OK, have a long day on the smoker planned today. Going to try to get 2 shoulders done in time for dinner, and some baby back ribs for my folks. Also thought I would try to keep track of my charcoal / split use, as I haven't really monitored that closely before. I'll set up a table for the firebox details here at the top, then add pictures and details below.
|Night before||Set up firebox with ~10 lbs lump and 2 chunks hickory in firebox.|
Light 1 chimney briquettes
|5:15||Add chimney to fb|
|5:25||CC stable @230°, TBS, add meat|
|6:30||Add 2 more hickory chunks|
Two shoulders from local supermarket
Prepped with Jeff's rub the night before
Started with about 10 lbs of lump and a couple chunks of hickory
Chimney with briquettes
Briquettes added to FB
Temp stable at 230°, add meat
Top and bottom vent just barely open to keep temp stable from 230° to 250°
OK, at this point drove to neighborhood Tim Hortons for some coffee. Addicted to the TH coffee, not sure what they add to it but I'm hooked. Okay, back at 6:15 to nice TBS, everything looking good so far.
I'll be back....