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post #21 of 26
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Well, Here it is!!  I tasted a little piece of it and it is AMAZINGLY great!!  very moist and tender.  I am calling it a success, but final word will have to be when the family sits down to dinner.

 

post #22 of 26
PERFECT!!! Great job!!! They'll be spoiled, and you'll be busy. Once you start you can't stop as no commercial BBQ will ever taste as good!
post #23 of 26
No stall? Don't know if that happened to me ever in a lot of years of smoking butts. Here's a thought..... I have an mes 40 in my arsenal and the gen 2's are notorious for being way off on their temp gauge. For mine I have to set it at about 215 to get a 250 cook temp. Do you have a maverick or other temp monitor to verify your temps? You may have been cooking higher than you thought. Cause 8 hours for a 8 lb butt is not the norm. But if it came out good that's all that matters. All the best to you.
post #24 of 26
Dude, that looks awesome! 8hrs for an 8 lb. butt is kinda strange. My guess is that it would have hit the stall, but when you foiled, it just powered right through. Perfect!
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by NEDtorious View Post

Dude, that looks awesome! 8hrs for an 8 lb. butt is kinda strange. My guess is that it would have hit the stall, but when you foiled, it just powered right through. Perfect!

EXACTLY! He barreled through the stall! I just did the same thing! Woohoo!
post #26 of 26
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I do have a maverick. My MES40 is a little off as well but the other way. I set it at 260 and it cooks at about 245-250. Seems the longer I cook, the greater the difference in temps. when the cook was over, it was set at 250 and the smoker temp (maverick) was only showing 225. I was shocked at the timeframe too. If I would have known it was gonna take 8 hours, I woulda slept in a little.

Meat was tender and very juicy. Bone came out without any trouble. The parents both said it was the best pulled pork they had ever eaten! I take that as a great compliment.

I really appreciate all the help and comments from you all. Can't wait for next weekend. Think I'm going to try a brisket!

Bodie
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