Today I'm doing a 16 pound choice chuck roll that I got at Sam's Club on my SM045. I've never cooked one before. I've read everything I could find on this forum and have decided to cook it whole instead of cutting it in half.
I took it out of the freezer about 15 hours ago but it's still mostly frozen. I was able to insert the temp probe without too much resistance.
I'm cooking it at 225 degrees. I figure it may take close to 24 hours but I'm in no rush. I think that I may put it in an aluminum pan once it get to about 160 degrees or at the 12 hour mark whichever comes first. Slathered it with mustard and Cookshack's brisket rub. Only had one piece of hickory left so I added some pecan.
I really hope I don't screw up this big expensive piece of heaven. Wish me luck!