1st time Chuck roast

Discussion in 'Beef' started by danbono, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All

    I'm thinking about trying to smoke a chuck roast for a change of pace.. Didn't have much luck with my 5 briskets, plus can't find any big/packer briskets around any more.Briskets came out tender n tasty but on the dry side..Can I use the same approch for the chuckie, as I used for the briskets. Smoke till 160* then foil till 200, and do the tooth pick test?

    Thanks Dan
     
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Looks good, but I want some thing I can slice like a roast beef..

    Thanks Dan
     
  4. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Dan, Chuck Roasts are really better pulled mainly because when they are laying flat the meat is made of short vertical muscle fibers that does not lend itself well to slicing. That is why they are frequently made into Pot Roast. Unless you can get a whole or half Chuck Eye Roll, that is part of the Chuck closest to the Rib and like a Rib Roasts, it can be smoked and sliced, there are better choices. But be aware that Brisket is Smoked until Very Well done and the collagen breaks down making it tender. Just about any other cut will be Dog Food smoked past 140*, 150*F TOPS! You will want them on the Rare side of Medium for the juiciest and most tender eating...JJ
     
  6. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    H iChef Jimmy, I'm almost sure I can a get a Chuck Eye roll..Will look for It next time I go shopping for meat.Got to be easier then  a brisket.

    Thanks Dan
     
  7. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All I've seen the clods at Restaurant depot. They are a BIG piece of meat 20/25 lbs..Wish I could trim/cut it like in some of the vedio's I've seen, get some hangar steaks and other cuts. Also looking at Chuck Eye/Chuck Rolls, another BIG piece of meat. I haven't much luck with the Brisket, they come out tasty n tender but on the dry side.Tried all of the different methods with pretty much the same results.
    Thanks Dan
     

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