I'd been craving pulled beef all week but knew I didn't have any time this weekend to get it done. I had to work on Saturday and my wife was leaving on a trip on Sunday. When my work ended up getting cancelled Saturday because we were unexpectedly locked out of the office I found myself at home at 1 PM still craving pulled beef, but it needed to be ready for dinner, not late at night.
I went to the local grocer and had them pull two 3.5 lb chuckies out of the back. They know what I like. I oiled them up, hit them with a Coffee and Chili rub, put them both on a rack in a disposable aluminum roaster, then smoked them uncovered on the Weber with charcoal and hickory for two hours at 250F to 275F.
Then I cheated (head hanging in shame). I pulled them off the grill, piled a chopped sweet onion on top of the two chuckies and put two cups of garlic and onion infused beef broth in the roaster. I sealed them up tight with HD aluminum foil and cooked them for 2 1/2 hours at 350F in the oven.
When I pulled them out of the oven the roaster was FULL of liquid and they were PERFECT at 202.5 degrees. I pulled them on a bakers sheet, mixed in the onions that were still left on top and that were in the drippings, then saved the drippings for soup. I added about a half bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, a little of the au jus, then rang the dinner bell. I remembered to take a picture after my wife and I had filled our hamburger buns.
I know, major cheat, but it was and still is (leftovers) DELICIOUS!