- Joined Mar 2, 2011
The fiancee and I decided to have some people over to celebrate Memorial Day. And since I own a catering business I piped up "I'll just cook some pork butt and ribs." Well Cash-&-Carry didn't have very good looking pork butts left, so I grabbed the next best thing. I got two picnics that totaled just under 20lbs. Now I've que'd my fair share of ribs, tri-tip, and pork loin, but this is the first time that I've tried such a long smoke. Not realizing how long it is going to take to get these bad boys cooked all the way down to where they fall apart, my fiancee told everyone that we would eat around 4 pm. So guess what I did @ 3:00am this morning? Yep, I got up and fired up my pit. Now if I were using a BGE or WSM I would have just started them last night, but I have a customer built stick burner that takes about an hour to get up to cooking temp. Its about 5:45 now and I got the shoulders on @ 4:00. I will update as things progress, and when all is said and done I'll put up my Q-View. Wish me luck!!! I think I'm gonna need it.