Tender Quick – The Ultimate Smoke Ring Hack

It can’t be true? A cure all for smoke rings? Yes it is true and quite literally a “cure” all. Tender Quick is by Morton and it is suited for at-home meat curing. It’s that curing process that provides that precious smoke ring look. I have had trouble getting a smoke ring due to having an electric smoker. It just doesn’t quite get it done.


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It’s time to fire up the Masterbuilt smoker again and toss in some Pecan chips to get this smoke started. We are kicking things off with a smoked beef chuck roast and testing a “secret” for creating a smoke ring.

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Masterbuilt MB20073519 Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker with Broiler
Bluetooth Smart technology allows you to control temperature, lighting, monitor meat temperature, and power your smoker on or off
Four chrome-coated smoking racks
Patented side wood chip loading system to add wood chips without opening smoker door and losing heat
Built-in meat probe thermometer for perfect results every time
Thermostat temperature control for even, consistent smoking

The Meat:
~2lb Beef Chuck Roast

The Rub Recipe:
1/2 tsp. Steak Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. White Pepper
Coat beef and cover in plastic in refrigerator overnight

The Smoke
-Heat up smoker to 250 degrees
-Put in beef and then set smoker to 225 (heated higher for heat escape from opening door and less catch up time to get back to temp)
-Spritz: Rice Wine Vinegar (I used rice wine vinegar which has kick but some sweetness as well) and spritz after each hour
-Once beef is around 160 degrees wrap tightly in two layers of foil.
-Push the temp up to 250 degrees to finish. The plan is to get between 190-200 degrees.
-Once the 190-200 degree temp is reached, pull the beef and put in oven or somewhere to allow it to rest (that’s not in the smoker). It is ideal to leave it rest in the tinfoil dish covered.
-After resting, slice into the beef and enjoy