First Smoked Chuckies-One Sliced Other Pulled

Discussion in 'Beef' started by alx, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I found a pretty good DEAL on Chuckie meat other day.




    Rubbed the left one with my K.C. rib rub-other with salt,pepper and some of my minced de-hydrated garlic and couldnt resist sprinkling on some of my cayene powder....





    Put them on smoker with a little Bitternut hickory(like Pecan) and red oak

    Was nice smelling this smoking below on patio as i stained my 40'x14' deck i built 4 years ago





    Put the rubbed chuckie in drip pan at 160ish with onions( for au jus) to keep meat 1/4 inch above juice and some low-sodium beef broth and foiled.











    Took this one in pan to 205 degree and rested 2 hours





    The naked chuckie was pulled at 190 and rested 2 hours.I will cube and put in my ceramic stew pot with lots of garden veggies and red potatoes etc. tomorrow-plus some of au jus...




    Didnt cut against the the grain perfectly, or try, but the 190 was medium tender and will be great cubed in stew





    Rubbed chuckie was pulled and put in au jus with the onion and a little more beef broth







    Little cheese and they were excellent.Minimal work-on the chuckies..Will do again
     
  2. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    W T F ?? What's the price on those chuckies again??!! [​IMG]

    Que view looks awesome, great job!
     
  3. mph

    mph Fire Starter

    Alex,
    That looks fantastic. Thanks for the pics. [​IMG]Did you really get that meat for 5 cents a pound?

    Mark
     
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work ALX! Those look delicious. Can't wait to see the "stew".

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  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking chuckie Alex. Beautiful color with the addition of your cayenne powder. If those tasted even half as good as they looked then [​IMG]
    Can't wait to see how the cubed chuckie turns out in your stew.
    Nice looking deck you built, must be great to sit out there overlooking the garden and smelling the smoke.
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look terrific ALX...[​IMG]


    Those were the "Bourbon Light Special" last week only one per store...[​IMG]
     
  7. lownslow

    lownslow Smoke Blower

    was the sliced version too chewy to eat not in a stew?
     
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No it was fine.I have cooked alot of brisket(similiar to cuck)-two for every comp and my sis and i practice alot and swap experiences.

    If you were to cut the fat bands out and cut against the grain it would be fine on a sandwich.I would caution that no 2 pieces of meat are the same- so this cut might have been a little more tender...I love my stews
     
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I found them monday.Couldn't believe my luck, so time for first chuckies.

    Will do this again with one 3-4 pounder.Excellent cut for smoking.
     
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! Looks delicious. Chuckies are a frequently requested item in this household.
     
  11. Nice price, nice chuckies, good job, looks great...
     
  12. Looks nice and good job picking out those packs. I once got some veal chops for $.09 a lb, there were 8-9 packs but I only bought 5, didn't want to draw to much attention.
     
  13. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    You got meat... at... $0.05 a pound?!!?!?

    You bought those for $0.20?!?

    Niiiiiiiice
     
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that chuckie looks fabulous and really good too. I like that sliced one looks yummy but then you have the pulled with cheese all you need now is the slaw and your in heaven. I really like that deck nice job on it but one thing I think I would re-stain the whole thing the same color. Just kidding nice job so far.
     

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