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Serving roast beef at a party. Transport/Slicing question

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SaltySam
SaltySam Posts: 887
I’m smoking a couple eye of round roasts for a work function on Friday.  Then plan is to slow roast them and slice it thin, alongside some tiger sauce/horseradish sauce.

The function is at noon.  I plan to cook the 4.5lb roasts that morning.  I’m guessing it’ll take a couple hours. 

Once done cooking, should I treat it like a brisket?  FTC, then slice it at work? 

Or should I let it rest, slice it at home and then transport it?  

I’ll likely cook it to an internal temp of about 130.  I worry if that won’t be hot enough to stay FTC’d for very long. I don’t want to serve tough, warm roast beef.  

Any tips? 

LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE

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  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,842
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    I do roast bit different, but for that, as @GrateEggspectations says , delay the slicing till there, it’s not that big …, my method is I would pre cook, quick chill, slice razor thin when cold, reheat right before transport ( add any jous ) into cameo or cooler, always a hit super moist and tender 
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,572
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    Right before you FTC, set your cooler in the bathtub and fill it up with hot water, let it overflow a bit.  Empty, dry, FTC, then run all the red lights until you get to work.
    I agree that slicing lukewarm RB at the last minute beats serving hot, dried-out RB.  
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  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    How far is it from home to work?
    Can you transport your egg to work the day before?

    Your co-workers will appreciate the extra effort if you smoke those bad boys right there in the vestibule!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • SaltySam
    SaltySam Posts: 887
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    You all are fantastic.   I’m about 10 min from work, but it’s a military base. As much as I’d like to ball out and bring the Egg to work, that’s not feasible. 

    I do have a sous vide, but I don’t have a pot big enough to house 10 lbs of meat. I do appreciate that idea though.  I forget that’s an option.

    I will FTC, then transport to work and slice when serving…classy, Golden Corral style.  

    If I do pull the roast at 130, should I let it rest a bit before FTC’ing?  Or should it go immediately into the cooler? Will it continue to cook in the cooler?

    About how long will I be able to keep it FTC’d? 

    Thanks everyone!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,850
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    To maintain medium rare, I would do with the sv.  Do you have a cooler. You don't need a pot....you only need to bring it back up to 120.
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • SaltySam
    SaltySam Posts: 887
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    YES!  This will work perfectly.  Thank you

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • Thatgrimguy
    Thatgrimguy Posts: 4,731
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    @fishlessman has you on the right track, just be careful with how you rig the sous vide in the cooler. I've lost a circulator to it dropping into the cooler before.

    XL, Small, Mini & Mini Max Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria, Alto Shaam 1200s, Gozney Dome, Gateway 55g Drum
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,850
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    float bubble wrap instead of the cover if you have some but i dont see a problem holding that low of a temp without any
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • GrateEggspectations
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    SaltySam said:
    You all are fantastic.   I’m about 10 min from work, but it’s a military base. As much as I’d like to ball out and bring the Egg to work, that’s not feasible. 

    I do have a sous vide, but I don’t have a pot big enough to house 10 lbs of meat. I do appreciate that idea though.  I forget that’s an option.

    I will FTC, then transport to work and slice when serving…classy, Golden Corral style.  

    If I do pull the roast at 130, should I let it rest a bit before FTC’ing?  Or should it go immediately into the cooler? Will it continue to cook in the cooler?

    About how long will I be able to keep it FTC’d? 

    Thanks everyone!
    Just a quick note to say that years back, I hacked an old, cheap cooler to use for bigger sous vide cooks. There are videos on YouTube. Well worth the effort. Can cook big proteins for long periods efficiently and with no discernible water evaporation. Great for hosting big gatherings and reheating vac-sealed pulled pork. 
  • MasterC
    MasterC Posts: 1,379
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    Plastic storage bin $15 Lowe's 
    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • GrateEggspectations
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    MasterC said:
    Plastic storage bin $15 Lowe's 
    That would work too, the only difference being that I suspect the cooler is much more efficient in retaining heat. I like the viewing window!
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,746
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    SaltySam said:
    You all are fantastic.   I’m about 10 min from work, but it’s a military base. As much as I’d like to ball out and bring the Egg to work, that’s not feasible. 

    I do have a sous vide, but I don’t have a pot big enough to house 10 lbs of meat. I do appreciate that idea though.  I forget that’s an option.

    I will FTC, then transport to work and slice when serving…classy, Golden Corral style.  

    If I do pull the roast at 130, should I let it rest a bit before FTC’ing?  Or should it go immediately into the cooler? Will it continue to cook in the cooler?

    About how long will I be able to keep it FTC’d? 

    Thanks everyone!
    Let it rest 30 mins or so, before FTC. Should be good for a few hours. Fill the dead space in the cooler with warm towels, crumpled up newspaper, etc.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,625
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    Way to bring it home.  Congrats and a lot of happy employees.  Well played.  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    That's awesome!

    Not as awesome as rolling up with your egg, but still pretty awesome!
    Clinton, Iowa