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OldBob
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 11:33 am    Post subject: My Friend Chuck (pic heavy) Reply with quote

Okay, I've been salivating to do another one of these since the last one turned out so good. I got home later than I wanted but I've got him ready to go.



Twenty-three pounds of beefy goodness.



Mr. Roll out of the cryovac.



Here he is trimmed to 17.75 lbs.



Here's why he trimmed out to 17.75. After I trimmed the neck for stew beef (upper right) SWMBO decided she wanted some steaks out of this one. Three Delmonico steaks in the front out of the chuck eye and more stew beef upper left from the under blade. Took 3 to 4 inches off the neck end.



A nice basic rub that works well with low & slow beef.



Here's Chuck, all slathered and rubbed.



Here he is in his plastic jammies, ready to go back in the fridge overnight.

More pics tomorrow as he progresses through the cook.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' Real Good OldBob!
Keep us posted!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I just know your gonna throw a couple of them steaks on the grill to hold you over til the big boy gets done, aren't you Question Question Question

I just love those "chuck eye" jewels---about my favorite steak Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

'Bout can't wait to see your smoker full of all that beefy goodness.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin Good OldBob! Gotta love a huge hunk of Beef, it's what's for supper!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice OldBob,can't wait to see some follow up pics of that chuck.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldBob

Looks great can't wait to see all the finish pics

Great start


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop teasing us like that Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldBob that looks like a damn fine meal in the making!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02 10 11:59 pm    Post subject: Good Morning All Reply with quote

Good Morning!

I know, it's closer to noon but I've been up and busy.

BluzQue: Thanks, updates below and throughout the cook.
charleso: Thanks, you know those "jewels" are going on the grill about 6:00 this evening after the wife gets home.
Sasperillyes: Thanks, sure do love a big ole honkn' hunk o' beef!
Canadian Bacon: Thanks, see below and check back now and again.
Boomer: Thanks, I can't wait to taste the finished product! Mr. Green
H-D: Sometimes the anticipation is better than the realization...but I hope not in this case.
Beertooth: Thanks, when I get a little whiff of the smoke it's smellin' real good about now.


Started prepping at about 7:00. Lit a chimney of Kingsford about 8:00 and put it in on top of a chimney of mixed Stubb's briquettes and Cowboy lump about 8:30. Outside temp 58.



Here's the Char-Griller ready to go.



Here's Chuck in his new home at 9:00.



At 9:30 the temp is back up...



...and the smoke is looking good. Outside temp 74.

The breeze kicks up every now and then and the temp will drop a bit. There's been one small spike to 256 when the Sun came over the tree tops and hit the Char-Griller full on. Lowest temp was about 205 at 11:00 when I put in another mixed chimney of Stubb's and lump.

Whew, nearly noon and I need to get a pan of beans going.

Later all.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 1:43 am    Post subject: 1:30 PM - 4 Hours In Reply with quote



Here's Chucky after 4 hours.



Along side a pan of beans.

Hmm...I can't find the pulled beef I held back from the last smoke to use in the beans. I wonder if the wife knows where it may have gone? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything looks great!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' mighty fine my Q--ing friend, I think I can smell it from here, wind must be just right. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that looks good. You didn't mention what time we were eating?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 6:16 am    Post subject: Beans Are Done! Reply with quote



Ohhh yeahhh. Looked (and tasted) so good I had to start another pan!

zysmith: Thanks, it smells even better!
eccho108: Thanks, the breeze it to the NW so I'm thinking maybe not but who knows?
Reggae Q: Dinner is about 6:00 PM tomorrow evening. If you leave now you might just make it. Wink

Hmm...Chucky seems to have hit a plateau at 151. I thought I had calibrated this thermometer. I think I'll break out the analogue one for a quick check.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bout ready to tell ya to put another pan of them beans on---I'm on the way---aw, shucks I gotta work tomorrow. That grub sure is making me hungry Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reggae swing by Poplar bluff, i'll meet ya there, I figure if we drive 130mph the entire way we can be there in time for good leftovers Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if I get there first Polock, there won't be nothing left but a smell with all them good looking beans Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 11:05 am    Post subject: 10:30 PM - In The Foil Reply with quote

13.5 hours and Chucky hits 165 and is ready to foil.







All foiled and tucked in. Now we wait...

reggae, polock, and charleso : It's a shame you couldn't fly the Concord here. You'd be able to get here before you left home.

Don't worry, I'll be sure to tell y'all how good it is! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW ... that thing could feed a village ... or me ... YUM!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03 10 3:33 pm    Post subject: Chuky's Done!! Reply with quote

3:15 AM Chuck was at 205. At 3:25 AM he was wrapped in towels and tucked into the cooler for a few hours sleep. Laughing

More pics in the morning when he's pulled.
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