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Today's Smoke

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I was up early this morning. The rain finally cleared out and I am 'a smoking. Today we have (2) six lb. butts and a seven lb. flat. It's time to restock the freezer. I gotta keep my storage levels up. We're going to Disney World in about six weeks. There will be an ice chest packed with all kinds of frozen skokey goodness on the drive with us. We rent a house, and there nothing better than to come home in the evening, boil a food saver bag for a few minutes and have some great food. I'll try to post some pics later. my only problem is I forgot to pick up a fatty. Now I gotta go find something else to snack on. The stomach is starting to rumble.
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It's raining here soooo I won't be smoking anything, I did smoke a brisket on thursday <no pics>. When we rented a house on the lake for a vacation my wife had me pack up the smoker and grill onto the van.. But it was nice overlooking the lake in the evening and having many a brew smoking away .. Have fun on your trip and enjoy yourself..

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It got so late, I didn't take any pics. You'll just have to use your imagination for your food porn fix. yesteray was another day that nothing wanted cook. I used smaller cuts of meat and they took as long or longer than my last smoke with bigger cuts.

I put the brisket and both butts in about 6:30 am. The brisket didn't make to 165 until 6:00 pm. I foiled it and put it back on and it hit 190 right at 7:00 pm. This one was 1# less than my last and took an hour longer.

I finally pulled the butts about 8:00 pm. One was at 180 and one was at 160. I foiled them and stuck them in the oven at 250. One hit 200 at 10:00 pm and the other at 11:00 pm. I didn't get them pulled until after midnight.

Now for the results...The butts were awesome! They literally fell apart were very juicy. Probably my best yet. The brisket was a little drier than my last one, but was falling apart. I had to start slicing it thicker. You couldn't pick up the thinner slices, they would just crumble.

Why does it take me so much longer to cook lately? I even had trouble keeping my temps on my GOSM down yesterday. Usually I can keep it between 225 and 240, but yesterday it wanted to stay between 240 and 250. I had to turn the burner all the way to low and close off the dampers just to kkep it below 250. I have checked my Maverick probe and is reading right. I guess I'm going to have to start pulling all nighters. I used to could smoke a 6# butt in about 12 hours, now they are taking 16. I'm getting good results, but sure can't plan on having company for dinner anymore.
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Remember…if ya hafta pull an all nighter, it’s for the good of the Q! wink.gif And what’s more important than that, anyways all that good stuff will hold in your blanket cooler till it’s time to eat! Q!Q!Q!
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