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Featured Beef x2 and beans *Finished Q view added in thread*

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jcam222, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Took a few days off to enjoy the cooler weather and cook. Doing some clod for pulled from the small end and slices from the rest. Doing a knuckle for lunch meat and lastly a big pan of my Keto Cowboy beans under it for the drip in goodness.

    raw clod.jpg

    Got this whopper shoulder clod, almost 21 lbs. Trimmed it and cut it in two as the smaller end always finishes early and makes perfect pulled beef. It is much more well marbled than the large end.
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    Injected with Butcher Block Prime Brisket injection, rubbed down with a coffee cocoa rub recipe I found here on the forums changed to sugar free. Basically 1/2 cup each coarse salt, coarse black pepper, fine ground espresso and cocoa, Golden Lakanto brown sugar substitute. 4 tablespoons of cinnamon and 4 tablespoons of dark chili powder (i subbed this in for cayenne.)

    rubbed knuckle.jpg

    Here is the knuckle. Trimmed, injected with Minors beef broth, rubbed down simply with coarse pepper and garlic salt. Will be doing this to about 135F and slicing for lunchmeat.

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    This is the start of my keto friendly baked beans. 6 cans of black soy bean which is super low in net carbs, 2 lbs. bacon, two large onions and about 2 1/2 lbs. of ground beef seasoned with my homemade sugar free sweet heat rub.
    beans ready to smoke.jpg
    Sauce added and ready to let that beef drip in in all day tomorrow :) Sauce is 2 bottles G Hughes SF BBQ, 1 bottle G. Hughes sugar free ketchup, 2 cups Swerve brown sugar substitute , 1 can of chipotle chiles in sauce pureed, 12 oz. tomato paste and a cup to cup and a half of Minors chicken broth.

    One of my two helpers lol, hes just waiting for me to cook the trimmings. I usually cook the leaner trimmings and store them for dog treats for the two doodles.

    Thanks for looking! I will add finished pics tomorrow.

    UPDATED finished Q view in the thread below.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
  2. Johnny Ray

    Johnny Ray Fire Starter

    Great start to what will be an awesome day of cooking tomorrow. Enjoy your cook and your time off.

    Johnny Ray
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  3. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This looks like it's gonna be real good.
    Don't let already being on the carousel pressure you.You've got this.:emoji_thumbsup:
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  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is good , makes the ride , and not even cooked yet !
    Gonna be good , watching .
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  5. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WTH?! LMAO!
    Well now, no expectations here is there :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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  6. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work, hope you have plans for leftovers!

    Ps doodles are cool, ours is 11 and still acts like a goofy puppy.
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  7. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have 2. One is a mini goldendoodle that’s 1 and Oscar in the pic is a mini labradoodle, he’s about 5 months old. They are awesome lol. As far as leftovers with family , friends and neighbors it doesn’t take much planning :)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
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  8. forktender

    forktender Smoking Fanatic

    I'm very impressed that you didn't call it chili, most people would've. But we all know there are no beans in chili.
    Great looking tray of beans and that clod looks amazing.
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  9. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That looks great can't wait to see the rest finished.Likes
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  10. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Got a little of a late start this morning but smokes rolling. Can't really see it in the pic but there is a nice steady blue smoke rolling out.

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    Smoker loaded up with B&B Texas Style lump and a mix of cherry and hickory wood chunks. I LOVE the B&B lump its my new go to, burns very clean, low ash and no scraps in it. Local Ace ordered me some of their lump hickory to try next.


    Fireboard says I am dialed in right around where I want to run. Ill run around 275F until the knuckle is medium rare for lunchmeat and the likely coast up to 300F for the rest of the cook on the shoulder clod and beans.

    UPDATED - finished Q view posted below
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
  11. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Here is ours begging for a sample! He knows what the copper pot is doing at 225....He thinks he a human at times....lol

    What time is dinner, you need to be making up some au jus for a dip Sammy!!!

    Add some seared onion, shrooms, & some smoked Gouda....bamb I’ll repeat what time is dinner!

    PS bear and me will do the dishes after!
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  12. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well finished up finally. Made for a long but pleasurable day. Here are some of the finished Q view.

    Beef knuckle pulled around 135F and wrapped for about a half hour. Off to the freezer for a half hour or so after it cools down. Next time I think I will pull around 125F.

    Sliced up and ready to pack up. Probably vacuum seal it tomorrow. Definitely will pull at 125F next time. Will also let it freeze at least an hour. Not the prettiest slices but they taste great! Most of the sliced will go to family and friends. I will keep the chipped up pieces and bits. They taste just as good :)

    Here is the small end of the clod after about an hour in the cooler. I always used that end for chopped. Will probably get slices and some chopped from the big end.

    Some of the shoulder clod slices, swear I had the grain marked but looks like it turned on me lol. The grain on this seems to move around a bit. Pretty tender and juicy. I really like that Butcher BBQ injection.

    Beans smoked the entire time with some of the beef dripping in them. I arranged it so that I had beef dripping in these and also beef dripping in my au jus pan. No one on the earth would be able to identify these as Keto friendly beans.
    AU JUS.jpg For a "water" pan I filled my pan with Minors beef broth, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Frig overnight and I will remove the fat tomorrow. Much of this wont get used up so to the freezer it will go. I save all my liquid gold for both cooks where i run short and for winter indoor cooks.
    Time to feed the wife :) I didn't have any parsley , lemons etc. handy to pretty it up more.

    Thanks for coming along for the ride!! Happy to share my keto bean recipe if anyone is inclined to try it.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2019
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  13. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    forget the parsley pass that meat, everything looks awesome. bet the doggies are sleeping good now! it was a long day
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  14. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nailed it!
    Well deserved ride on the carousel.
  15. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And that folks is the sound of a Grand Slam!

    I'll take the chipped too, man does that look tasty.
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  16. Phx Byd BBQ

    Phx Byd BBQ Newbie

    Those beans look deeeliiiiissssshhhh.
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  17. civilsmoker

    civilsmoker Smoking Fanatic


    That is just pure happiness there!

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  18. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Everything looks perfect ! You nailed it . Well deserved ride .
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  19. Sowsage

    Sowsage Meat Mopper

    Would love to try the keto bean recipe if you could share it. My wife does keto so she would love to have a side like that to go with whatever meat im smoking that day! Big like on the whole cook..fantabulous job!
  20. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    It is I’m the comments under the pictures in the post. Let me know if you have questions. The black soy beans a very low in NET carbs. I use meat too to reduce the amount of those in it.