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Old 09-22-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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I went and picked up a 8.75 lb butt from local grocery store. I did a apple juice/captain Morgan injection, and basic pork rub. Filled coal basket up with about 3/4 bag of lump. Was figuring on a 13.5 / 14 hr smoke. Had a little trouble getting drum to hold temp for the first 2 hrs ( was a tad breezy) however temp was always between 250-280. I prefer to smoke at 225-245. Once it did settle in....it held temp for whole smoke. Which is what I was shocked about...it took close to 18 hrs to get to 198..... Which I then pulled and wrapped in foil and stuck in cooler. I have never had one take that long.
It turned out GREAT ( probably my best yet) ....holds true every butt is different, but in the end their all NICE!
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:50 AM   #2
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Looks tasty from here, good job
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #3
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Like mentioned, looks good. For me when I do the butts at 225 degrees it takes 17 hrs vs 14hrs at 250 degrees on average. I use a drip pan under the butts. Both on my Acorn and my UDS. As far as the windy days, I ended up getting rid of my taller stand pipes due to that problem you experienced. Makes a big difference in ease of getting and holding temps for me.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:08 AM   #4
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Good looking Porkage there. I love my Drum for holding temps. for long smokes.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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I have never had one take that long, but it is what it is.......

And what it is is all good! Looking good, brother!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #6
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Looks great but check your therms. Butts take me less than an hour per lb...always
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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I did one yesterday in 8 hours. But I ran at 325.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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18HRS??? I'll stick with H&F. Me thinks you need to check your thermos calibration. That big pan of porky goodness is a nice reward for your patience.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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Not all butts are the same. Some butts need extra coaxing before they soften up

That with a little coleslaw and some sauce sounds awfully good for breakfast.
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