My first chuck roast...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokinron, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Yesterday I smoked my first chuck pot roast and received a unanimous thumbs-up (licked clean) from the whole family. I wanted to thank "The Dude" for his "Chuckies for Dummies" guidance - I very much appreciated it.

    Started by pulling my 5 1/2lb chuck pot roast out of the fridge at 6:45am to let it get to room temperature.

    I then rubbed it with EVOO and a generous dusting of Montreal Steak Seasoning.

    Then, off to the smoker (Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain) at 7:55am, which was up to temperature (230 deg). I went easy on the wood chips and only had smoke for the first couple hours.

    Here is a photo about 2.5 hour into cooking. I just opened it up for a Qview opportunity. I let the roast get to 165 deg (this happened around 2:00pm) and then I wrapped it in foil and back into the smoker.

    Yesterday happened to be a very rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest (surprised?) but during one of the rain breaks I took this shot out beyond the smoker in the backyard. I really enjoy fall colors...

    I finally pulled the wrapped Chuck roast from the smoker at 5:00pm when it was showing just a hair over 200 deg and put in a cooler to set. At 6:20 (as a result of extreme pressure from the family - my boys were hungry) I took it out of the cooler, unwrapped it and pulled half of it. Funny, the family was drawn to the wonderful aromal like moths to a light.

    My first Chuck roast was a success - glad I bought a few of them when they were on sale!
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great and congrats on your first.........and beautiful colors!
  3. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job on your first chuckster, looks really good!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Ron!
    Congrats on such a successful and delicious looking smoke. Glad all enjoyed it, nothing like a delicious shredded chuckie.
    [​IMG]for a job well done.
  5. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks really good. Chucks are some of my fav to do...And Dude is always willing to help...[​IMG]
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's because The Dude Abides...
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats a great looking chuck there Ron. [​IMG]for sure on your first of many chuckies to come. Now you know why we all here love to caught those things on sale and load up.
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations and [​IMG]for your first chuckie. From the looks of the comments from your family it was a very successful first run. Glad I could I help. We'll be looking forward to your next run since you stocked up.

    If you're up for it, on the next one, maybe let that smoke run thin and blue up to the point where you foil and see how you like it that way. You'll get better smoke penetration. I can't remember, what wood did you use on this one?

    But it sure looks delicious. Made a sandwich tonight with some of my frozen stash. Trees look nice too. I've got 2 red maples in my backyard and one in the front that were bright red a few days ago, now they're dropping leaves like crazy.
  9. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Ron. Great looking chuckie...
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Ron, Looks great.[​IMG]
  11. iadubber

    iadubber Meat Mopper

    You're hooked now! It took me forever to try a chuckie, but now it's my favorite meat to do.

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