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post #1 of 19
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Guys I am cooking 4 picnics that average 6-7pounds and u would like to serve them around 6:00 Sunday night. Just wondering from the more experienced guys when should I put them on the smoker to allow for enough time to cook and rest. Also should I cook at 225 250 or 275? Thanks for all your help.
Jody
post #2 of 19
I am not very experienced but I have made a few picnics and butts with a time limit and my most predictable temp has been 300 or there abouts. Might sound high but it comes out so juicy and tender an the bark is crunchy, which I like. It's about an hour a pound. And maybe allow two hours more total and then foil, towel, and cooler it. Will stay warm for a long time like that. Another option it you want to stick with low and slow is to cut the picnics in half ( not always easy to do perfectly) but it helps you cut down on the total time and gives you more bark which everyone loves. Hope this helps
post #3 of 19
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Thanks worktogthr I have been trying to work my way up in temps. Do you spritz for moisture since you don't foil? Thanks again
post #4 of 19
I don't spritz or use a water pan. Hot, fast, and dry and it comes out really juicy.
post #5 of 19
I too was scared to take the high heat plunge. It's usually a time thing for me. I have a young daughter and a wife who would kill me if I spent 20 hours messing around with a piece of meat haha so the hot and fast is a convenience that produces an end product that is just as good in my opinion as low and slow.
post #6 of 19
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Sounds good I just might give it a try with this cook. Thanks again for the help
post #7 of 19
No problem! Be sure to post some pics!
post #8 of 19
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Getting things started jeffs rub and eastern nc sauce read to go. Not sure why i can't get my pics to post. Just say memory to low to complete action.
post #9 of 19
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Getting things started jeffs rub and eastern nc sauce read to go. Not sure why i can't get my pics to post. Just say memory to low to complete action.


taptalk is pretty neat if you have enough memory to get that app it works well with this website.

post #10 of 19
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Let's see if this works
Thanks timberjet

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post #11 of 19

hot and fast or low n slow////// try to reach internal temp to 140 ! i think 165 will be too dry!

post #12 of 19
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It showed it worked but I don't see any pics. eqy3ujet.jpgetyhehum.jpg

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post #13 of 19
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Yea I got it thanks guys

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post #14 of 19
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Olive oil and jeffs rub. Now wrapped and in the fridge until 6:00am. eva2adad.jpg

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post #15 of 19
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This is my weapon of choice. I'm going to run at 275 and see how it goes. Going on at 7:00am hoping to eat at 6:00pm. nyva6evy.jpg

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post #16 of 19
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Cooking at 275 today so I'm going to use my amps for a little extra smoke. 7yna8uby.jpg

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post #17 of 19

Very nice. Pics look great!

post #18 of 19
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Thanks guys they are at 198 and should be ready to be foiled and in the cooler for resting very soon. uvyvanud.jpg

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post #19 of 19
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Here's the end result and the neighbors seemed to enjoy it. I had to foil two of the picnics because they were not progressing as fast as the other smaller ones. Worked out great and was able to pull all 4 at the same time. ypapujeh.jpg9uharyge.jpgyzaqypu3.jpg

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