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1ST SMOKE W/Q-view

post #1 of 12
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So I got up early and got the 8.5lb but ready to smoke

I had a flare up issue once even with a Lodge cast iron pan on the element (electric ecb) started wrapping the chunks in tin foil this helped. My wood smoldered away to nothing faster then I expected. I think If I elevate the cast iron pan off the element the chunks might last longer.

I installed two swagelok bulkhead fittings for temp probes one just under the top grill and one in the dome. I had to regulate the temperature quite often as I started in the early AM. it ran hottest about 4pm because the sun was right on the smoker. The two thermometers I calibrated at my job with a thermocouple calibration device most agreed with each other within 2-3 deg.

I had a significant stall at 159* my wife started to lose faith even after I told her about the plateau.

Here it is at 165* just before foiling and adding apple juice/dark rum/JD.

Cooler is ready, towel is ready, beer is cold. Wife just left for the store for slaw ingredients.

More pics to come
post #2 of 12
Very Nice!
post #3 of 12
nice!!!! so what ya all do to the butt to get it ry for smoker, any slather and any details on the rub? looks great!!! just my opinion but when you make slaw always seems to taste better if ya make it ahead a time, nite before... seems to the ingreds meld together better and the cabbage has a nicer texture. great job and thks for the qview!!!
post #4 of 12
that is fantastic for your first smoke. Keep up the great work.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Applied a rub 12hrs before smoking

1cup brown sugar
2tbls garlic salt
2tbls onion powder
2tbls dry mustard
3tsp cayenne pepper
2tsp black pepper
2tsp salt

also used yellow mustard to help rub stick.

after internal temp hit 100* I sprayed every hour with:

1 1/2 cup apple juice
4oz Bacardi dark rum
4oz JD

I agree on the slaw being better after it sits, The slaw was not my dept. lol

Thanks for the kind words guys
post #6 of 12
Great job for first smokePDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 12
Looking quite good, let's see the results!
post #8 of 12
Good Job, It was fun wasn't it? Did you make a believer out of your wife? I bet by the looks of things you did.
post #9 of 12
looks good, I know you are gonna like it. So , whar are you gonna smoke next?
post #10 of 12
Looks great , nice job and your first q-view PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 12
Well done! Nice first smoke! Whats next?PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 12
Looks good sgtgeo! I never even thought about using dark rum for a mop. I have half a bottle of dark bacardi in the pantry....biggrin.gif Hmmm.....
Thanks for the QVIEW!
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