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First long smoke on my Weber kettle

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tag0401, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. tag0401

    tag0401 Meat Mopper

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    Hope you all are well. I am looking forward to smoking two butts on my kettle this Sunday. This will be my first long charcoal smoke so we will see how it goes. But in the meantime I’ll share some steaks I’m working on at the moment!
     

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  2. kruizer

    kruizer Master of the Pit

    Good lookin steaks
     
  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank you , I am , hope you are too .
    Cook looks good . Don't be afraid to let that kettle do it's thing . If it wants to run 275 / 300 , ( may need that with 2 ) let it go . I've done them a bit higher than that . Comes out great .
    Good luck , let us know how it comes out .
     
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  4. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds good. Are you doing the Minion method?
     
  5. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Snake method is a perfect fit for longer cooks in a kettle. Good luck with your butts.

    Have fun and show us the results.
    Chris
     
  6. tag0401

    tag0401 Meat Mopper

    Change of plans. Had a little too much st pats fun Saturday night so I will be bringing you all an early Tuesday morning smoke of 1 butt. Stuck the other in the freezer and will do it when I have another weekend off. I’m going with the snake method this time. Will keep y’all updated throughout the process. Stay tuned!!
     
  7. tag0401

    tag0401 Meat Mopper

    63E5876B-D3F5-4E34-A126-9C74602C147C.jpeg Good morning all. As promised here are a few pictures to start the day!!
     

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  8. tag0401

    tag0401 Meat Mopper

    86479C4C-CDB3-4053-AC1E-6C884B1EA382.jpeg 6A44EEDA-7ACF-4134-BD44-829165DEB29C.jpeg 6 hours in 160 IT. Time to wrap and extend the snake. Should not have to touch again until done. The snake method has been pretty much set and forget, been dialed in around 275 all morning with 40 degree outside temps.