If you’ve been tuning in to Barbecue Talk for a while you’ve probably noticed I’ve smoked several chuck roasts. There’s a reason for that. I love beef barbecue, but most beef barbecue, especially brisket, it pretty expensive around Alabama. Chuck roast is one of the cheaper cuts of beef around these parts, so I’ve set my mind to making the best roast beef barbecue I can… I mean good enough that it can stand shoulder to shoulder, haha, get it, with Boston Butt.
If you didn’t get it, a Boston Butt is actually a pork shoulder. If I remember correctly, in the old days, pork shoulders were shipped in barrels called “Boston Butts.” Also, another piece of useless trivia, we get the term “eating high on the hog” from eating pork shoulder.
But this is about chuck roast, not Boston Butts.
By the way, chuck roast is cut from the…