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    Pulled Beef on the Rec Tec

    Here's my first shot at pulled beef. It was a 3+ pound Angus choice boneless chuck roast I spied on "getting close to the sell by date" special at $1.99/lb and it looked great, so I couldn't pass it up. I wasn't ready to cook it, but new I wanted to use it for pulled beef, so I applied BBBR (salt added version) and vacuum packed and froze it. By virtue of defrosting, the BBBR had about 16 hours to penetrate. Before going on the RT, I applied a bit more rub to the top. I smoked it at 225F to an IT of 203F - took about 11.5 hours - I did not inject or crutch it.

    It came out very good - nice smokey favor, great bark and not super juicy but not too dry either.
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    I can't get the picture of the whole roast to post, so here's a link to it:

    http://forums.egullet.org/uploads/mo...1405967503.jpg

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      #3
      That looks great I think I know what I'll be making this weekend.

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        That is the bomb!!!!!

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          Originally posted by mgaretz View Post
          I can't get the picture of the whole roast to post, so here's a link to it:

          http://forums.egullet.org/uploads/mo...1405967503.jpg


          Instead of clicking the camera icon to upload pics try the "upload attachment" icon on the upper right. I prefer the way it displays pics myself and it might work better for you.

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          • mgaretz
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            Tried that too - no go.

          • David Parrish
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            Pass me the details I requested in the Welcome thread where you posted the error.

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          Originally posted by mgaretz View Post
          Here's my first shot at pulled beef. It was a 3+ pound Angus choice boneless chuck roast I spied on "getting close to the sell by date" special at $1.99/lb and it looked great, so I couldn't pass it up. I wasn't ready to cook it, but new I wanted to use it for pulled beef, so I applied BBBR (salt added version) and vacuum packed and froze it. By virtue of defrosting, the BBBR had about 16 hours to penetrate. Before going on the RT, I applied a bit more rub to the top. I smoked it at 225F to an IT of 203F - took about 11.5 hours - I did not inject or crutch it.

          It came out very good - nice smokey favor, great bark and not super juicy but not too dry either.
          I wonder if freezing it purged some juice and led to it being "not super juicy"? I would think a chuck roast would be quite juicy, at least have a good mouthfeel from all the fat. I used CAB "petite roasts" that were quite perfectly marbled and they were heavenly. Do you prefer it to pulled pork? I'm thinking I do.

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            @mgaretz I have followed a lot of your advice and recommendations for cooking on my RecTec from other sites. Loved everything I "stole" from you. Looking forward to more RecTec centric recipes from you as I limit my use to mostly chicken and pork. Pellets are really ineffective for me since my cost is almost all shipping in NJ. The only pellets I can buy reasonably are pine for wood burning stoves, and pine pellets are nasty to cook with. But I will break out the RecTec as much as I can and your recipes have always been a great base for me. Anyone with a RecTec should have a login for pelletheads.com where mgaretz has posted numerous helpful posts for this RecTec forum lurker

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              Originally posted by Rlasky View Post
              @mgaretz I have followed a lot of your advice and recommendations for cooking on my RecTec from other sites. Loved everything I "stole" from you. Looking forward to more RecTec centric recipes from you as I limit my use to mostly chicken and pork. Pellets are really ineffective for me since my cost is almost all shipping in NJ. The only pellets I can buy reasonably are pine for wood burning stoves, and pine pellets are nasty to cook with. But I will break out the RecTec as much as I can and your recipes have always been a great base for me. Anyone with a RecTec should have a login for pelletheads.com where mgaretz has posted numerous helpful posts for this RecTec forum lurker
              Thanks, but I owe it all to Meathead and crew!

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                Well most of it anyway!

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