Cross Rib (Chuck) Sammies w/ Smokey Au Jus

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dukeburger, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks to @Bearcarver for the idea...Picked up a 5.5lb cross rib pot roast yesterday morning and started prepping it last night. I will be serving up some pulled chuck sammies with ChefJJ's Smokey Au Jus, which I keep hearing praises about.

    At 8:30 last night, I brushed the roast with Cattle Boyz BBQ Sauce (one of my favourite store bought), applied my rub and wrapped in saran wrap overnight.

    The rub I mixed up was kind of an experiment, but tasted real good from the first taste test!:

    2 TBS Tatonka Dust

    1 TBS Jeff's Rub

    1 TBS Turbinado sugar

    7:30am: Up to make coffee and start up WSM with hickory

    8:15: WSM at 225, put on chucky and veggies for Au Jus to smoke for one hour

    8:40: Start this thread

    9:15: Remove veggie pan, add thyme, beef broth, bay leaves, garlic and tomato paste. Place on bottom rack of WSM to catch chucky drippings. Maintain 280F pit temp

    11:15: IT 140F - Pit temp drops to 258F... stoke coals, add more fuel.

    1:00: IT 162F - Pit temp 284F

    2:00: IT 171F - Pit temp 282F

    3:45: IT 180F - Pit temp 279F

    5:15: IT 190F

    6:15: IT 194F - Pit temp 279F

    7:15: IT 200F - Pulled from WSM, double wrapped in foil and covered in towels. Poured Au Jus into sauce pan with 1cup red wine, brought to boil and simmering wile chucky rests.

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    Qview






    Sprinkled on some more Tatonka Dust and Jeff's rub before dropping in the WSM


    Stay tuned!
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
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  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Removed pan of veggies and added the beef broth, thyme, bay leaves and tomato paste and put on bottom rack of WSM under my chuck to catch the drippings. Smells delish!

    Pit temp at 280F now.

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  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Marvelous looking , Duke. I'll hang with ya and see the finish ...[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Mighty Fine, so far!!![​IMG]

    I Be Back!! (Like Ah--nud said)[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks fellas!

    Living on the wild side a bit by inserting the probe after an hour, but IT has reached 140F in just under 3 hours. [​IMG]

    Pit temp has dropped a bit to 258F, I'm trying to get that back up to 275F minimum.

    What's the stall like on a chuck? Comparable to a brisket or pork butt?
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One like yours could be similar to a Butt, but not as long as a Full Packer Brisket, however you never know.

    My Chuckies have little to no stall, but they're usually closer to big Steaks, at 3 to 4 pounds & only about 2" to 2 1/2" thick.

    Bear
     
  8. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear [​IMG]

    I see your chucky accelerated quite a bit after foiling. I had planned on not foiling, but I'll see where I''m at in a couple hours! [​IMG]
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoke so far! Gonna be some tasty eating!
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good Duke ! Thumbs Up
     
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]

    4.5 hours, IT 162F. Pit temp holding steady at 284F.

    Just picked up a baguette for the sammies and a few more brewskies.
     
  12. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Update:

    IT: 180F

    Pit temp: 279F

    Hunger Level: 7/10

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  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Almost Party Time!!!![​IMG]

    MMMMmmmmm........[​IMG]

    And QView Time!!

    Be Back!!

    Bear
     
  14. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Took a peek while I put a pack of side veggies in.

    I think someone replaced my 5.5 chucky with a 2lb chucky!!! [​IMG]

    187F IT

     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah---But I'm betting there's still 5.5 pounds worth of flavor in that 2 pounds of Beef!!![​IMG]

    You'll see.[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  16. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Reached 200F IT and wrapped it up to rest. Simmering the Smokey Au Jus now...[​IMG]


     
  17. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Post-gluttony Q-View is here... [​IMG]

    Sammies were great!!




     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
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  18. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Another great smoke, the sandwiches look delicious![​IMG]
     
  19. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Sandwich looks great. I always serve Beef Sandwiches Au Jus...So were you happy with the flavor of the JUS?...JJ[​IMG]
     
  20. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks!

    And thanks for the point!!
    Thanks JJ. The au jus is amazing! Best I've had!! [​IMG]
     

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