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Beef Shoulder CLOD

edited 11:38AM in EggHead Forum
"CLOD" what I'm feeling right now. I've had my large BGE about a month now and I'm still learning "low and slow" with smoke. I thought I'd try a beef brisket, but all I saw in my local store was a 10 lb. Beef Shoulder CLOD. I thought brisket=shoulder, but now I see I am wrong. Should I cook it using the Beef Brisket recipe by Nature Boy in my BGE Operating Manual? Or is there another way? If it is going to cook for 10+ hours should I inject it with something? If so what? All help would be appreciated.


  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    unconundrum has done more clods than you can shake a fork at.. i will try to get you some help.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Clod is my favorite! I'm getting too old for the low and slow, and would bet some comp. guys would tell you they would never get to the judge's table if they did it that way.

    (Never mind how I treated it beforehand) I start brisket or clod indirect with heavy smoke at about 200 - 225 for about two hours. Smoke is really absorbed in the first couple of hours. Then wrap and kick up to 300+ with polder in place until internal temp is about 185/190. Then unwrap, stoke the fire, and sear (like Trex) for 1-2 minutes on each side. Then re-wrap and let rest.

    Probably totally unorthodox, but works for me. It's the way I like my brisket; fat and juicy. BTW, I never mess with flats...too dry, too quickly in my opinion.

    Send me a pic.

  • UnConundrumUnConundrum Posts: 536
    I do them at about 235.... till done ;) I trim it fairly well, getting the clumps of fat and silver skin out from between the muscles, and then I tie it back up. I love DP Red Eye Express on mine. Oh... I add about 4 chunks of wood, usually cherry, at the start. I injected one, but didn't really notice a difference.

    Here's a pile of beef we did for a community meal...



    Here's one seasoned up:


    Ready to take off the egg.


    Ready to slice:



  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    My freakin Kroger says they will not sell me a whole CLOD cause they break em down and make MUCH more money! :angry: I'm gonna try a local butchershop! :P
  • MetalheadMetalhead Posts: 668
    Steve Reichlen does a shoulder clod on BBQ "U". try to hulu online his show and you can see how he did it. I wanna know where I can buy a clod in Atlanta. ;)
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Restaurant Depot carries all the clods you could ever want in the Atlanta and many other areas.
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,313
    you can cook it like a pork butt. wrap at 180 and continue cooking til about 210. it will pull at those temps like pulled pork. i add a few tbls seltzer water for the foil stage, if you add any more liquid than that it will taste like a pot roast instead of pulled beef.
  • Thanks LawnRanger. This sounds interesting. -ArchaeoT
  • Wow, great photos. Clearly you are not intimidated by a pile of meat. Thanks for the advice.
  • I'll see if I can find the show. Thanks for the advice.
  • Thanks for the advice. Clearly I have some experimenting to do. Good point about pot roast.
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