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Old 09-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Ribs and beef for the 'Bama/A&M game

I have been asked to smoke some food for ~20 people watching the 'Bama/A&M game. Others will be bringing side dishes.



For meats the want ribs and brisket. To avoid being out there all day, I am recommending ribs and shredded chuck roast.



With 4 full spare racks, how much chuck do you think I need? 5 pounds too much?
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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That isn't a lot of ribs per person. Sounds like beef will be the big part of the meal. Assuming you mean 5 pounds pre-cook, I think you might even need more. Leftovers will be good on Sunday if they are still there. I would go with 8 lbs or so, but that is just me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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I fat fingered it, I meant 7 racks of spares. My plan is for 1/3 a rack per person. Think I still need 8 pounds of chuck? If so, I was thinking of going with 2 four pounders for more bark and a quicker cook time.

Should be able to wrap the entire cook up in 6 hours at ~275 or am I off the mark?
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Your timing sounds right, and I agree on doing two smaller chucks. I still would rather play it safe and go with 8 lbs (unless you know there are going to be a ton of substantial sides). Don't forget to leave some time to rest and pull the chuck before serving.
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The team you are rooting for might have some bearing on the amount of food needed. When Alabama commences whoopin' on Johnny-football A&M fans might lose their appetite.
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The team you are rooting for might have some bearing on the amount of food needed. When Alabama commences whoopin' on Johnny-football A&M fans might lose their appetite.
LOL. I don't have a dog in the fight. 'Bama rolled VaTech two weeks ago. I just want a good close game and to drum up some business for my budding catering venture.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #7
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LOL. I don't have a dog in the fight. 'Bama rolled VaTech two weeks ago. I just want a good close game and to drum up some business for my budding catering venture.
That was one, damn, ugly win too, I will admit. Considering that sides AND beer will be involved sounds like you have enough meat. Extra never hurts, but hey.
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And above and best of all "No Teasip's"

Best wishes for a great cook-out.
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And above and best of all "No Teasip's"

Best wishes for a great cook-out.
Hey, now! ;) \m/

Still got my horns up after being bullied by the Mormons. They aren't as high as I normally keep 'em, but they're still up ;)

Go 'Bama! Roll Tide!
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The team you are rooting for might have some bearing on the amount of food needed. When Alabama commences whoopin' on Johnny-football A&M fans might lose their appetite.
The outcome will be the same from a year ago.
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A&M is like the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. In the words of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto : "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
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Hey!! We sent Bama Harvey U.

Gig Em Aggies-Roll Damn Tide.

I just want it to be a great game and not decided by a Zebra, either way, with a bad call.
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The outcome will be the same from a year ago.
Manziels going to make Bama look like every other Big 12 team.... Woah...too soon?
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Don't forget to take pics....
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This town is crazy this week. Crazier than a normal home game week. I started seeing RV's roll in about Tuesday. One friend of mine sold two of his tickets for $790 each and another friend bought 4 tickets for $550 each. CRAZYNESS!!! I plan on tailgating in the shadows of Kyle Field Saturday morning/afternoon, then probably move in to my theater with the A/C, a cold one and a 120" screen.

As for the OP, might as well make it an even 8 racks and 8 pound Chuck. During a 3 hour game with 20 peeps, there won't be any leftovers.
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