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post #21 of 32
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I see you are from Texas, if you ever get out my way, Huntsville, let me  know and we can share a cigar while putting something in the smoker.

 

Sounds good man, been awhile since Ive been in Huntsville though (know some guys that went to Sam H).

 

Well my IT bumped to 172 but its just sitting there..smoker temp 239*

post #22 of 32
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IT 180*/smoker 239*

 

Goin on 11 hrs here. This aint worth it for only ~3 lbs of meat. Next pork butt smoke will be fully loaded.

 

Any tips on watchin the temps of multiple giants pieces of meat? These things seem to cook how they damn well please. I only have the one Maverick therm.

post #23 of 32
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Pic update. After 12.5 hrs the IT is 185* and I just had to add some more charcoal to the bottom. It looks really small on the 22.5 grate but it smells amazing. 20 degrees to go...

 

 

 

post #24 of 32
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Not sure what to make of this smoke but it finally finished after 15 hrs for a 4.6 lb butt! Thanks for lookin.

 

 

 

post #25 of 32

Looks good, did take a long time, are you sure your temp readings were correct ?  Most of the time, "most" being the key word it takes about 12 hours for me to smoke a 8 -9 lb. butt at 225º

 

Gary


Edited by gary s - 2/7/15 at 8:33am
post #26 of 32
Looks great!
post #27 of 32
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Looks good, did take a long time, are you sure your temp readings were correct ?  Most of the time, "most" being the key word it takes about 12 hours for me to smoke a 8 -9 lb. butt at 225º

Gary

I think I'll test my maverick today. I would prefer the problem to be operator error but we'll see. I was expecting a 9-10 hr smoke at worst! Tasted damn good though.
post #28 of 32

Be sure and let us know

 

Gary

post #29 of 32

I have had a five pounder take 16 hours not too long ago. It happens. Way to go not rushing it through by cranking up the temp and such. 

post #30 of 32
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I have had a five pounder take 16 hours not too long ago. It happens. Way to go not rushing it through by cranking up the temp and such. 

 

Thanks, Ive read enough posts where ppl said they tried that or pulled it and it was tough. About 12 hrs in I just decided Id come this far so might as well wait it out. It did take a decent amount of arguing in my head to not do something to try to rush it! Temp bumped up a bit after I added charcoal but it was mostly smoked ~230* from 10am-4am. Quite the adventure.

 

post #31 of 32

I am convinced this is why there are multiple racks in smokers. Plan B on other rack. haha... I always do some ABT's or sausages or something because of murphy's law. If you have all the time in the world and actually plan for a 20 something hour cook it will be done in 8. That's my luck anyway.

post #32 of 32
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I am convinced this is why there are multiple racks in smokers. Plan B on other rack. haha... I always do some ABT's or sausages or something because of murphy's law. If you have all the time in the world and actually plan for a 20 something hour cook it will be done in 8. That's my luck anyway.

Sounds about right. I'll have a plan B for next butt smoke + more butts to make the time invested worth it. 15 hr lesson learned.
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