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The remains of my first attempt at smoking for a group

glennmc

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Agree with CrankyBuzzard - 3 butts can render a half-gallon of grease.  Messy, but I bet it was spectacular!
 

ryanmn

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Wow, how did it get so big?
I had 4 butts in there, grease spilled out of the drip pan and I had to have the flame on high to keep the temp at 250 and it ignited. Turned off heat, disconnected gas, closed dampers and the flame kept getting bigger. Was next to a building and I decided risking a bigger fire to save meat wasn't worth it so I used the extinguisher. Super bummed
 

crankybuzzard

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The main thing is that everyone is safe. Meats and smokers can be replaced.

Sucks that it happened though. Is the smoker a goner as well?
 

ryanmn

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The main thing is that everyone is safe. Meats and smokers can be replaced.

Sucks that it happened though. Is the smoker a goner as well?
Yeah, everyone is fine, but it was a major bummer to see everyone so disappointed they didn't get pulled pork.

I just spent an hour cleaning it and I think it will be okay. If it's a loss I'm okay with that because I was looking for an excuse to buy a bigger better offset
 

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