3 Chuckies w/Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by indyadmin1974, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    So I'm gearing up for the 4th of July! Plus I'm in the garage all day with my helpers making a cornhole set for the 4th.

    I bought 3 good roasts at Meijer:

    I rubbed 1 with the following Rub:
    4 TBS Paprika
    4 TBS Dark Brown Sugar
    2 TBS Kosher Salt
    2 TBS Coarse Black Pepper (CBP)
    4 TSP Garlic Powder
    4 TSP Onion Powder
    2 TSP Ground Cumin
    2 TSP Instant Coffee
    2 TSP Cayenne Pepper

    Mix all ingredients in an old coffee grinder and grind until fine

    The 2nd roast was rubbed with Montreal Steak Seasoning and the 3rd with Kosher Salt and CBP

    Here they are in the smoker (Drippings pan includes 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar and 24oz of Beef Broth):

    And here's one of my helpers:


    I'm off to build the cornhole set now with my helper. More pics as we get along throughout the day.
  2. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking good...I feel kind of silly asking this, but what exactly is a "cornhole set"? [​IMG] Good luck, have fun and enjoy your smoke!
  3. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey IndyAdmin...

    I'm not fresh off the farm...but I have no idea what that is...inquiring minds want to know,

    Chuckies look good by the way!
  4. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lol I thought the same thing when I first moved to Indiana. Cornhole is an outdoor game where you throw a bean bag onto a box that has a hole in the middle. In illinois we called the game "bags" , here it is called cornhole.
  5. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that's funny!
  6. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking chuckies...Love to play cornhole...
  7. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Brad's right...it's a very Midwestern thing...specifically Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

    My buddy at work who is from LA laughs every time I say it. Then I hear dueling banjos and it all goes downhill from there.

    It's like horseshoes but they're portable. Same rules basically.
  8. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yeah, where Im from "cornhole" is something completely different![​IMG]
    I think it got its name from people using dried corn in the bags.

    Good looking chuckies Mike!
    see ya on the 4th!
  9. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah the bags are 4"x4" and have dried field corn in them. Hence the cornhole...

    Now when I used to think of cornhole, I thought of the movie Deliverance but that's just me.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm glad you guys figured that one out I was starting ti get scared because here in Fla it means something really differant. Oh yea nice looking chuckies I bet they will be wonderful.
  11. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Cornhole construction is going slow but we're getting there. Too much going on!
  12. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with you FIU, I was getting some really bad visuals!
  13. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't mention the "cornhole game" around anyone who's been in jail!!![​IMG][​IMG]
  14. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow i guess it must be where your from what ya read into this.
    since this is a smoking forum and once the ? was answered we would just smile and play the game.
  15. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    The chuckies are looking good and I'm about 75% done with one cornhole board.

    The chuckies are foiled now and I'll take them out of the smoker at ~200F.




    My other 2 helpers:
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice smokers & helpers
  17. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Just pulled the first chuckie out at 202. It's wrapped up in foil and an old towel and off to the cooler! the other 2 are coming along nicely!
  18. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Well everything came out right at 200/201F. Overall, I'm impressed with the rub I concocted. I'm still disappointed in the chuckies not pulling very well even at 200F. I'm going to re-calibrate my therms again, but they were checking out before the smoke.

    Here's the chuckie with only S+P
    Pretty good smoke ring on this one

    And this one has the Montreal Steak Seasoning - kinda got carried away and forgot to take a picture...thanks to my lovely wife for taking all these while I was workin' on breaking the meat down

    Damn taste testers suckered my wife again

    Good smoke ring on the Montreal Steak Seasoning one

    Here's the fatty with the new rub...great color, good smoke ring and great flavor all the way through...totally my favorite, but still disappointed I couldn't pull any of these very well


    And finally everything chopped/semi-pulled:

    The S+P and Montreal one are going to be used for sammies and the rubbed one is going into some of my chili tomorrow or Tuesday.

    Thanks for lookin'!

    P.s. The cornhole board project made some more progress, but I got tied up with the smoker. Anyone got a good way to cut a 6" diameter hole cleanly? The Dremel and I are not working so well together so the hole is jacked.
  19. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking chuckies. I did one today and took it to 205 for pulling, it pulled well. I go by the feel of the meat more than the temps.
  20. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In Chicago corn hole was x rated so I won't tell. All I can say is you didn't want to get corn holed. Nuff Said.

    Back to the subject, the chucks look good.[​IMG]

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