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    Chuck roast question.

    Chuck roasts seem relatively thin. I cooked a corned beef before with the rub for pastrami and it came out really tough and cooked to temp in no time. Now that I have a few smokes under my belt I figured the toughness was because it cooked so fast and never had time for the fats and such to melt, dissolve, and do its magic.

    So my question is if I rolled the Chuck roast and tied tightly would this allow me a longer cook time and a more juicy tender piece of meat? I will be smoking it on 22" WSM.


    Thanks Rick

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    gardenfish ...

    Hmmm... You might have under cooked it?

    I've never had the problem of a chuckie drying out. I smoke it at 225° to 240°. I don't wrap it. I cook until the IT is 207° to 210°.

    My chuckie's have always come out moist and tasty.😎
    Last edited by Breadhead; September 9, 2015, 04:43 PM.

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    • gardenfish
      gardenfish commented
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      I have not cooked a chuck yet. Just wondering if rolling and tying would make for a longer smoke? Or if would even be necessary?

    #3
    The chuckie has been discussed frequently on the forum. I forget who discovered its best cooked to higher temps. It was either Pit Boss or Huskee I think?

    Rolling and tying it is NOT necessary. Meat cooks to thickness, not weight. Cook to temperature, not to feel. A chuckie is a fairly even thickness. No need to roll and tie it.

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      #4
      Years ago when my folks had a small town meat market, and I had to work there? The Chuck Roasts would be cut to order either squared off or the Pan cut flatter Roasts. I personally prefer the Squared up Roast, I feel that it cooks better! You may want to ask your local Meat Market if they will cut square Chuck Roasts for you when they break down the Chuck! Dan

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        #5
        At my house we like our meat overcooked and falling apart. I did a Chuck on Sunday, 2.5 lbs BBBR, 200 for 4 hours, IT was 145. Wrapped and turned up to 225 for 3 hours. Pulled at IT of 212. it was AWESOME.

        Cooked on GMG DB.

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          #6
          Just picked up two 4 lbs each. They are 3" thick. Will do them Saturday or possibly tomorrow as I am off work. Had them marked from $7.99 to $2.99 lb. Hope that's a good deal but have not followed the chuck price lately. I dont see any trimming needed so hopefully I will get a good yield when done.

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          • Breadhead
            Breadhead commented
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            You're going like your chuckie's.😎

            I would suggest BBBR for chuckie's.

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            Yeah that's a great price, I'd be thrilled to see that. I would just trim off any exterior fat cap and salt them tonight, whether you cook tomorrow or Sat. Like Breadhead says use BBBR if you don't already have a favorite beef rub. Look forward to pics!

          • gardenfish
            gardenfish commented
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            Salted them last night and BBBR w/cumin this morning. Just put them on the bottom rack. 245° on the rack at the moment. Hickory, cherry, and a piece of pecan for the smoke. I tied them around the outside to get them both at 3 1/2"thick so hopefully cook the same time. One was 3.79lb the other 3.97 lbs so only a quarter pound difference.Going to go over to the Chuck sticky now and re-read again. I took a picture with rub on and on the counter. I will start another thread for the cook, or should I just continue on here?

          #7
          I going to make one of these this fall for a bunch of beef stew. Cant wait to get that going. I love the fall. Best time of the year. Up in da Nodre anyway.

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          • smarkley
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            Use that new Dutch!

            YUM!

          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            You know I will man!! smarkley

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          Huskee Here they are after sitting with BBBR w/Cumin for 1 hr. They are at 115° right now.



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            #9
            i gotta say... Proper!

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              And here ready to wrap @164°

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              And here at 207° with 1 hr in 175° oven ready for our sandwiches Was really tender and juicy.

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                #11
                Originally posted by gardenfish View Post
                And here ready to wrap @164°




                And here at 207° with 1 hr in 175° oven ready for our sandwiches Was really tender and juicy.
                You did it! Looks excellent!

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                • DWCowles
                  DWCowles commented
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                  Looks GREAT! gardenfish

                • gardenfish
                  gardenfish commented
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                  Thank you guys. Going to use a little today to make Machaca and then some killer burritos.

                #12
                gardenfish

                Great cook! You're quite the chuckie cook now. Nice pictures too.😎

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                  #13
                  Machaca done, its been decided ......Machaca Tostadas with cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream and a side of refried beans.

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