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Sunday pork butts on the WSM with Qview.

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My first big smoke on the WSM 22.5 yesterday, four pork butts, about 40 lbs total.

 

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The smallest of the group, figured it'd be easier for qview's sake, slathered with a bit of mustard.

 

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Rubbed down with Jeff's/Newflame hybrid..and then off to the fridge for the night.

 

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Got started at 6 in the morning.

 

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Burning Kingsford "hickory" charcoal, along with some hickory wood chunks.  My assistant Maggie was very helpful.  I didn't get a picture of the butts when I put them on the smoker, basically I got it up to temperature and locked it in with the vents, made sure it was holding well, and then...

 

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Gave the wife a brief lesson on how to control the temps if the alarms went off, figured it was such a nice morning that I'd go golfing. I'm a much better BBQ'er than a golfer but it was fun nonetheless.  I was gone about 2 hours and the temps didn't vary more than 10-15 degrees, when I got home it was right at 238 and held there for the remainder of the smoke.

 

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Here we are about 8 hours in, temps were all right around 170 so I took them off to foil.

 

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Took them off at 9:30pm so 15 hours roughly for the entire smoke, I reserved the cooking juices for meat jello and went about my evening.

 

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The money shot. I'm doing this for a buddies rehearsal dinner on thursday so we didn't eat too much, but the couple sandwiches we had were excellent.  After being a bit skeptical of purchasing the WSM, I can safely say that I made the right decision, I'm very happy with it so far.

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Great looking butts and PP! Beautiful weather too...we had rain/snow mix and fog Friday afternoon, 1-2 inches snow Friday night, and rain/snow mix Saturday and Sunday.

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Awesome job! And don't forget to give the missus a pat on the back too!

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Great looking butts and PP! Beautiful weather too...we had rain/snow mix and fog Friday afternoon, 1-2 inches snow Friday night, and rain/snow mix Saturday and Sunday.

 

I'm so glad the snow is over for me, I feel for ya man, snow sucks.

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Great job! Glad to see the WSM is treating you well, it will really spoil you once you get a few smokes under your belt. biggrin.gif

 

In nice weather I fire mine up at midnight, toss on shoulders and briskets, and go to bed! Get up at 7:00 AM and it's just about ready to foil. Get all my stuff foiled and what not, eat breakfast, and leave it alone till the meat is done.

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