SoSlow, That looks Killer, Nice smoke ring, and the dipp'n sauce looks Tasty too. OK, My Turn, I got up BEFORE noon (very funny),8:30a to be frank, pulled the Beast out of the frig after it being put to bed the night before all dusted up and vey lightly trimed.
got it on the smoker at 9:00a
put it in at 230* for the first 4 hrs,then I went and put the meat probe in, had to ajust the depth a little to find the coolest reading, just NEVER PULL the probe back out(juice fountain) Dumb move stupid... I got my smoker dialed in from 221-223* good and steady for 6 1/2 hrs, it dropped a few times to 217
but went back to the original temp.(sweet.!) I love that Maverick.! it stalled at about 158 for about and hour then stalled again at 176 but then started to inch up 1* every 20mins or so, i only replenish the Hickory chunks 3 time during the smoke due to i kept a very consistant TBS for about 2 1/2 hours.
took a Peek (just once to take a pic, and put another log on the fire). and to check to see if the juice wasn't getting on the bottom of my smoker.
got it sitting nice on the temp, just sat back and watched NASCAR, and having a few Suds to sip on. did I mention i LOVE the ET-732, where have you been all my life, the bag is to just keep greasy sticky stuff off. oops the Pic went to the top..
So I didn't wrap at 165*, I wanted to smoke it all the way through start to finish (old School) and then the temp Flew up at the last 11/2 WOW.
I just tapped up the temp for about 30min , cause it got real chilly ouside and the smoker started to drop big time,
Well time to pull......
I took a little pinch off the end, but I wrapped it in plastic rap and let ti rest for a hour, then into the Frig, I wanted it to firm up so I woundn't loose anymore juice, and wanted to try out the new FoodSaver and get nice firm slices...here is the end results, it doesnt look very Sexy, but I slowly heated up some for dinner last night and Holy Mother Of Gun Oil...!!!! fall apart tender and the flavor is on Point, a little more fat than I would like, but I think it really added to the flavor and Moistness...Thanks for Peek'n at my Qview folks...And It was a Hoot cook'n with Ya'll SoSlow...
and all packed up for Sammies down the road.....