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Old 06-16-2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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Over-smoked meat

just got back from family reunion with two large bag of mixed smoked meat.

man, my cousin went a little wild. This meat tastes like it was smoked over railroad ties or something!

is there any way to get the Heavy smoke flavor off the meat?

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Old 06-16-2019, 10:06 AM   #2
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“They” say the smoke only penetrates a little below the surface. I guess you could trim off some of the surface meat/peel any sausages, etc.

Not sure how effective that would be.

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Old 06-16-2019, 11:17 AM   #3
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Agree with Andy. Trim off the outside.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:30 PM   #4
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Trim off the surface, and use as an ingredient, in a long cooked soup, or something like that. You don't want to waste it!
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:08 AM   #5
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What wood was used and was it dry? Using "Green" wood or evergreen wood can create that creosote like taste. Mesquite can also produce a very harsh taste if used for smoking.

Generally wood smoke only penetrates a fraction of an inch and stops any penetration after about a couple of hours when the bark is usually complete with low and slow. Some who do hot and fast find the smoke penetration ends sooner than that.

As suggested, trimming the outer layer is the only solution at this point.
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