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Cold day for smoking

oddegan

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- 7 when I put these in the MES-30. Running 275 with my own rub over maple chunks. We will see how long it takes. I think the high for today in my part of the Mitten is 5 degrees.
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oddegan

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It's running much better than anticipated. I am really enjoying watching the smoke slowly rising up in the still cold air with the sun shining. It's part of the reward of smoking at this time of year.
 

Derek717

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28 here today. Bought a Davy Crockett last week and putting it to the test right now with a 4 pound boneless Boston Butt. Also love the smoke rising.
 

jasinil2006

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I threw a couple of butts in this morning, too. It was -3F when they went in at 7:30 and it took a good hour to stabilize the smoker at 270. Then the propane tank ran out, so I had to trek out to the garage out back for the spare tank.

I don’t normally wrap butts, but I’m going to try. I’d like to eat before 11 pm....
 

oddegan

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These are the maple chunks I'm using. Did some pruning last spring and cut these from stuff that was to small for the fire pit. Let them dry through the summer and fall. Very happy with how they are working out.
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Derek717

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I thought about wrapping but I'm going to let them ride. Wasn't planning on them for dinner tonight. Going to put the smoker on auto pilot and leave the dog in charge. Heading over to some friends for an afternoon of home brewing.
Homebrewing?!? Now you have my attention! What style are you brewing?
 

oddegan

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Hated to do it but I had to open it up quick to fix a loader jam. Drawback to using the chunks. Progressing nicely and it was back up to temp in just a few minutes.
 

oddegan

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My cellar is out of home brew right now. Got some Pigeon Hill SCP and a couple Shorts Slurmlord.
 

oddegan

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IT at 185. This is going much better than I anticipated. I'm only about an hour behind my normal schedule.
 

zwiller

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The planets aligned: threw on my first brisket 9PM last night and took it off around 11 today and tray was still smoking. Last overnighter the tray went out... Longtime brewer and BJCP. Maibock sounds good. Brewing days are rare but have daughter's grad party beer tapped, centennial blonde (crowd pleaser) I could go for a really big winter warmer tonight. Didn't sleep as well as I wanted, worrying over the brisket LOL.
 

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