View Full Version : Decent cook for me coming up May 10th

04-30-2014, 11:44 AM
May 10 I have a small party of friends (50-80) that I am cooking for. They requested MD style pit beef and roasted vegetables. This will be the first cook (on my own) this year...I can't wait!:clap2:

04-30-2014, 11:52 AM
MD style???? Mogen David? Maryland? Tell us more...

04-30-2014, 12:29 PM
I love MD pit beef. Super hot and fast, rare to medium rare in the middle sliced thin for those of you wondering.

Big George's BBQ
04-30-2014, 02:28 PM
Sounds good Good Luck

04-30-2014, 04:10 PM
Maryland style

04-30-2014, 04:30 PM
I live in MD and don't don't know MD style - do elucidate!

04-30-2014, 05:19 PM
You'll knock it out of the park.

Eatin Smoke
04-30-2014, 06:51 PM
I'll be watching this one......was just thinking about attempting this myself. Good luck and please post pics.

04-30-2014, 06:54 PM
I just did pit beef on Sunday. I like to sear and then move to indirect to 135-140 and let rest. Good luck on the cook.

05-04-2014, 07:14 AM
The way my buddy taught me to do this years ago (15+) was to get a whole top round and cut it into smaller roasts somewhere around 5# each. We use two 3/8" stainless steel skewers through the roast, 15# to a skewer set. Then cook it over charcoal in a pit. Our old pits were 280 gal oil tanks cut in half , cleaned and modified slightly. We used a mop sauce that was tomato, spice, vinegar, oil based and mopped it on as it cooked. Nice bark and because they were on skewers, you got well done to rare as they cooked. We sliced it to order.
Now a days, I use a similar mop sauce and I also marinate the roasts in the mop sauce over night for a little more flavor. That means I use two batches of it. The old pits are at a site 45 minutes from me so I am using my Meadowcreek PR 60 probably just on the rack, mainly because I am short on skewers and don't have time to run down and pick them up next week. I know down Baltimore way, they do not use skewers (at least where I went last). Of course, they did not use a mop sauce either, they used basically what I use on Brisket (salt pepper onion powder and garlic powder) which is good too. I hope to have some pron after next weekend...