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Bone in chuck roast ? Am I doing this right

grege345grege345 Posts: 3,223
So I seasoned up a 4lb chuck roast this morning and went outside nod lit the egg. The roast sat for an hour at room temperature for an hour while I got the temp settled in at 250. So here is the question. I put it in an hour ago and it's already sitting at 160 degrees. Should I be worried? Should I expect a stall shortly? Should I still wrap at 165 degrees and wrap? Getting a little nervous here
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,269
    That seems very fast to me. How are you checking your temp?? I did 2 chuckies yesterday and it took 5 or so hrs to hit 160IT cooking at 250 grid temp

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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,223
    Using a maverick. Hasn't let me down yet and the dome therm was just calibrated. I'm wondering if its the bone. It's only like 2-1/2 inches thick. This roast is not store bought. It's from half a cow I get each year
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,718
    edited June 2013
    Seems fast to me too, but if it's thin and 4 lbs, I guess it's possible.  Personally, I wouldn't wrap it. Cook it just like pork shoulder but take it off a little higher, like 205-210.  Then pull it, it'll be great.

    Just to be safe, when you're done, boil some water and check your Maverick to make sure it's reading right so you can be confident in your readings for next time.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,223
    @ChokeOnSmoke I wish I had read that about an hour ago. It stalled at around 165 for about an hour. That made me happy but once it hit 167 I had a decision to make. Wrapping has been pretty popular with chuck roasts so that's what I did. I put it in a pan with a package of Lipton onion soup mix and some Italian dressing. Heats been moving up quick since I wrapped. Right now it's at 200. I'll be checking with a skewer here in a few minutes
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I was very suprised on how s-l-o-w beef cooks for pulling!
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,223
    Well didn't turn out very good. Chucked most of it. Never broke down enough to pull. IT was 208 when I was done. Can't win them all. Maybe it was too thin. Maybe the bone in it hurt. Any ideas? Next time ill do with a store bought chuck
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,718
    grege345 said:
    Well didn't turn out very good. Chucked most of it. Never broke down enough to pull. IT was 208 when I was done. Can't win them all. Maybe it was too thin. Maybe the bone in it hurt. Any ideas? Next time ill do with a store bought chuck
    Sorry to hear that.  Mine usually finish at about 205-210 but I've taken the stubborn ones up to 215 - you just never know with beef.  The specific cut is important too.  There's so many different names for "chuck roast".  I've found that bottom roast and top roast don't pull well at all. At grocery stores, look for chuck roast, pot roast or clod.  Better yet, ask the butcher what they call "beef shoulder".  Good luck next time, once you nail one, it'll be one of the best things you've ever had on the egg!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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