04:42 PM
I smoke deer loins just like Heavy D does his hind quarters and there Awsome too

Team DD
08-15-2013, 04:45 PM
Check out the recipe Big Bob Gibson has on Vension with White BBQ Sauce. It is very good.

08-15-2013, 05:08 PM
Smoking those spare ribs from a deer is simpler than butchering the meat off to grind. I always foil after I have added a bit of smoke. They are lean and will dry out instead of turning tender. Although I remember making jerky once many moons ago. It was unintentional..

08-15-2013, 05:11 PM
I smoke the ribs but use them in soup or beans after.....very little meat. I grind my shoulders for sausage and smoke the hind quarters or cut into steaks. Sometimes there will be some jerky get run through the smoker also. Bambi is always a welcome sight around here.....