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rainy day first butt - w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by phishy, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Named my UDS AquaLung.....and it was my first cook w/ it, but i was only slightly apprehensive, 

    little Caribbean flair for the Pre cook rubby-dub-dubby...9.5 lbs

    got the fire basket  ready the night before, minion method, nice little score on an enamel sauce pan i found in an old dump site on a homestead farm, cut off the rusted bottom WALLA!!

    awake at 4AM.....smokers ready by 430AM-ish

    after a little more sleep, getting the slaw ready, wisconsin-ized it, maple syrup and  craisins, red wine vinegar, not that mayo stuff so popular around here, hand cut slaw

    still holding around 1030AM, not much fussing, cracked the valve down to 3/4 at start and opened it to full at 1030AM

    Rain at 130PM  see the blob of yellow on the south side of Green Bay....that's where i am located

    more rain behind it too

    raining but  AquaLung is still hold fine...nice thin blue smoke from a nice blue smoker

    rest and ready to serve, bone pulled out just fine


    little sammy w/ homemade calico beans and bread & butter pickles from the garden

    I need a new thermometer, if it wasn't for the poke test i would have seriously over cooked this thing, it bottomed out at 160 and wouldn't budge, so i poked it when i thought it should be done around 630PM and it was like budd-aah, little more done than i wanted, but the guests we had didn't know the difference, everyone was fat and sassy at the end of the evening...

    made some ABT's, but the camera never made it in time, they disappeared immediately, there were 24 and only 6 people .....umm yea they were that good  
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking first smoke on the new UDS!
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Nice looking butt and some Great bark!!!
  4. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome. The uds cooks like no other smoker.
  5. rcwbud

    rcwbud Fire Starter

    Can you explain that "minion method" for me. I have noticed several people mention that and am interested in knowing more about that.
  6. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    It's good to see another Wisconsinite here on the forums.  I am in Algoma, east of you.  Nice lookin' butt!

  7. set the fire of your basket like the pic...then i take my chimney and add enough charcaol that would fill my little pan, i think that was around 15 briquettes??  light the chimney with paper and when the coals turn white, dump them into the bottomless pan, pull the pan out...this way hot coals are he center of you fuel , put bsket in the UDS (Smoker) keep the valves open til it hitsthe temp you want, then shut her down to hold the temp.  this way the fuel burns long period of time, i smoked for 14 hrs on less than 10 lbs of charcoal and about 2 lbs of apple chunks, in the end i still had unspent fuel.

    SotterMago.....Ditto, not many 'sonsinites, not that we don't know how, but we ain't exactly the culinary center of the bbq world ... I fish out of 'gomer once in a while...mostly kewaunee since it is closer to me...may have to hook up some day.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013