Garry and all the other butt smokers,
It turned out great. I just wish I would have gotten more than 3 one hour naps. I'm going to get the larger SS vegi tray for the coals and felt to seal up the doors but it just about used a 20 lb bag of mesquite chunk coal.
I just wish that there was more modifications to make to my Brinkmann 2 door that would let me get more sleep than one hour at a time. Seriously, I had to start a fresh basket of coal and it would take about 15 minutes to catch so I could dump it in. Does anyone know how I can accomplish what I'm looking for? Is there some kind of auto feed I can attach that's not going to break the bank so I can get some decent shut eye?
Here's a crazy idea because I'm not ready to let go of moist heat just yet. I get that water boils at 212F and that keeps the temp down but what if I used my large capacity bowl just one or two times and then let it stay dry to keep the temp up? Yes No Maybe beginning middle or end?
This is the leftovers from a 13.4 LB Butt. I wish I would have gotten a weight after it was done but on 3 hours sleep I just forgot. So using the 40% loss theory I had 8.4 LBs The party was a hit and as punchy as I was we all had a great time. I'm going to do this more often if I can get more sleep. Please see above to give advice as to how I can achieve this goal.
Buy an electric smoker, that way you can sleep for as long as you want, no need to babysit it.