Wife felt like some burnt ends a few days ago and didn't have the time to smoke a full packer so I decided to try out some burnt ends out of a few chucks that I had sitting in the freezer. Here's how it went;
Prepped a marinade of Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Mustard, and Worcestershire Sauce. Tossed the marinade and the roasts into large freezer bags and let them sit in the fridge for a good 12 hours.
Took them out in the morning and got the smoker ready;
Pulled them off at 195F, let them rest for 30 minutes or so, and then cubed them.
Tossed them into a pan added a little rub, coated with some of Jeff's BBQ sauce, and tossed in a few chunks of butter;
Let them take on a bit more smoke for another 2 hours, then took them off to serve! Here's the end product;
Final verdict....good but not great like the burnt ends that we normally have from the point of a smoked brisket. Not sure if that's cause I did not leave them on long enough to melt enough fat tissue, but they just did not have that melt in your mouth taste that burnt ends from brisket can have.
Wife still liked them, but I think she will force me to buy a full packer the next time I mention burnt ends! :)