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Old 08-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Pulled Pork -> Shredded Beef

I am wondering what cut of meat I can buy and smoke in the same fashion as a Pork Shoulder to leave me with a smoked shredded beef. Is Brisket the only cut, or the recommended cut?

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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You could try chuck. It's roughly the same part of the front shoulder as the butt for pulled pork. It has a good amount of fat and connective tissue.

Someone with more BBQ experience will chime in to answer with more experience.
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Thats what I use ! Very good.

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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A few times I have been dozing at the final temp. point for briskets and they have gone up to around 205 degrees (Darn temp. gauge alarm just isn't loud enough some days).

At that point it shredded pretty nicely.

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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Brisket or chuck will work. However never as good as pork IMO!
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Brisket or chuck will work. However never as good as pork IMO!

Pork Rules --- !!!!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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Ever try "burnt ends" ? Not to sway you .

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I too would vote for chuck here. Don't rush the cooking process though. You want to cook it long enough to shred. If it doesn't shred it's not done.
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So if we mostly agree that chuck is a good choice, how come no one ever hears about chuck as a standard in the BBQ world?
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Brisket is the gold standard in the Beef BBQ world. Chuck is an alternative, and while it can be good, not as good as brisket IMO.
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