tryin some pulled beef today

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stobra34, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. stobra34

    stobra34 Newbie

    so i picked up a chuck roast yesterday, got a rub on it over nite and plan on starting up the smoker here in a few minutes. after seeing some pictures of choices ppl have made for their pulled beef, i believe i may have chosen a roast that does not have quite enough marble going for it. 

    id like to be able to pull this very easily when its done, but im afraid i'm already up the creek cause of my poor meat selection. any tips to assure extra tender meat??

    a recipe i have said i should keep it tightly wrapped in foil while on the smoker...now, i haven't been smoking that long, but wouldn't that keep all the smoke from getting to the meat?? should i set a rack below to catch all the drippings then add that to wrapped in foil?? 
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Chuckies are great pulled. Smoke till 140 and wrap in foil with some liquid and take it to 200, let rest for an hour or two wrapped in a towel and pull away. [​IMG]
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It may not look like it has enough fat in it for pulling, but if it's a chuck roast it does. Just smoke it on the grate without foil until the internal temp gets to 165, & yes put a pan under it to catch the drippings with beef broth, onions & garlic in it. I like to put a little Worsteshire sauce in it too. Then wrap it in foil with some liquid. You don't need much, just a couple oz. of the drippings will do fine. Then put it back on the smoker until it reaches 205 IT. Leave it in the foil & let it rest on the counter for 1/2 hour or so then pull it. 
     
  4. stobra34

    stobra34 Newbie

    thanks for the tips...just pulled it, was at 150...wrapped it up and threw it back on the smoker...now should i keep adding my mesquite chunks or just hold the the temp steady?? can the smoke still get into the meat?
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got any pics of the finished product?
     
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I still take them to 160 to 170 before wrapping, but even though there are 7 types of chucks, I found the best thing to assure they will pull is taking them to a 210º internal temp.

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    This one pulled great.
     

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