View Full Version : Just Threw on 26lbs of Chuck.

08-04-2012, 04:55 AM
Pulling an all nighter and smoking the chuck for a Family get together tomorrow. We're expecting to have 24 total so this should be plenty. I injected it with amazingribs beef injection and rubbed it with his "Big Bad Beef Rub". It took up more space than I expected. Hopefully it'll cook alright. I'll be rotating it every so often.


08-04-2012, 05:09 AM
Good start! You might start your temps a little higher than normal, you'll. Have condensation with that. Much meat.

08-04-2012, 05:21 AM
An allnighter is right! That's a lot of meat for a little COS! You'll be refuelling that baby pretty regularly!

Good luck! I love smoked Chuck. That's gonna be fantastic!



08-04-2012, 05:23 AM
Thanks. The problem though is that this smoker with the mods I've done it hold about 235-225 hot side to exhaust side. I started early (I think) so hopefully it'll be done in time.

El Ropo
08-04-2012, 05:52 AM
It's gonna be a long.. long.. long.. long.. cook at those temps.

Crank up the heat. 225 is an internet myth. Farking interwebs strike again. Hang around here and listen.

Normal cooking temps should be in the 275 range. Faster cooks with better results.

08-04-2012, 05:58 AM
Well I am using kingsford comp for the first time. They are said to burn hotter. I'm also keeping a welding blanket on the cooking chamber and I'm keeping the basket full. I'm also using mesquite lump.

08-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Well, I managed to get it up to around 275. I should be able to keep it there.

08-04-2012, 06:21 AM
If you have any good smoking wood, that will help if you can get it burning before you add it to the firebox, that will be good. Your aim with this one is to actually have a smaller fire burning farkin hot, and refuelling often. All vents open.. That will get that big load of meat going better, and a cleaner fire too!



08-04-2012, 06:57 AM
I'm starting the wood and charcoal in a chimney. Seems to work good.