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post #1 of 22
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.... a 26.5 lb. chuck roast for next Wednesday night's smoke. Chuck is pictured with his "grillfriend" Saucy. Saucy is a gallon of pure nectar from the Rib Crib restaurant. Chuck will be part of a feed for my son's wrestling team next Thursday evening. He'll be spiced, smoked, sliced and wed to Saucy as they provide some delicous BBQ beef sandwiches for the boys.

Plans are in the works for Chuck to be joined on the grill with Tom, a Honeysuckle White turkey breast injected with a butter/creole mixture. There will also be a small pork tenderloin joining the party in a blanket of bacon. The pork may turn into a Pork-U-Pine. It is being fixed for a family that gave up red meat for lent. If there isn't any beef in my butcher's hot links, that's what will happen.

Stay tuned for the "Adventures of Chuck and Saucy"!
post #2 of 22
That's a mighty Chuck! Looking forward to the Q-View!
post #3 of 22
HOLY CHUCKROAST BATMAN!! wow now thats a piece of meat worth getting caught with.
post #4 of 22
hmmm.... high school wrestling team.... OK... so you got enough food for the first 4 kids, what are the rest having! biggrin.gif

Looks like a good menu!
post #5 of 22
Never seen a chuck that big. WOW! I'm looking forward to some future pics of this adventure. You might have enough there to feed a small wrestling team. LOLicon_smile.gif
post #6 of 22
It's a whole beef shoulder clod


These make some of the best BBQ beef around. We all love brisket but these big shoulder clods are excellent with plenty of fat and connective tissue to assure a juicy product.
post #7 of 22
Holy **** !!! How many hours you think that hunk of meat is going to take....that thing is the size of a medium sized dog (not a great comparison I know!!!).....I've always wanted to cook one of those in the oven or smoker, just to say I had.....feed the whole neighborhood.....!!! Please post a lot of QViews on the way to food time.....yeah !!!

post #8 of 22
I say you name it NORRIS! The baddest CHUCK of all! Careful when you unwrap it that it doesnt roundhouse you! PDT_Armataz_01_06.gif
post #9 of 22
so what is that, maybe a 16 hour smoke? start tuesday so its ready for thursday? i'll be right over with a couple cases to help out
post #10 of 22
Now that has got to be the Mother of all Chucks...good luck my friend.
post #11 of 22
your a brave man my friend, Good luck can't wait to see the Qview
post #12 of 22
Now that's a hunk of meat son.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 22
I guess I'm smoking his l;ittle brother vinnie this weekend. Heck I thought a 12lb sirloin tip roast was gonna be a biggun but you have really showed me there Bruce. Well I'm sure yours will turn out great and don't forget the Qview.
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I didn't really know what to call the cut. I knew it was more than just the chuck roast. But, I got it at the $2.49 per lb. price they had the boneless chuck roasts on sale for. Soooo.......I named him Chuck.icon_wink.gif

I'm thinking he will be an all-nighter. I'm not sure how long he will take. I'll get him to medium rare/medium temps. Then I'll wrap him in foil to finish. After being left to simmer in his own juices, he'll be pulled/chopped and put into a roaster with the bbq sauce.

The turkey breast and the pork loin will be a piece of cake compared to him.biggrin.gif
post #15 of 22
Looks like a HUGE chunk of meat. I can't wait to see the Qview from this baby.
post #16 of 22
I personally have never done one at home but have a friend that has done a couple of them for parties and they were great. A little research showed that these can be lean and some people cook them to a lower internal and some go up to 190+ like for pulling and chopping. The ones I've had were done to the fall apart pulling stage.

One thing I would advise is give your self more time than you think. A large 25# hunk of meat could go as long as 36 hours. Always better to do way head than not meet your deadline.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
I wouldn't think it would take nearly that long. I'm figuring about 14 hours, tops. If it took 36 hours, I'd think food safety issues would appear.

In any event, I plan on either cutting it in half or maybe thirds just to make it easier to handle. The weather forecast looks like rain and storms on Monday. If that happens, I'll be moving the smoke up to then.

The pork loin will be a "BACON-BLANKETED PORK-U-PINE". I'm making two--one with cheese, one without.icon_mrgreen.gif
post #18 of 22
Can't wait for the qview! It takes a big smoker to handle all that meat at once, and a set of cajones to take on the project. points.gif
post #19 of 22
A 10# brisket will take 14+ hrs. I know some people advocate grilling/searing a brisket first or cooking at higher temperatures than the traditional 225*, low and slow, which will cook it faster. But if that's the temp you're cooking at then plan accordingly.

Unless you plan to pull that big hunk of meat early and serve med-med/rare you better cut it up or start a lot sooner than you thought. When my friend does his he starts the day ahead. 25# of meat is a lot of mass to cook through. I'm thinking the stall will be a bitch. I've had small 4# corned beefs stall for 2 hrs. If you cook it whole it will be incredible but you could also butcher it. You could remove the top blade roast from the clod and make flat irons steaks out of it. Just a thought.

I just don't want you to be stuck with hungry kids and not be able to show off that bad boy cuz it will be awesome PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #20 of 22
Holy cow, literally!

Sounds like it's going to be a great feast for the kids, but from a former wrestler, don't let them gain too much weight!
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