Let the waiting game begin...stalled out @ 145*Thanks, that was a pretty decent first run...I was kinda wingin' it, as my methods are a bit different than most I've seen here. Man, thinking back on that one, I did have a few moments of elevated pulse and blood pressure...excitement of not knowing how it was going to come out...this one I'm pretty comfortable with.
Thanks, I don't sweat the weather...I smoke when I have time, usually days-off of work I have a smoke going for one if not both days. Mother nature an I have for the most part come to an understanding: I won't cuss her out when she tries to shut me down, as long she plays fair and gives me half a chance to stay in the game! LOLOLOL!!!
Really, I do smoke and grill year-round...blizzards and tornadoes are the exception to my rule. No sense risking death over a great meal, or ruining what could have been a great meal.
I guess it happened just about as I thought it would...145-146*, things really came to a screeching halt...well, almost.
Are ya dead, or what? Nope, just sleeping...still has a pulse and breath sounds...LOL!!!
The crust is just starting to get that dried out look in a few spots, so the baste will help the crust to keep on forming and crisping up. Meat juices are oozing out in several places as the meat is shrinking even more now, judging by the bone ends showing more prominently than before. Aah man, this getting fun, and will be great eating!
OK, I have one stick of salted butter melting as I type, and the baste will begin shortly...I'm trying to get my timing for a 2.5-3.0 hour basted smoke time to get a rich, dark and glossy looking crust, without it getting too dark (blackened), as I am playing with a charcoal fired smoke today, not propane...that can make a huge difference.
I also need to get this accomplished while getting the through the stall at about the right time for a low 150* I/T pull to rest. Anyway, I'll try my best.
Still rolling, my brothers and sisters!
I can only hope this is at least 1/2 as good of a ride for you as it is for me!
Back with more shortly...