Pulled Beef

Everybody knows how good pork butts are done in the Bradley! MMMMmmm…Good! I have never got around to trying pulled beef so I decided to do it this weekend, and I gotta say it was not a disappointment! It turned out fantastic! Here’s how it went.


  • 6 – 10 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Cider vinegar

Dubby’S Rib Rub

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C paprika
  • 1/4 C salt (you can use reduced -sodium salt)
  • 3 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp celery seed powder
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

(Make enough for a 10 pound chuck)

Seasoned and ready to smoke.


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
    Any left over rub can be stored in an air-tight container.
  2. Next wash the surface of the meat with cider vinegar, and apply rub.
  3. Place in a 210°F preheated smoker, and apply 4 hours of hickory smoke.
  4. When the internal temperature hits 160°F, remove meat from the smoker boat it in a foil pan with some apple juice and covered it with foil.
  5. Return to smoker and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 195°F. Remove from smoker and FTC for 3 or more hours.
    If you like, you can take the internal temperature up to 200°F – 205°F
    Over all time was around 20 hours, plus FTC for 3 more hours.
  6. Shred with two forks. Serve as part of a main dish, or use for sandwiches.
    Freeze leftovers for later use.

From Mr. Walleye