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Smoked Top Choice shoulder clod..

Discussion in 'Beef' started by indaswamp, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We do shoulder clod quite often. Do it just like you do your brisket. You won't be disappointed. I am along for the ride on this one, can't wait to see the finish !

    HT
     
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  2. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks HT! I have just the clod heart and a few scraps that I'm cooking to pull. I'm figuring about 18~20 hours cook time plus another 2~3 hours of rest in a cambro. Going to 197* and then I'll check it.
     
  3. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    12 hours in and INT is at 169*....
     
  4. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    14 hours in...INT @ 187*... another hour or two and I'll check the tenderness in the clod heart.
     
  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's not bad at all,actually rather quick.:emoji_hourglass_flowing_sand::emoji_chart_with_upwards_trend:
     
  6. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just checked it....198*INT and like butta! Shut the propane off and closed the vents, letting it sit @ temp inda smokehouse for a little bit to fall apart a little more, then into the cambro for 2 hours.
     
  7. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  8. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's a Big-un!!
    Never saw them around here.
    Maybe not enough Clodhoppers around this area.:emoji_laughing:
    Be back for Viewing.

    Bear
     
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  9. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welp, she's done. And WOW! So much flavor! Way better than brisket as far as that goes...

    Well hello there clod....been a while since I've seen you and you sure are lookin' good!
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    cross cut on one of the scraps...
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    First slices...
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    Chef jj's au jus..
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    Chopped...
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    Up close..
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    And of course, the obligatory sammich!!!
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    First impression- this is an awesome cut of meat...the clod... Packed with beefy flavor you would expect from the chuck. I thought this clod heart would be dry, (there was not a lot of fat on the cut to begin with-I saved what I could) but after chopping and blending in some au jus, this chopped beef is just awesome! I highly recommend picking one up if you see one and have a herd of hungry mouths to feed. This one could feed 25 easy.
     
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  10. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good swampy .
     
  11. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Chopsaw! T'was a long night for me tending the smokehouse. I think I got (3) 45 minute cat naps... I'm pooped and not long for bed...
     
  12. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well what ever I read from another site is tossed out the window. That looks freak'n fantastic Inda!!! It's now on the short list of things to do.

    Point for sure
    Chris
     
  14. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    <thumbs up>
    Thanks moto and gmc...
     
  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nothing like a Pile of Tasty Beef!!
    Nice Job!
    Like.

    Bear
     
  16. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They have these at GFS by me , and not bad on the price . Might run up there today .
    Whats on the bread / bun . Horseradish ? I just bought some Inglehoffer cream style . Right bite make ya blind . Be good on that beef . Nice cook .
     
  17. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's my staple horseradish.Easy to apportion/meter for my tastes.All Beaverton Foods products I've had have been very good.
     
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  18. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Garlic mayo....I'm not a horeradish fan, but I like wasabi. Use to have an old asian lady I could get some fresh....she grew it....
     
  19. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!