pulled pork on the Jumbo Joe and oven

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Fueling Around

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I recently bought a Weber Jumbo Joe. Grills just fine but got the itch for something smoked.
I thought my first attempt would be a failure, but it turned out well and wife approved.
I decided to share a long thread

I used an aluminum pan but wanted something to raise the pork off the bottom.
No rack so I made them from skewers broke in half and rolled in aluminum foil

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Made 3 for the pan
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A small 2# cut of the shoulder that bottom side is dusted with chili powder, cumin, black pepper, oregano, cayenne, and salt. I ran out of dust so fat side got black pepper and salt.
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I loaded a smoke tube with apple pellets and started a chimney with lump charcoal.
Sorry, no photos.

Put the pan on the Joe. Lump partial burning, and tube is smoking well.
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Closed it up hoping for the best.
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Nice thin blue smoke, but not photo evident. I wished I am as thin as my shadow in the photo.

Uh forgot to get the sandal shot for Brokenhandle Brokenhandle
I'm in the parking lot of the condo for our snowbird winter.
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I didn't get the damper correct and the smoke tube went out but the lump as still doing the job.
I poured apple pellets directly on the lump coals to get smoke on the pork. Small piece of pork so I didn't go crazy.
I had to stir the lump and add more pellets after an hour.

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4 hours on the grill and 150° IT. Not sure the temp, but the dome was warm to touch so guessing around 200°

Forgot to get a photo before double foil wrapping the pan and into a 240° oven.
We got home about 4 hours later.
Meat was very probe tender, but not mush
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Wife was very excited about the pork and gentle apple smoke scent in the air.

She had to have a taste before it cooled to pulling temperature
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She loves the cayenne kick of the dust I used on the bottom side.

I didn't copy the recipe for the dust. I'll try to get it next time. Wife wants it again so that is my go.

Thanks all
-FA
 
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That Jumbo Joe is a great little grill. And doing a pork butt on it, where there is a will there is a way. Good job, it looks fantastic. :emoji_thumbsup:
 
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Heck yes, where there is a will there's a way! Looks good from here! You sure you don't want us to send you some snow? And reheating it in the sous vide...coffee can on top of engine filled with water? :emoji_blush:

Ryan
 
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Thank you all
I got lucky on the maiden run with the Joe and using lump charcoal.
I much prefer the flavor of lump over briquettes, too.
The foil pan is around 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" and that is about the largest that fits in the Joe for some indirect cooking.
 
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Wow. Looks like you did a really nice job on that. Kettles can post some specific challenges but looks like you nailed this one. Well done!!

Robert
 
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Looks great, just bought s JJ to use in the camper and a upcoming vacation to the beach, glad to get some ideas on what it can do
 
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Looks great, just bought s JJ to use in the camper and a upcoming vacation to the beach, glad to get some ideas on what it can do
I haven't finished the modifications needed to make it more user friendly.
Needs the wood handle extension on the bottom damper. I started with just a bolt to tap with the tongs or spatula.
 
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