shoulder clod

Discussion in 'Beef' started by efrain, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. efrain

    efrain Fire Starter

    Hi all, quick question, is the shoulder clod the same thing as a chuck roast, from what i hear most clods are about 13 pounds and most chucks ive seen about 3lbs. If not could i smoke a chuck roast and do i pull or slice.

    Also what other cuts of beef are good for q, i know brisket,tri tip,clod, and ribs any others.Thanks[​IMG]
  2. I've never done a clod but can say for certain that chucks are awesome! I think they even taste better than brisket. AND I LOVES ME SOME BRISKET! The other good thing about a 3-4 lb chuck is that you can get them done in 8 hrs or less. Great pulled for sammies. We like to make french dips. other wise slicing is great too if you want it to be more like a roast experience. YUM!

  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The shoulder is below the chuck (see diagram below - very rough drawing but gets the message across) on the forequarter of a steer.

    The shoulder clod comes off the right side of the shoulder; the left side has the shoulder joint in it (where the shank is cut off from) and has quite a bit of tendon/connective tissue holding the muscles to it and is usually used for pot roast or soup.

    Pops §§
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to smoke roasts for thin sliced sammie meat. I just did a eye round, but it didn't seem as flavorful as the top rounds I've done before.
  5. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shoulder clods are wonderful smoked as are chuck rolls. They range from 14-28 lbs where I get them. I like the Excel cyrovacked ones the best.

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