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Pulled Beef Cook Time?

SeideggerSeidegger Posts: 73
edited 9:33PM in EggHead Forum
How long (approximately) will it take to cook 16lb of a chuck roast for pulled beef? Any suggestions on how to cook it? Really need help if anyone has any experience!
-Thanks in advance.


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Here are excerpts from my post a few weeks ago:

    I cooked 40#'s, 18 chuck roasts for our office lunch earlier this week. Look for the recipe for Clay Q's pulled beef.

    Here are the steps bacon on top of roast and cook indirect at 250 for 5 hrs (approx) until internal temp is 160. I used cherry for smoking wood. chuck roast in Dutch oven with some oil on the bottom, then place bacon in pan and then the roast. Add enough liquid ie beer, beef broth, water or a combination to cover half of the roast. I also like to add sliced onions at this point. Cook indirect covered until meat reaches 215 internal.

    3....pull beef and discard fat. Take broth and deglaze. Add back pulled beef, bacon & cooked onion some broth and your favorite BBQ sauce for another 2 hrs in the DO. Cook at 250 indirect. Eat & enjoy
  • Can't use bacon, the reason I am doing pulled beef instead of pork is because some guests don't eat pork.

    One 16lb chuck roast = how much time?

    Not the same as 4 4lbers? right?
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,654
    my best guess (never cooked one that big, only 8 to 10 [pounders) would be 15/18 hours at 250 dome. never seen anyone cook one that big here, the bbq forum might be a good place to do a search or ask as some there do cook them. i would wrap in foil 170/180 and continue cooking til about 205/210 tender.
  • 16 pounds!! That's pretty big. Is there an advantage to cooking one that big? Could you cut it in half and save a bunch of time? You're going to pull it anyway.
  • I actually wanted it that big so that I don't have to start it at 3am...I wanted to comfortably set and stabilize the temp well before to rest up for the tailgate
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