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Roast Beef need help

EggHeadinFloridaEggHeadinFlorida Posts: 428
edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
I'm looking to cook a roast beef for dinner tonight. I look at a few ideas here and I'm a little confused. Some people say cook it low until the internal Hitzel hundred 25° other say cook it at 450 to 500° until the internal hits 125° Obviously these are indirect cooks. Which method should I use I'm probably going to go with a 4 pound piece of me also what is the estimate cook time for either methods listed above
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  • What kind of roast are you using?  High fat content roasts you would go low and slow, like a chuck or an arm roast.  If you have a Eye roast or something of the sort that has very minimal fat you would go with the faster method. Obviously cook times will vary depending on size of meat and technique to cook used.  What result are you looking for?  Slices or pulled pork consistency?
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
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  • 4 pound Eye roast and the result I'm looking for is to be able to slice it
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  • I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • Tj's method works very well if you have two grills. For what we call Baron of beef or eye of round, a CI skillet sear using gasser side burner to sear than finish to desired IT on the egg, low and slow. The CI skillet has enough to deglaze and create a fond. 
    Similarly, you can roast low and slow allowing meat to take some smoke, then reverse sear either on the egg or in a CI skillet. To me the skillet is hotter, easier to control the cook and forms the basis for some gravy. 
    Slice very thin across the grain for best texture. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Came out awesome!
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,600
    edited December 2013
    Glad to hear that it came out good, what did you end up doing?  Looks great!
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • Looks great
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