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First smoke on da CGSP

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
last night while i was smoking some king and spanish mackeral on the ECB i was seasoning the new CGSP....the menu for today is 2 butts, 1 large chicken cut in half, 2 smaller drunken chickens, a full slab of spare ribs, 1 pork sausage fatty(onion,mushroom,cheese) 1 ground beef fatty(mushroom, cheese,egg,bacon)..and some ABT's!! started at 9:30am

since this is my first time charcoal smoking i'm having probs sustaining temps over 200, mostly they hover around 190 to 200...i installed the aluminum vent mod and flipped the main tray to make a baffle....after 2 hrs i just put another load of lump charcoal and pecan/hickory...and opened firebox vent wide open......but as long as everything is ready by 6pm i'll be happy...the larger butt i can let go longer...the smaller butt will hopefully be ready...i'm gonna put on the abt's and fattys at 2pm...

i'm gonna alternate between spritz and basting...the spritz is apple juice,olive oil,balsmaic vinger,sherry cooking wine......the basting is Southern BBQ basting oil..that is made in my hometown..HIGHLY recommended!! gives a smokey flavor like no other!...
you can buy their products on their website http://www.southernbbqsauce.com/

i'll be updating the Q-view as i go.....

Happy Memorial Day to all the Vets..past and present...


decided to put the fattys on alil earlier....and also put a first coat of basting oil on ...mmmm

post #2 of 10
Looks like you got the setup!

Have a great Holiday and a great Q!
post #3 of 10
Now that is one loaded up smoker ........... Hope it all turned out ok.
post #4 of 10
Ahh man Kajun, that looks good!
When's dinner? PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif

Question: what is holding up the charcoal tray underneath (looks like aluminum pans maybe?)
post #5 of 10
That is a full smoker, looks really good!! Getting the temps to hover around 225 will take a bit of time, but once you get the hang of it, it's an art you won't forget.

Q-vue looks good, can't wait to see how everything turns out!
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
its alil late but here are the finishing pics for monday night.......everything turned out delicious...had about 10 people over and we barely put a dent in it...i brought everything into work and there wasn't a scrap left by 10am lol

post #7 of 10
Thats somw good looking food Kajun. Good job.
post #8 of 10
Dude, AWESOME post and AWESOME Q-view!! Points on the way!!
post #9 of 10

looks awesome! i especially like your can koozie in the very first pic...

post #10 of 10
Wow what a great smoke gotta enjoy a full smoker it all looks good PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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