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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default $50 Craigslist find 1st smoke w/ pron

Well I have been a little busy of late. I had to move in order to save a little money in this time of economic distress. I came across a WSM in the Atlanta Craigslist about 10 or so days ago and even in the midst of moving and the lack of money in my bank account I thought at 50 bucks plus an hour drive to pick it up there was no way I could pass this puppy up.
So here she is during her first smoke ... with me last Saturday night.



I tried to make a little money this season by selling butts and turkeys to friends, but only sold one of each. Not a lot of money but the money made will cover the cost of the WSM. I did up two 10 lbs butts. One was a keeper for my self and my new roommate and the other I had to deliver to a Yule party on Sunday. It was rather cold here Saturday night and we even got a bit of snow about 4am on Sunday, it was gone by 6am. I started the coals at 11pm and had the smoker up to temp by midnight. She kept temp for 8 hours easily, but I did add about 15 more briquettes at 8 am to make sure I had enough heat to make thru the rest of the cook. I wrapped them when they hit 155* and pulled them when they hit 205* at about 2:30 pm. I had to deliver the one for the party about 60 miles from me at 6pm. But when I got there the party was already underway and I had to work pretty fast to pull and plate the pork, so the pron is slim. And in truth when I pulled the other but today, I completely forgot about getting some pics.

Here is the butt just before I pulled her.



I had to interrupt the serving line to get a pic before it was all gone.



These two butts were the best butts I have done by far. Not sure if it was the WSM over the ECBs I usually use or if it was the because I injected the pork for the first time. I still need to tweak out the injection recipe but it was pretty darn close to where I wanted it to be. I was asked to provide some 'Q' for a couple of events. So I will be working with those folks right after the holidays planning out a menu and a budget. So hopefully that will lead to more and more events just like this one butt did.

I figure with the money from the birthday party in early January they want me to cook for I will be able to cover the cost of the 2 Pro Q Excel 20's I picked up on ebay for a song. Can't wait until I can add those puppies to my smoking arsenal. Look out KCBS here I come!

Oh yeah, Santa also brought me a Hookah. Gotta love the folks I hang out with. It even came with a traveling case so I can take it with me for camping and comps. I will post pron of that a little later. Tine to get back to my Redskins!
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Nice score! And great looking pork too.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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nice score
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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Nice score!
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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Tasty looking pork Marc! Nice score on the smoker too. Sounds like you might be getting more business in the near future....that's great!
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I am sure your new roommate will eat lots better than they did before rooming with you, haha enjoy the WSM, and great looking pork.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:51 PM   #7
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Nice lookin' pork bro... Congrats on the great score too!
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Unread 12-21-2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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Rich Parker, thillin, Bogus Chezz Hawg

Thanks for the kind words on the find and on the food!

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Tasty looking pork Marc!
It was the darn Maggi's cubes that inspired the injection. So I owe you and Phubar on that account.

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Nice score on the smoker too. Sounds like you might be getting more business in the near future....that's great!
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Unread 12-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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Congrats on drumming up the Q jobs (no pun intended). That's some good looking meat my friend!
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Great looking PP and good work on the work coming up.
Nothing wrong with the ECB. I've worn several of them out and still own a greenie. But speaking from experience, get to know the WSM and use it more. Much better heat control among other things with the WSM. You will also like the Pro Q for bigger cooks. Lots of features that the ECB and WSM don't have. Stackers, probe eyelets, etc. Make these smokers your friend and use the ECB to store the chimney and wood chunks.
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Nice job Marc, that is some excellent looking pulled pork. That was a great score, jsut cant say that enough.
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Good lookin' eats right there! And you're going to love that WSM - soooo much easier than the ECBs ;>)
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Sweet WSM score!! I'd hit that pulled pork!! Looking good.
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Great work my man! WSM beats an ECB any day!
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No problem Red!
Glad you enjoy your new toy,your roommate is gonna be very happy with you!
Nice looking pork!
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