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Unread 04-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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I usually find them in the just-under-5-pound range. That said, I cook them exactly how I would a boston butt, except the injection and rub is tailored for beef vs. pork. Mind you, a 5lb chuckie is much less thick than a 9lb butt. Where the 9lb butt takes right at 9 to 9.5 hours for me, the chuckie is less than 5, more like 4 to 4.5 hours... I tend to smoke it for about 3 hours then wrap it in foil for the last little while and let it rest for an hour or so to re-hydrate (like a butt). When done properly, the pulled beef has many of the wonderful characteristics that the pulled pork has, but it's BEEF. :-) Leftovers (I'm having trouble the last few years having any of these) make wonderful brunswick stew.
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Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.
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