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Chuck Roll Questions

ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
After reading the discussion about cooking a Chuck Roll, I decided that I wanted to give it a try. I went to Costco today and bought an 18 Lb Chuck Roll (Cert. Angus Beef, USDA Choice $3.79/lb). 

I'm thinking about cutting it in half lengthwise and freezing 1/2 and cooking the other.

My plan is to cook at about 250 raised indirect until 160, then wrap in foil, and cook until it passes the tenderness check.  Does anyone have an idea of how long it might take for a 9 lb roll?  When I've done brisket it takes about 1.5 hours/lb but I don't know how long to expect on this hunk of beef.

My plan is to try and slice it like a brisket but I'll also probably pull some of it.
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Barry, Lancaster, PA

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    edited October 2017
    It's tough to have your cake and eat it too. Sliced or pulled. You could get it to where it's right at the brink but it's a difficult task to have it both pulled and sliced.
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    @NPHuskerFL,

    Thanks for the advice.  I'd prefer it sliced but pulled would be OK.  I know there are a couple of different sections of the Chuck Roll and I thought that some parts might slice and others would better be pulled.  I'm most interested in roughly how long it will take so I can plan when to put it on the egg.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    I wouldn't cut it down, but freeze the left overs, half the fun is the big chunk o meat, there are also several cuts if meat in there....you could slice and pull, there are smaller sections that get done quicker...since you are foiling and choice about 1 hr per lb...but the meat will dictate ....you can always bump temp..

    Any long cook I give my self a few hours of latitude , if its slow I bump it, if its fast I lower it
    Visalia, Ca
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    @lkapigian,

    I'm considering cutting it in half to make the cooking time less and I don't need that much cooked all at once. I'd rather cook the other half and eat it freshly cooked rather than as leftovers.

    I'll probably cook it some day next week and am looking forward to it.

    Thanks for the advice
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    edited October 2017
    Shiff said:
    @lkapigian,

    I'm considering cutting it in half to make the cooking time less and I don't need that much cooked all at once. I'd rather cook the other half and eat it freshly cooked rather than as leftovers.

    I'll probably cook it some day next week and am looking forward to it.

    Thanks for the advice
    give it a good trim, theres a good clean center section about 10 pounds plus minus for a low and slow, the rest is good for burgers, beef stew, chili etc.
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
    That's a huuge chuck.
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,671
    That's a huuge chuck.
    Which weighs more?  A pound of chuck or a pound of feathers?
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    That's a huuge chuck.
    Which weighs more?  A pound of chuck or a pound of feathers?
    same as a henway
    Visalia, Ca
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 759
    lkapigian said:
    That's a huuge chuck.
    Which weighs more?  A pound of chuck or a pound of feathers?
    same as a henway
    More than a piecost?
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    SamIAm2 said:
    lkapigian said:
    That's a huuge chuck.
    Which weighs more?  A pound of chuck or a pound of feathers?
    same as a henway
    More than a piecost?
    Ha!
    Visalia, Ca
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,671
    lkapigian said:
    That's a huuge chuck.
    Which weighs more?  A pound of chuck or a pound of feathers?
    same as a henway
    What's a henway?  Bwwwwaaahahahaa!
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    Back to a question about a Chuck Roll.

    I read that most people were wrapping it in foil at an IT of 160.  Has anyone tried using butcher paper instead.  Would it help preserve the bark better?
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
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