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4 pound chuckie..

Making some barbacoa on the egg for the first time. I usually over night a Chuck in an oven bag in a crock pot over night, but want to try the egg.

I got a bone in, thinking that would be good, but I'm reading it may come out tough. We'll see. Going to do indirect at 250 to 165 it, then foil and bring to around 205ish. Should be fine by around 5 am, ready for flour tortillas and some fresh salsa (breakfast at 9)

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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,198

    I've had good luck cooking them cooking 4 or 5 hrs indirect with a foil drip pan with spacers between the pan and the platesetter, then I put the roast in the pan with the drippings and foil it.  Cook for another 3 or 4 hrs and it will fall apart.



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  • I did a 10 lb beef clod foiling at 175' and it pulled nicely as can be at 205. Took forever, though.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,337
    Thanks guys. I foiled at 160, then pulled at 205, still tough. I should have gone longer before foiling, or finished with a braise like you guys did. I pulled it at 2 am - about 5 hours.

    I'm reheating it now in a quarter inch of water, let's see if a couple hours helps out. I'm definitely in recovery mode!

    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,337
    About half of the Chuck got tender and made good barbacoa. Not great, but good. My crock pot barbacoa is beefier in flavor with just salt added. I'm still braising that last part to see what happens, but that's in science project mode. I think a regular Chuck would have been better.
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  • the braise after the smoke is where it's at with chuckie. I can't get them as tender as i like without it.
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