First chuckie question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by garretthall29, May 21, 2010.

  1. garretthall29

    garretthall29 Fire Starter

    Im gonna do my first chuckie tomorrow along with some other things. I was at the grocery this morning and took a look at the chuck roasts they had and they all were 2-3lbs and only 2-3 inches thick. Am I wrong in assuming that I need something bigger than this?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well for me I like to have them around the 7lb range. But I like to have some leftovers. Now for you I dont know how many will be eating this thing. Now I would get alittle bigger one for you haven't had one before and I know when you taste how good this hunk of meat is you will wish you could have found a 10lber I know seen it been there done that and have the shirt too.
  3. rc1991

    rc1991 Smoke Blower

    I've only done 2 chuckies so far but I haven't been able to find them bigger than 3 lbs but that was at the grocery. Maybe a butcher shop would have bigger?
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, throw a couple of them in there. I do them from 3 to 6 lbs usually.
  5. garretthall29

    garretthall29 Fire Starter

    Im not necessarily concerned about the total weight.I just didn't think it would turn out right. I couldnt imagine if a "butt" was only a couple inches thick, regardless of the weight, that it would turn out as awesome as a normal one.
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well you will find it might get done quicker, so remember your temp probe.
  7. garretthall29

    garretthall29 Fire Starter

    thanks for the feedback everyone.... I'll be taking pics tonight and all day tomorrow..and will be post my first Qview!

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