Planning my first chuckie

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bkos, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. bkos

    bkos Fire Starter

    I am planning on smoking my first chuckie (2.35lb) this Wednesday. I want to use dry rub and will be pulling it but have some questions for all you experts. I have an electric MES and I would like to know how long to smoke it?, Do I want smoke going the whole time from start till it hits 160ish or just for 1 hr or so?. I will take it out at 160ish and foil it, Do I put it in an aluminum pan with some beef broth and cover with aluminum foil? or do you most of you use just foil and skip the pan? Any help would be appreciated by this excited noob.

  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually put 6 hours on the smoke or until I hit 160' and into the pan with the beef broth juices foiled. Then I usually set the MES to 180' 190' and let it go overnight. You may be able to pull sooner but that's the way I do it. That's whats nice about the MES. Kinda set and forget.

    Good luck and if you have any questions you can PM me.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would smoke it for about 5-6 hours and take it to 165-170 and foil it I personally don't you a pan I just foil it and put it back into the smoker and then take it to about 205ish and then wrap it in a towel and into a dry cooler for atleast an hour or so and then you can pull it and then you'll enjoy it too.
  4. bkos

    bkos Fire Starter

    Thanks for the help guys. People like you guys really make us noobs feel a little bit better about trying something new.

    There is just one problem, I can't smoke it until Thursday now. I have to work tomorrow. I will just have to wait[​IMG]


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