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Offline DarqMan

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Smoked beef chuck roast?
« on: May 03, 2010, 05:57:39 pm »
I've never smoked a chuck roast, but I've got 5 pounds of it (2 x 2.5lb) in the freezer and was thinking about an experiment. 

Has anyone ever smoked a beef chuck roast?  Any suggestions on how to prepare prior to smoking?
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 06:21:51 pm »
They are a fun smoke.

You can either bring it to a lower temp 150* and below

and slice it and have like roast beef. Or

You can bring it up to 180'sh and slice like a brisket. Or

You can do like to 200 IT and have pulled beef.

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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 06:36:59 pm »
CRG, what's your time estimate for the 2 pieces to get them to the stage where they can be pulled? I'm thinking about running the cabinet temp @ 225 or so...
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 06:43:13 pm »
They cook pretty quick.

Around 5 hrs depending on how thick they are.

Are they like 1 1/2 " ?

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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 06:45:17 pm »
Actually they are more like 2" thick.  That's why I grabbed them, they looked nice.
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 06:47:35 pm »
That is a nice thickness.

If you have two, might try two different ways.


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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 07:02:30 pm »
That's a good idea.  I'll do them on the same day, they're in the same package and will be thawed together. I can take one out early for sampling and make adjustments to the other based on what I find. Sounds like fun!
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 07:06:58 pm »
That's a good idea.  I'll do them on the same day, they're in the same package and will be thawed together. I can take one out early for sampling and make adjustments to the other based on what I find. Sounds like fun!

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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 07:19:38 pm »
Roger that... I'm thinking about going simple with some black pepper, touch of salt and just a couple hours of pecan.
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 09:50:36 pm »
maybe a tad of garlic and onion powder.

a tad!

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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 08:29:37 am »
I have done the chuckies both ways, sliced and pulled. Here is the link to one of my smokes:
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=15374.msg183389#msg183389

I also did barbacoa two weeks ago and I was very pleased
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=15554.msg185600#msg185600

Hope this helps!!!
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Re: Smoked beef chuck roast?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 05:22:48 pm »
Some good pics in that thread... Now I'm hungry.

Appreciate the tips.  I'll be sure to post on my progress when the smoking starts!
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