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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Soooo, I started a Butt last night around midnight EST.  And this morning at 6ish I went to check on it (I had went to sleep cuz its an electric smoker and I had set up the AMNPS) and the AMNPS was completely burned through even though I had filled each row and the 7ish pound butt was at 180 degrees IT.

 

I'm thoroughly confused by this because by my estimation it should take about 12 hours to get this badboy done and I'm sitting at half of that.  I did check the IT in multiple spots (I couldn't believe my eyes!).

 

 

I'll get some pics up once its done but man oh man, what a weird smoke.  The weirdest thing to me is the AMNPS completely burning out like that, even if it did jump rows it shouldn't burn out completely (its all ash) in 6 hours.

post #2 of 18

It sounds like the smoker is running hotter than you think.

 

What temp did you have it set at?

 

Do you have an accurate therm at the grate level?

 

Was the AMNPS away from the heat source?

 

For the AMNPS to burn up that fast I would think the chamber temp had to be above 275, which would also explain the butt getting done so fast.

 

Maybe Todd will see this & can give you better answers.

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

My temp was screamin along at about 230, with an accurate therm at the grate level.

 

My AMNPS was sittin in the water pan on some pavers wrapped in foil.  My butt should be done in a couple hours and we'll see from how it turns out probably what happened (whether my AMNPS ignited or what)

post #4 of 18

Sounds like you have done everything right.

 

Did you have the rows filled to the top with pellets?

 

If the butt turns out good, thats all that matters.

 

I guess you'll just have to experiment with the AMNPS, when you can keep an eye on it.

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

This is the first time I "set it and forgot it" overnight (it really was only about 6 hours I left it) so it was intended to be a tester.  After looking at the AMNPS it looks like some grease/sugar from the Butt somehow got onto it even though it was tented. So that may have had something to do with it.

 

 

Anyways, like I said, it's all in the finished product.

post #6 of 18

yep, one never knows with these things...it's done when it's done. You probably didn't have a stall and sailed right through.

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

OH MY GOSH ITS SO GOOD... I can't find my camera though! MUST FIND CAMERA BEFORE ITS ALL CONSUMED!

post #8 of 18

 

OH MY GOSH ITS SO GOOD... I can't find my camera though! MUST FIND CAMERA BEFORE ITS ALL CONSUMED! 

 

 

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post #9 of 18

Maybe it was because you were not opening the smoker up alot...Got any Q-View ??? Got a cell phone ??? Thats what I always use...

post #10 of 18

You better find your camera, because you have us all excited now!

post #11 of 18
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You better find your camera, because you have us all excited now!


Excitable Boy, right here, where are those pics, of that  Crazy Tasty Butt?

 

post #12 of 18

Better get those pics, because I'm betting you can eat it even faster than you smoked it !!!!

 

Do you have a pencil & paper????

 

Draw a picture for us, at least !!!!!   biggrin.gif

 

 

Bear

post #13 of 18

police2.gif Q-View!

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

Okay, Pictures of final product are gonna have to wait til tomorrow.  My camera is dead (so sad, I buried him in the back yard under the maple tree) however, my girlfriend can give me her camera but not until tomorrow.

 

 

PATIENCE PLEASE!

 

 

post #15 of 18

Magnum, thats alot different than the pork butt that I put on at 11pm last nite.  I checked it at 5:30am and it was at 156deg.  Checked it at 8:30am (3 hrs later) and it is just to 157.  I hit the stall pretty good.  Only good thing is that I dont have anything going on today, so I can wait it out.  Im not foiling it so I can get that good bark and that will cause it to take longer I would think. 

 

Glad yours turned out so good.  Hope mine will be the same

 

 

 

 

Mike

post #16 of 18

what is an AMNPS?

post #17 of 18

A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER.

 

Type AMNPS in the search box above.

 

Or my last "Prime Rib" in my signature (below) shows one being lit & in the smoker.

 

 

Bear

post #18 of 18

Thx bearcarver.  I have one and love it.  Just didn't recognize the initials.

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