Wagyu chuck burnt ends

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Master of the Pit
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Oct 10, 2021
Seattle WA
I am having some people for dinner on tuesday and I think I have just enough meat. The meal will be about 5.5 lbs of strip loin roast and I'm feeding 9 people.

To make sure people are well fed, and the fact that I have never made them before I thought I would try chuck roast burnt ends as some candy for people to eat with cheese and wine before dinner. Costco has wagyu chuck roast, so I figured why not.

Question is, can I smoke this the day before to just before I add the sauce, rest and refrigerate and finish the day of the party?

Also, i only have a pellet grill and get best smoke at 150°. Is the constraint that I have to pay attention to is to have the surface of the meat at 140° in 4 hours or is it the center of the meat at 140° in the 4 hours?


Master of the Pit
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May 13, 2013
Little Elm, TX
You should be fine smoking the day before and then cube them up and finish them with some sauce in a pan on either a hot grill or oven on the day you are going to serve.

- Jason


Meat Mopper
May 8, 2016
I'd recommend cubing them up before you even start smoking them. There are a few other threads on this board showing success doing that, check it out!

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