2 Chuckies. 1 for payback, 1 for me! With Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by the dude abides, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Back Story
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    Hello there my fellow smokers! Last week I came home from work early to get ready to go to the visitation for my grandfather who passed away. When I got here I noticed that someone had mowed my front yard. Then I heard the mower going out back. I thought how nice of my 17 year old to do that for me.

    Well I got in the house and sure enough there he was sitting on the couch playing on the computer watching TV. I looked out the back window and there's my neighbor, mowing my lawn and cleaning up the leaves. After I looked at my kid with disgust, I went out back and said "Rick, what are you doing?" He said, "Well I saw in the paper about your grandpa, and thought maybe you might be needing a little hand getting this done."

    What a super guy he is! I told him to stop and that I'd have plenty of time to do it over the weekend (it really wasn't bad at all, except for all the dog poo). He said "No problem, just wanted to help." I said "Man, I owe you bigtime, don't I?" He mentioned that maybe next time I fire up the smoker maybe I could throw a little something his way.

    No problem neighbor....

    The wife is out of town this weekend with the two little ones. So me and the oldest have a full weekend of getting the "honey-do" list wittled down before the snow flies. In addition, today I'm smoking a small variety of things to payback the neighbor, have dinner, and stock the freezer. I've haven't smoked in a few weeks, so I figured I'd come back with guns a blazin'.

    I started out with 2 chuckies, a #3 and a #4. I realized I was out of EVOO so I used Worsteschire Sauce and Montreal Steak Seasoning.

    Here they are after rubbing. I stacked them on top of each other before wrapping in Saran Wrap and set them in the fridge for a couple of hours to marinate.

    Using the Minion Method on the WSM with Seven Oaks lump and apple wood chunks. This picture is for mballi3011. He and I did an exchange a couple weeks back and he included a Florida Gator t-shirt. So once I washed the stink off of it (LOL just teasing, my Hawks lost today [​IMG][​IMG]) I promised I'd wear it for my next cook. Here's the meat going down.


    The smaller one is on top with a rack of St. Louis ribs. The #4 is on the bottom rack.


    I cooked to 165 internal, wrapped in foil and continued to cook to 205. I forgot to take a pict of the small one. But that one I shredded and put into a few vacu-bags and took to the neighbor along with some chicken and a few of the ribs.

    Here's the big one getting ready to pull. Should've used a bigger dish. LOL

    All pulled...

    Nice ring, great flavor. All-in-all another successful chuckie smoke. Here's my bags for the freezer after a couple of sammies.

    I'm beat. And I still got a ton to do tomorrow before she gets home. Cue the Darth Vader music here...

    Thanks for checking out my smoke. Be sure to go look for the rib
    "1st St. Louis ribs in quite a while with Qview"
    and chicken smokes.
    "First ever spilt chicken breasts w/ brine and Qview!
    They turned out great too.
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude, You have definately been busy today... The chuckies look great...[​IMG]
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Paul. Much appreciated!
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Again, another nice job.[​IMG]
  5. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude...looks awefully good....Great lookin queu
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, those were some pretty chucks you got. Don't know what you paid for them, but sure they were worth it! Liked that stacking method you did for the two, shows them off well.

    Once done, I could almost smell the big one through the monitor! Sure does look nice and better yet pulled. Oh for some mustard, swiss cheese and a couple of slices of bread...oh yeah! Well earned points, Dude!
  7. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Dude, another great smoke!!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    But I noticed you didn't give a straight up front shot of that T-shirt.....LMAO [​IMG]
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that shirt is you the jay. You could be a model for the GATORS who are almost there for the championship game with Alabama. The food looks great and you really have a nice neighbor too. One more time we are very sorry for the lost of your grand dad. You did your neighbor right with that chuckie.[​IMG]for the both of you.
  9. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the good comments and the Points too!

    Mark, don't get too used to seeing me in that shirt. LOL

    Great neighbor. He came over today to return the dishes I put the stuff in to take over. Then he started asking about the set-up, how it works, how much $ it takes to get started, etc. I think I may have a convert on my hands! He said he and his wife went nuts over the chicken and the ribs. He said they left the chuckie in the freezer bags for meals later this week.

    It was a great compliment
  10. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job man ....that is what it is all about,,,,to have good friends you must be a good friend....sorry for your Loss.

    Dude....You look just like Jeff Bridges If he was a Hippy. lol Oh sorry Dude , I re read the post your wearing a Orange shirt.....sorry
  11. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job dude.
  12. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well dude, like the ribs, that chuckie looks awesome. And what a nice neighbor. Not many people go out of their way to help others these days.
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the comments and the points. Much appreciated.

    I love chuckies. Great flavor and an easy smoke.
  14. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Looks and sound delicious. [​IMG]
  15. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude, you did those chuckies up right. That's how I do mine-Worcestershire sauce and the Montreal Steak Seasoning. I think for my next chuck, I'll toss in some Old Bay with the 'shire sauce and MSS. It ought to add another level of goodness.

    [​IMG]to ya!
  16. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Really great comeback Jay.
    And nice shirt [​IMG] Beautiful chuckies, and huge too! Went to do one a few days back and they only had one, somewhere around 2lbs for (if I am remembering correctly) almost $5lb!
    Glad I got to live vicariously through your chuckie smoke, nice to know you have such thoughtful and kind neighbors.
  17. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work Dude, we love our chuckies too.

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandfather. God Bless You and your Family.
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job Dude Nice to have good neighbors isn't it
  19. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the points evo. I really do appreciate that!

    Thanks Dutch. Means a lot coming from a master like you! Funny you mention the Old Bay. Honestly, I almost added that this time since I was doing them a little different. Normally I do EVOO with the Montreal Steak Seasoning, but alas I was out so I went with the Worcestershire. I don't know that I noticed much of a difference. I only let them rest for a couple of hours. Maybe if I gave it a longer nap. How long do nomally let them sit in the sauce?

    Thanks FiU. We've been getting them around here since summer for as low as $3.40 a pound. I think these two were around $3.85 a pound. But I don't buy them unless I can get a decent weight on them or it's just almst not worth doing.

    Thanks Pepe. I appreciate your thoughts. He was a good man.

    I love chuckies too. Certainly my favorite smoke...at least for the time being. LOL

    Thanks Scarbelly. Yeah we live in a great neighborhood. Everyone is pretty friendly.

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