First smoke on the Lang

Discussion in 'Pork' started by raymo76, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Gonna finish smoke curing the Lang 36 in about a half hour or so and throw on some butts after. They're boneless about 5.5 lbs each, I couldn't find any bone ins locally. I wasn't planning on pulling an all nighter tonight so I'm a bit tired but I'll be a diligent student of the smoking art and stay awake. I'll upload some pics when I take them, but I'm not planning on spritzing or wrapping so I doubt there will be many pictures.
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  with your [​IMG]

    P.s.Mabe you can finde someone to chat with to keep you awake.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Raymo, you're only looking at 7 to 8hrs. on the smoker,so stick it out and leave the lid shut,Patience will give you much reward...[​IMG]. I just love Butts;and pork too[​IMG]


    I mean I REALLY like Butts........

    have fun and.............................................
  4. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Ok cool! I wanted to wait till tomorrow but you know how it is, new smoker, already waited one day to season it, I couldn't hold out another. Then I figured, I have it going already to season it so I might as well slap something in there. [​IMG]  I'm just about 2 hours in. Get to try out my new thermoworks superfast thermometer too.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  5. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    4 hours down and here's the Q-View



    2 hours in


    Credit to the Lang


    4 hours in

  6. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm learning as I go about being a stick burner, pretty fun watching wood burn instead of lump charcoal if you ask me [​IMG]  Cooker seems to be nice and responsive to my damper adjustments.
  7. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good! Like oldschool said I REALLY like butts...big butts! haha
  8. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    6 hours in, internal temps reading at 165*F & 172*F, they smell delicious.
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great so far Ray!
  10. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Al, here's the latest picture I just took at the 6 hour mark. 

  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy they are starting to get that nice colored bark on them, looks awesome Ray!
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!

  13. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Well a little after that picture I lost control of my fire, maybe I was just too tired, I fell asleep a few times, but for a little bit I was behind the 8 ball with temp control. I noticed out of no where I was sitting at 200* then I fired it back up but too far. Hit 250* got it to stabilize around 235* then finally back to 225*, I must have fell asleep again cause bam same thing back down to 200* when I checked. I kept going back and forth for a little while before around 7 7:30 ish I maintained 225* for the rest of the smoke. Pulled it at 200* internal temp, but I think the yo-yoing of the temp messed it up. One of the butts seems to be more moist than the other, half of each seems kind of dry like carnita's so I didn't pull that, thinking I'll make taquitos or burritos with it later.

    I forgot to take any more photo's, going to try a sandwhich now and then probably sleep! AFter the cook I went straight into the yard work and now I'm beat! The cook went 10 hours and 15 mins, no foiling although I think next time I will try it. This was a night of firsts for me, first night cook first butt and first lang cook.

    On a side note I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of the thermoworks superfast thermometer I bought. It's not lightening fast like the thermapen but it is superfast!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  14. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like it was a success. Congrats
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Post a view or three of your smoker.....think I can help you[​IMG]
  16. i love my 2 lang 84s and a fill them all the time
  17. Well congrats on your first smoke in your Lang.

    From the last set of pics those butts looked really good.

    I believe it was an overall sucess.

    Happy Smokin'

  18. rgacat

    rgacat Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Congrats looks like you did a great smoke. Bet it tasted gooood.
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a success on your first smoke on the Lang. I'm sure with a little practice you'll have it humming along at 225 forever.
  20. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great !!

    nice looking smoker [​IMG]

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