Todays smoke!! 9 pound butt!! Done...the money shot !!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fpnmf, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I just filled the ring past the top with R.O. and am using the soup can in the center method of starting it up.

        ( Thanks TYOTRAIN for the how to)

    Hickory and mesquite chunks.

    Put 10 kingsford briquettes in the chimney and fired it up.

    Filled the can and pulled it.

    All vents open,guru rigged up to keep it at 225.

    The butt is very big 9.7 pounds and has been in the fridge coated with SPOG for  a day and a half.

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    The flash blotted out the guru read out..it's at 170...

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    As soon as it settles down the butt goes in an I am going to watch for a bit.

    Then go to bed around 11. I usually wake up for the visit at 3am so I will check it out then.

    Kinda strange doing it this way..so we shall see how the guru and WSM get along for a real long smoke.

    Later!!

      Craig
     
  2. Looks like a great start Craig,,,this smoke could take the big box and a few beers!!! [​IMG]  [​IMG]
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Oh yeah! Hickory and Mesquite, one of my favorite combos for the hog! [​IMG]
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Woke up at 6... Late for me,  I was up til 1 watching things...

    Looking good at 165, now into the foil and back in.

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    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW....

    Nice butt to wake up with!

    TJ
     
  8. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's what she said.
     
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't change the subject---We're talking about Pork, here!

    Lookin' good Craig!

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    Bear
     
  10. smokinal

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

    Looks good so far!
     
  11. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You and your stinking picture of the Guru has me pricing one. Just what I didn't want to do, spend another $300 today on my habit. I have to ask.  Did you get the adapter for the WSM?  I'm wondering if that portion is really necessary.

    Great looking butt, by the way.  It has me wanting a pulled pork sandwich for breakfast and I don't usually eat breakfast!
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    You need the WSM adapter for sure. I got an adapter for my BGE too.

    To tell ya the truth...I could probably live without the guru. So far I have used it 4 times..it works flawlessly.

    When I first got the WSM I was determined to run it and get used to the way it works before using the guru.

     The WSM works fine without it.

    I do like the guru. It has a number of advantages. Makes using the WSM a lot easier.

    Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice. Gonna be a good butt for sure.
     
  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Out at 212 and into the cooler for a few hours..

    Making sausage this morning too!!

      Craig
     
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Craig, you're on a roll....big butt and sausage.....when you gonna find time to hit the beach??
     
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My friend you are an animal. You take smoking meat alot to another level!!
     
  17. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    busy busy busy...... you and nepas are rollin...................[​IMG]
     
  18. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    After 2 hours rest it is still real hot.

    It looks and tastes great..

    This morning I put  4.5 pound pan of Stouffers M&C in and more mesquite.

    Then I got busy grinding and stuffing 10 pounds of andouille.

    Used new 38/42 casings from Syracuse casing Co. I will never buy hanks again.. These are the bomb!!

    OK first up --- the butt!!

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    The M&C!!  Smokey goodness...

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    The sausage..These are huge campared to the 35/38..I like it

    I also like the tubed casing went right on the stuffing tube..

    10 more pounds are waiting til tomorrow...

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    One last picture...

    I loaded the 18.5 WSM last nite. Fired it off about 9:30.

    It maintained 230-240 until noon today.

    I used less than 10 pounds to fill the ring.

    There's enough left to do another 5-6 hour smoke.

     I love this thing.

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    Holy guacamole...I am not used to this much work...I need a nap.

    And some beach time..

      Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
  19. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking pork neighbor.................Heck it all looks great!

    The sausage is gonna be really good  [​IMG]

    Thanks for making everyone hungry  [​IMG]
     
  20. Great job.  Butts, then sausage, plus smoked mac & cheese.  I've been told the WSM is the way to go.  Obviously the guru makes it nearly foolproof, but I've heard people who state once you get used to the WSM it will hold steady for hours without any fuss.
     

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