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post #1 of 8
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Went with the wife to Krogers tonight to pick up my project for tomorrow. After my corned beef mishap last week, I'll be happy to give chuck a try tomorrow. Wish I had the money to pick up a big slab of brisket, but we went with a smaller chuck roast for the two of us. My budget for smoking still isn't the greatest. Here it is.

It's probably about a 5-6 pounder. For my rub, I just went with some typical beef seasonings.

As you can see here, I used a little cayenne, some cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt & pepper in the background. I'm still a newbie, and don't have any magic rub recipes yet, so I just went with what was in the cabinet. Here's the finished product, ready to go for tomorrow.

Got er in the fridge, and it's ready to slap on tomorrow. Can't wait!

I'll post tomorrow with updates. By the way, I love smoking so much, I've also started smoking blog of my own over at Check it out if you want.
post #2 of 8
Looking good Brandon, keep us posted tomorrow!
post #3 of 8
Thats a good start so far branden. Good luck and let us know how it comes out.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Will do fellas icon_lol.gif
post #5 of 8
Looks good. See if you can find some Mojo Crillio to use on it sometime down the road. Love that stuff.
post #6 of 8
Don't feel bad. A lot of folks like the chuckie better than brisket anyway (I'm among them) and by all accounts chuck is easier to get right.
post #7 of 8
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I just wanted to clarify that this is probably less than 4 pounds, I just realized I probably screwed up on that fact. Anyway, time to start getting it ready to go, I'm probably looking at about 4-6 hrs of smoking, so better get started if I want it ready around 5-6p.

post #8 of 8
Shoot Brandon, I wish I was even able to easily go out and buy a brisket if I wanted.
Looked a few days ago but none of the local stores had any and if they do they are outrageously expensive for a small cut.
Not a thing wrong with a chuckie, actually just did one yesterday and it was great.
Good luck, and don't forget the finale shots.
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