Chuck Eye Roll Q-View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by arnie, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Many thanks to SOB and Pops for your help on this one.

    I rubbed it down with Lea & Perrins Thick Worcestershire Sauce and Jeff’s Naked Rib Rub, wrapped it with plastic wrap, and put it back in the fridge overnight

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    I wanted to smoke the chuck eye to an internal temperature of 200⁰ for pulling. I started out smoking at 225, but after 5 hours it was only 155so I kicked it up to 250and smoked it for another hour. Because it was time to eat I pulled it off at 165⁰ and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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    I was surprised by how fast the chuck eye got cold.

    Even though I could see the juice running out of as I cut it I thought it was a tad too dry for my liking, but everyone else thought it was just right.

     

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     I used 1 chunk of hickory and 1 chunk of cherry for the smoke. the cherry was a good addition, but I think it could have used a touch more hickory.

     

    I expected more flavor out of this cut than what it came out with. It was ok and everyone liked it, but either I’m getting more critical of my work or my critics are getting easier to please.

     

     Thanks for looking

     

     

     

     
     
  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great. [​IMG]
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I 2nd that comment ... bet that flavor was awesome!

    p.s. most of us here are pretty critical of our work so you're fitting right in [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would have taken it off at 140°, let it rest for 30 min then carved it. yummm
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Arnie!

    I would have pulled it at 138˚ myself, and let it coast a couple degrees, but it still looks great.

    I can't think of any beef I pull between 140˚ and 195˚.

    Hey, everybody liked it, and it's not like you'll never get a chance to do another one!

    Thanks for some great Qview too,

    Bear
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Like Pops says I would take a hunk of meat like that to only 135° (personally) and then let it rest for 30 minutes or so and then carve away. Now a bigger hunk of meat like a brisket or a chuck roast have alot of connective tissues that you need to break down. Not like this eye roll, prime rib they are much more denser hunks of meat and they just need to be cooked and not broken down they are already tender to start with.
     
  7. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    LOL. Thanks, I must really be starting to fit in.

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    Good point, and I have this one's sister in the freezer

     

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    My original plan was to pull it around 135° - 140°, but after giving it a hard visual the smaller end appeared to have a lot of connective tissue in it I wanted to break down.

    After dinner I carved the rest of it and the second half (about 2" more than what I had already carved for the picture) did end up having quite a bit of connective tissue in it.

    It was like a totally different piece of meat.

    Luckily I started carving on the big end first

    I'm thinking about a puff pastry for the leftovers

    Thanks for the comments
     
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Something must be wrong with the mail...I don't remember getting an invite to this awesome looking piece of meat.
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks darn good to me, I bet ya didn't have leftovers.
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke- I agree with pulling it at 135 for me but remember - this was yours not ours, Glad it turned out well for ya 
     
  11. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

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    Dude, I don’t know what happened. when your mailman unexpectedly showed up he said the thought he delivered it
    When I went back to make puff pastries with the leftovers they were gone. I’m thinking the Dude found his invitation
    Like I said my original plan was to pull it around 135° - 140°, but after giving it a hard visual the smaller end appeared to have a lot of connective tissue in it I wanted to break down.

    After dinner I carved the rest of it and the second half (about 2" more than what I had already carved for the picture) did end up having quite a bit of connective tissue in it.

    It was like a totally different piece of meat, but it was all good.

    Thanks for the comments
     
     

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