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post #1 of 12
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After last weekends brisket I was anxious to run the smoker again. the brisket was good, but I wanted to try out my new temp probes, charcoal and make an attempt at thin blue smoke.

I found a local outfit that sells Ozark Oak lump (10# for $5), and since I've read good reviews, I decided to give it a try. I like the way it burns... pretty consistent, and I didn't have to babysit nearly as much as I did with wood. I burnt through a whole bag in 8 hours, but I used very little wood. Just enough to keep the smoke thin. Actually, I will admit to having thin smoke about 70-80% of the time... there were times when I let it get a little thick, but I'm getting the hang of it and the next time will be better. Does that amount of charcoal seem about right for my type of smoker (Brinkmann Smoke'n Pit)? I was hoping it would be a little more conservative than that, but I probably need to work on it a bit more... and I need to try the "dryer duct" mod for sure. Ok... I'm getting to the pork...

I bought 2 shoulders from my local butcher... they were packaged together (18 pounds total), but one was smaller than the other so I just planned to put the bigger one closer to the fire.

Here they are all rubbed down with my favorite rub, which I also get from my butcher.

Much less smoke than last weekend, eh? Check out they dual probes and my fancy schmancy little shelf. LOL

I didn't get any pics of the hunks right off the smoker, but here are a few of the yield. I vacuum packed 6 packs for freezing (~1.5 pounds each) and left a couple of pounds out for the family to eat for dinner/lunch.

Mmmmm, ready to eat with some homemade Carolina Red.
post #2 of 12
Everything Looks good.
There are variable that play into to fuel consumption. Wind?? Outside temperature??

I used about 5lbs today smoking for only 3 hours. It was slightly windy and had a light drizzle.

I think you did ok with it.
post #3 of 12
Great pics
post #4 of 12
Good looking pork. Got to love the vac sealers. They are handy as hell.

post #5 of 12
Rub a Dub... look at that grub!
post #6 of 12
That's some good looking pulled pork! Bet it gets great reviews!! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 12
Good job, nice lookin pork.
post #8 of 12
Nice job K5! POINTS for ya!
post #9 of 12
Thats some good looking food airborne!
post #10 of 12
Good looking pork K5YAC!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 12
That looks really Good!
I love pulled pork there is so much you can do with it!

10lbs for 8hrs is normal for that pit. I Don't really use it much unless I'm going to load it up.
I have a smaller one that I use for single butts or smaller cuts. It uses allot less fuel than the smokin ' pit does.

Thin and blue is a art you will soon master!

Keep it up! I'm looking forward to more!
post #12 of 12
Great Looking Q-View.
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