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1st Try with the New Mailbox Mod w/ Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mneeley490, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So I put together my mailbox mod in about an hour. I had all the pieces, just didn't have time until this week. Everything fit like a glove, and I tested them out on 2 pork butts today. Butts were originally about 7 lbs apiece, but I sliced off the fatty side to make bacon, later.

    One got my usual pork rub, the other, Tatonka dust. I still like that better than mine. I guess I need to get to work developing a better pork rub.

    Started up the smoker about 6:15am, and got the meat in by 7.

    Pitmaster's Choice pellets in the AMNPS, with a little crushed charcoal briquette underneath.

    Nice TBS, and no leaks anywhere. The AMNPS burned through with no problems at all.

    Mopped with apple juice about the 4 hour mark.

    Had to foil at 165° at about the 10 hour point in order to get done today. Still took over 13 hours, and 2 more in the cooler.

    And pulled. Now I can get some sleep.

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Everything looks good!!
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work on the modification, looks like it worked out well for you and glad to see your still enjoying the Tatonka Dust seasoning!