Gonna finish smoke curing the Lang 36 in about a half hour or so and throw on some butts after. They're boneless about 5.5 lbs each, I couldn't find any bone ins locally. I wasn't planning on pulling an all nighter tonight so I'm a bit tired but I'll be a diligent student of the smoking art and stay awake. I'll upload some pics when I take them, but I'm not planning on spritzing or wrapping so I doubt there will be many pictures.
First smoke on the Lang
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Raymo, you're only looking at 7 to 8hrs. on the smoker,so stick it out and leave the lid shut,Patience will give you much reward.... I just love Butts;and pork too
I mean I REALLY like Butts........
have fun and.............................................
Ok cool! I wanted to wait till tomorrow but you know how it is, new smoker, already waited one day to season it, I couldn't hold out another. Then I figured, I have it going already to season it so I might as well slap something in there. I'm just about 2 hours in. Get to try out my new thermoworks superfast thermometer too.
Well a little after that picture I lost control of my fire, maybe I was just too tired, I fell asleep a few times, but for a little bit I was behind the 8 ball with temp control. I noticed out of no where I was sitting at 200* then I fired it back up but too far. Hit 250* got it to stabilize around 235* then finally back to 225*, I must have fell asleep again cause bam same thing back down to 200* when I checked. I kept going back and forth for a little while before around 7 7:30 ish I maintained 225* for the rest of the smoke. Pulled it at 200* internal temp, but I think the yo-yoing of the temp messed it up. One of the butts seems to be more moist than the other, half of each seems kind of dry like carnita's so I didn't pull that, thinking I'll make taquitos or burritos with it later.
I forgot to take any more photo's, going to try a sandwhich now and then probably sleep! AFter the cook I went straight into the yard work and now I'm beat! The cook went 10 hours and 15 mins, no foiling although I think next time I will try it. This was a night of firsts for me, first night cook first butt and first lang cook.
On a side note I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of the thermoworks superfast thermometer I bought. It's not lightening fast like the thermapen but it is superfast!