First cook of yard bird was a hit that I decided to try a longer smoke, so yesterday I was up at 5 to fire up the UDS. Rubbed the 10lb butt the night before and let it rest overnight. Filled the basket to the top with coals and put 2 small pecan logs in there. By 6:30, the butt was on and UDS steadily held its 225 degrees which still amazes me. It hit 165 degrees about 6-7 hours in, so I took a pic and foiled it. I pulled it at right about 200 and wrapped it and threw it in a cooler for an hour to let it rest. It fell apart which again means....happy wife :) Next time, to make the effort worth it, I will cook 2 or 3 at a time as I can vac seal 2lb portions and freeze them very easily which is pretty nice. Ok, some Q-view.....
The sweet spot:
The setup (farther from the house to help with smoky living areas!)
6 hours in (Sorry, no pics before this as I was too much in a hurry to get it on the pit)
After the ice chest rest:
After the butcher knife:
Amazing how much "fuel" remains after 12 hours of smoking: