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Good morning all,

Finally got a smoker and got up early this morning to smoke my first butt. I got a Redstone Smokehouse grill with offset smoker. I seasoned it for about 5 hours yeaterday so it would be good and ready for today. I used hard wood lump charcoal to start the fire with a combo of hickory chunks and apple chips for my woods. Made a basic rub and let it sit in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap over night. Its been going for about 1 1/2 hours at 225-240 (still trying to get the temps down). I will try and keep you posred and post a pic of the finished product.

Found this fourm last night and just had to join. Look forward to meeting and learning from you guys.

Here is a before shot with the rub. :)

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post #3 of 8
Welcome to the forum shifty. Enjoy that new smoker. BTW.... why are u trying to lower 225 to 240 temp? Sounds like you are ok to me. All the best to you.
post #4 of 8
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Not teying to lower. Ment it as I am trying to figure out controling the temps. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for the welcome.
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Great there goes my temps.....just statted pouring down rain. Got to love sw Florida in the summer. Wtf lol
post #6 of 8
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It has been a long day....only at 160 after 12 hrs. The rain came and killed my temps (twice). All good lots of beer and corn hole being played. Not going to bed till I have me a samich dammit! Wish me luck!
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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


Hang in there!



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