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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Smoked Chuckie!


I love Mike's cuz when I walk in I know exactly what to expect - good, consistent quality. Last Saturday, I bought a 7-bone chuckie and decided I'd smoke and pull it for Sunday's feast.


Just look at it. What a hunk of meat! 


Recently, I bought some Kosmo's Beef Injection. I always inject my shoulders, but never have I injected my beef.  Heard some good things about Kosmo's so I thought I'd give it  a try.


Mixed the Kosmo's with unsalted beef stock and heated it the microwave for a few seconds so it'd mix better.


I injected it in a one-inch grid pattern, wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge overnight.


The next day I rubbed it with my own beef rub and dialed the Chargriller Outlaw to 325*. Thought I'd try fast and hot vs. the usual low and slow. Sometimes you just gotta try different things.


I love my Chargriller Outlaw and for the money it was a good buy. That being said, it's about time I step it up. I've been eyeball'n Lang and Meadowcreek stick burners.  Next year, I will upgrade.

After about an hour and a half....


Took it off at 190*. Not sure what I was thinking cuz it wasn't pullable. Should have let it ride on up to 195-199*. I guess I was overly anxious...


...and as a result, I had to cut it into slices and man, it was tender nonetheless. Nice smoke ring too.

I chopped the rest and placed it onto some freshly baked kaiser rolls. Served it with Broccoli slaw, seasoned fries, pepper jack abts and an Oldstyle of course.


Happy Friday!






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