First chuck on the smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scubadoo97, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    After seeing all the chuckies posted here I had to give it a try. I had just purchased several for grinding and held one aside for the smoker. Gave it a liberal rub and let it sit overnight. I used some Rudy's rub my wife had picked up in Tx. I find this too salty so I added dark brown sugar, onion and garlic powder as well a a good dose of smoked paprika.

    It was a 4 lb chuck and I set it on the smoker as I would a brisket at 225*. My digital thermometer probe went on the blink so I had to just eye it. At around 6 hours I foiled it after giving it a taste test. Cooked but the connective tissue had not really broken down completely. Foiled with a little thinned out BBQ sauce and back into the smoker for 2 more hours. At this point the meat was pullable. The smaller muscles were pulled and the larger one sliced. I smoked it with oak and hickory. Came our real good with good smoke flavor that didn't over power. I can see where this is favored over brisket by those that try it. Really juicy and delicious.
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  2. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks really great!!!!
     
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good, I've only done one but it sure was good.
     
  4. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Good job!!!
     
  5. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on your 1st chuckie...I've learned that it's better to take them to 205 or even 210 as they never seem to pull quite as well as butts. Sure are tasty though.
     
  6. rejii

    rejii Smoke Blower

    that looks mouth watering need some Rudy's bbq sauce to go with it!! good job
     
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some nice looking chuck. Last time I smoked chuck, I did two. Didn't last very long.
     
  8. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good
     
  9. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Looks good, Thanks for sharing
     
  10. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Scubadoo....nicely done [​IMG]
     
  11. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    that looks real good
     
  12. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeet!
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