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post #21 of 24
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I have been able to make a couple of chucks recently that turned out better than my original dog meat. I smoke  at  230-240 with water in a cake pan at the bottom rack, AMNPS, Maverick Thermometer, and a pan under the meat to catch the drippings with a little water. At an internal temperature of 160 I put it into the drip pan with a generous mop of apple juice then cover the pan tightly with foil and cook to IT of 210, mop with the juice from the pan, cover with foil and place in a cooler for 1-2 hours. Definitely go by the IT, and I found the last 2 roasts took apx 3 hrs per pound cooking time. If your using a pan of water at the bottom I find by experience that you will get a temp spike if it runs out of water and the chamber will get to the 280 range. Enjoy.        

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Elsos View Post

Ooh, I've got a chuck in the fridge waiting for the smoker. I don't have a dog, so I'd like to nail it right out of the box. grilling_smilie.gif
Do you put any water in the pan with the roast, or let it just create it's own, with a little spritzing too.

 

Put some water and a little Beef Broth in it for starters.

post #23 of 24

Mmm, being all hungry thinking again of some pulled beef.


PhxSmoking, I know what you mean with the temp spikes when the water dries up. I have a 8"x10" paving block on my bottom rack, and the temp swings are very rare now. I can put water pan on top of that, I don't use the original pan, too small and too close to the heat in my opinion.

 

If you see some smoke coming from the N.E., then wish me luck :popcorn

post #24 of 24
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Mmm, being all hungry thinking again of some pulled beef.


PhxSmoking, I know what you mean with the temp spikes when the water dries up. I have a 8"x10" paving block on my bottom rack, and the temp swings are very rare now. I can put water pan on top of that, I don't use the original pan, too small and too close to the heat in my opinion.

 

If you see some smoke coming from the N.E., then wish me luck :popcorn

 

 Have you ever tried using Playbox Sand? I only use water during the warmer months. Sand gives you higher and more consistent temps and it will not evaporate on you.

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