Received my Mav ET732 a couple weeks ago and finally got to use it last night. Got some friends coming into town and decided at the last second to do a shoulder over night.
Tried smoking with Oak and Bourbon barrel but it wasn't putting out smoke like I wanted it to so I nixed that and through the tried and true pitmaster blend in the AMNPS. I think I had my MES bbq temp set a little high as I was reading about 250* on bbq temp the two times I checked it. I know I had a 15* difference with my MES and actual so I accounted for that and kinda misjudged. Woke up to a 8.6lb shoulder sitting at 181* IT after 8hours. I assumed it would be alot longer to get to that temp. So I adjusted the temp down a little to get the bbq temp to 235*.
I decided to smoke this one in a pan to catch all the drippings. I am thinking I will remove and foil for the last few hours or so. I will also put all the drippings in the fridge for later to add back in after removing the fat.
I did the mustard and applewood dry rub, also added in some Mrs Dash Carribean seasoning to the mix. Didn't have any paparika which I wanted to try. I'm hoping this thing stalls for a bit as fam won't be in till about noon and this shoulder is supposed to be for DINNER :)
I'll add pics later. Oh and BTW, the Maverick ET732 is a MUST have for over nighters. Set my alarms and slept like a baby not having to worry about the temps.
Edited by Jzampier - 4/27/12 at 10:39am