Chuckies tomorrow, long as the weather clears

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fire it up, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well it has been raining, cold and really windy for the past 3-4 days so needless to say it was not smoke weather.
    Had a Nor'easter going on, don't you just love these things Alex [​IMG]

    Finally it is supposed to clear up tomorrow so you know what I'm doing...Smoking Meat!!! [​IMG]

    Picked up a couple of chuckies on sale for $1.84lb

    Seasoned one with an italian seasoning consisting of
    1/2T garlic powder
    1/2 T garlic salt
    1T onion powder
    1T white sugar
    1 1/2T oregano
    1/2 black pepper
    1/2t white pepper
    1t Italian seasoning (used because I was out of thyme)
    1t basil
    1T parsley
    1/4t celery salt
    1t crushed red pepper
    1t chipotle powder

    Rubbed with half the mix, the other half will go with beef broth and pepperoncini juice and into the smoker for Italian beef sandwiches

    The other I rubbed with a Chimichurri seasoning I received from Rivet in an exchange a little while back, it smells great so i can't wait to taste it.



    Goodnight my little darlings...
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck with the's that time of year again. About to get some more white suff here again...I'm @ work for the next 4 days, so no biggy.

    Seasonins look and sound really good...nice chuckies, too!

    I'll be watching when I get back from the grinder!!!

  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now those are some good looking chuck there Jim. I'm sorry for the weather but we thought it was going to be a big blow hard when it came ashore in the panhandle. I'm glad that you can finally smoke so we will see you tomorow and the results. Good Night chuckie and chuckette.
  4. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    they look promising,and good luck with the weather[​IMG]
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Jim, you got two beautiful looking chucks, man! Wow, nice slight marbling and very meaty. Good deal! The rub you made sounds really tasty and looked pretty; hope you like the chimichurri one.

    Glad to hear your weather's broken and you can get back to your creations! [​IMG]
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Late start today but hey, had a late night last night.
    Chuckies have been in for an hour so far.

    Underneath I have a foil pan to catch the drippings. I boiled 48oz beef broth with the remaining Italian seasoning and one bay leaf, put it in the pan with a few tablespoons of hot pepper juice.
    I bought a jar of pepperoncinis but the friggin seal was broken and they smelled sour, otherwise I would have used that juice. Also added some sliced onions.

    Also tossed on a chicken.
    Picked one up so I can practice deboning but ended up injecting it with some smoked chicken stock, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, hot sauce and butter.
    Let it sit overnight then put a can filled with more smoked chicken stock in its butt.

    Should be good, we'll see...
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good.The rain broke last night here.Rain gauge says 4 inches last 3 days......
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey, great challenge to practice deboning, but you know what? Julia Child made it look way too easy and it isn't worth the trouble!

    Boneless-Skinless chicken breasts I say if you really need boneless bird! Now a thigh is no big deal to debone, but a whole bird is not worth the PITA.
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What actually got me thinking about doing it was that Julie and Julia movie, yes I watched it. I was making a copy for my parents and ended up watching the whole movie which I have to say wasn't bad.

    So here we are, chuckies at 144, my spritzing bottle decided it didn't want to spritz anymore so I have been drizzling the spritz on top of them, what a pain in the donkey!

    Chicken at 133 in the thigh, picking up a nice color, smoking with cherry.
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ended up not continually updating, the weather decided it wanted to get a little windy and start to drizzle so what do you do? Keep on truckin.

    When the chuckies hit 160 I wrapped the chimichurri one in foil and placed the Italian one in the broth mix but removed the onions because I like them to remain firm.
    Brought to 205, the chimichurri finished first so i pulled it and into the fridge for the next days dinner.


    Put it back into its juices for half an hour to absorb the flavors then onto a slightly toasted roll with provolone, some onions and hot peppers. Some of the jus for dipping.

    Next night I reheated the chimichurri chuckie and added some of the dressing mix I made from the other packet Rivet sent me (chimichurri seasoning, olive oil and white vinegar)
    Also took a cup of Rivet's Satan's Salsa, a cup of water and half a cup of jasmine rice and cooked it on up, had the beef, rice and a sauce made from jalapeno ranch, chipotle mayo, sour cream and green onions.

    Both tasted great and John's salsa, had one hell of a bite but MAN was it good!
    Chimichurri seasoning and dressing was a great flavoring with the chuckie as well so thanks for the ingredients John [​IMG] You made a fine meal taste great!
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice!!!!! I just popped back in for a minute and your update showed up...had to look!

    Gotta love how a chuckie smokes up for favorite for PB.

    That's some serious smoke ring, btw!

    Everything looks great!

    Keep that smoker happy!

  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That all looks great Jim...[​IMG]
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoker keeps me happy as well [​IMG]
    Looking forward to some more Italian beef today, have to see if I can find an onlder thread from The Dude Abides and try out his chuckie pizza again, good stuff when you have extras.
  14. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sweet meat and a fine looking meal Jim....[​IMG]

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