Chuckies on the Weber Kettle Today

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by woodcutter, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I put 2 Chuckies on the Weber Kettle grill today for a slow ride. I put a water pan in the middle and am burning the coal using the minion method. I have chunks of red oak every few inches. I guess I had the beginning a little too close to the end because it jumped about 3". Even lit at both ends the water pan is keeping the temps reasonable around 230°.




    To go off topic, we are having some logging done in our woods so my brother and I went out to see what was going on. Here are a few pictures.





    There is an honest 36" of snow but these tracks on the forwarder don't even slow down. There is processor set up the same but I didn't see it today. The ground must froze or these machines will tear things up and hinder new growth. This heavy snow this year worked out good for us as the tracks don't even touch the ground. They just ride on top of the snow pack.


    The deer are hurting for food because of the snow and are now eating all the tops. They don't leave at all and hardly stop chewing when they are looking back at me.



    Chuckies are foiled at 160 and still on the grill.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking country.

    Oh chuckies look good too.   [​IMG]
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Chuckies! Gonna be a tasty meal!
     
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guy! I was thinking of naming this thread "Chuckies on the Maxi" The food you guys are putting out on your mini's reminds me of how the Weber cooks.
     
  5. Looks good so far - I'm in  [​IMG]  
     
  6. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    Love the idea of thinning out the trees.  Beautiful land.  It's hard to do with hardwoods here in the south due to shallow root damage that is caused by equipment running over soft, warm soil.  I can see where a good snowpack makes for a good cushion of that happening to the younger trees up there.

    Hardwood forests are disappearing in the south.  It's easier to plant pines here than replace them with hardwoods.  Pines grow quicker and tap root runs deep rather than broad for water.

    Two good looking second year does in that pic.  We generally drill seed into our logging roads when we are finished to feed the deer that are left and attract others back.  Couldn't see if either was pregnant, but it didn't look like it.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great things:

    Living in a beautiful place.

    Cooking great food.

    Enjoy, you deserve it!

    Disco
     
  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well.......umm.... I burned them while they were in the foil. I'm such a sucker for broken down collagen. I had black terrible tasting bark. I had SPOG and a little chilli powder on it. However the inside was well seasoned and very moist. A lot of the fat and collagen did break down. I had to trim the burned edges but we still had a good supper. I keep coming back to liking to make my chuck roasts made in the DO with a little beef bullion even better with a small pork roast. I should have put them in the cooler and not back on the heat. Lesson learned!



    Oh well.
     
  9. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I spoke too soon you guys do much better on your mini's.
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nah, I still need help on breaking the fat down too.

    I don't foil thou.

    It looks good.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  11. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My grandpa bought this land in 1964 after it was clear cut 10 years before. He kept up on it by himself and we had the first harvest in 1993. Some big beautiful trees went at that time. This time we are thinning and making a little room for growth and allowing some light to the forest floor. We are going to plant some kins of seed mix that my brother uses on the roads.
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty country, and say what you will, I see nothing wrong with that meat, well except I didn't get a sandwich! 

    I'd be happy to sit down to that, any day!
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me Woodcutter ! I think ya done a good job and like Foam said, I'd have some of that any day !
     
  14. Still looks really good to me - I sure wouldn't shy away from eating it!  [​IMG]  
     
  15. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys! At least is was still moist after cutting the crust off, just made me mad at the time.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We are always our own worst critics. No one would have noticed at the table had you not told them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014

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