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rainy day first butt - w/ Qview

post #1 of 7
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Named my UDS AquaLung.....and it was my first cook w/ it, but i was only slightly apprehensive, 

 

little Caribbean flair for the Pre cook rubby-dub-dubby...9.5 lbs

 

 

got the fire basket  ready the night before, minion method, nice little score on an enamel sauce pan i found in an old dump site on a homestead farm, cut off the rusted bottom WALLA!!

 

 

awake at 4AM.....smokers ready by 430AM-ish

 

after a little more sleep, getting the slaw ready, wisconsin-ized it, maple syrup and  craisins, red wine vinegar, not that mayo stuff so popular around here, hand cut slaw

 

still holding around 1030AM, not much fussing, cracked the valve down to 3/4 at start and opened it to full at 1030AM

 

 

Rain at 130PM  see the blob of yellow on the south side of Green Bay....that's where i am located

 

more rain behind it too

 

 

raining but  AquaLung is still hold fine...nice thin blue smoke from a nice blue smoker

 

 

 

rest and ready to serve, bone pulled out just fine

 

 

 

 

 

YUM!!

 

 

 

 

little sammy w/ homemade calico beans and bread & butter pickles from the garden

 

 

I need a new thermometer, if it wasn't for the poke test i would have seriously over cooked this thing, it bottomed out at 160 and wouldn't budge, so i poked it when i thought it should be done around 630PM and it was like budd-aah, little more done than i wanted, but the guests we had didn't know the difference, everyone was fat and sassy at the end of the evening...

 

made some ABT's, but the camera never made it in time, they disappeared immediately, there were 24 and only 6 people .....umm yea they were that good  

post #2 of 7
Great looking first smoke on the new UDS!
post #3 of 7
Nice looking butt and some Great bark!!!
post #4 of 7
Awesome. The uds cooks like no other smoker.
post #5 of 7

Can you explain that "minion method" for me. I have noticed several people mention that and am interested in knowing more about that.

post #6 of 7

It's good to see another Wisconsinite here on the forums.  I am in Algoma, east of you.  Nice lookin' butt!

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

THANX!! It was alot of fun, then again it may have been something to do with the beer and company as well....

 

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Originally Posted by rcwbud View Post
 

Can you explain that "minion method" for me. I have noticed several people mention that and am interested in knowing more about that.

 

set the fire of your basket like the pic...then i take my chimney and add enough charcaol that would fill my little pan, i think that was around 15 briquettes??  light the chimney with paper and when the coals turn white, dump them into the bottomless pan, pull the pan out...this way hot coals are he center of you fuel , put bsket in the UDS (Smoker) keep the valves open til it hitsthe temp you want, then shut her down to hold the temp.  this way the fuel burns long period of time, i smoked for 14 hrs on less than 10 lbs of charcoal and about 2 lbs of apple chunks, in the end i still had unspent fuel.

 

SotterMago.....Ditto, not many 'sonsinites, not that we don't know how, but we ain't exactly the culinary center of the bbq world ... I fish out of 'gomer once in a while...mostly kewaunee since it is closer to me...may have to hook up some day.

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