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Old 09-30-2005, 06:57 PM   #1
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Gonna Christen LuLu Tomorrow

I went to three different stores to find meat to fill LuLu up and let me tell you, the meat departments SUCK. I went to BJ's to get butts and brisket, they didn't have any butts out and only had 2.5-3lb brisket flats. I ask the meat guy and he goes and gets some butts for me, life is getting a little better, but they didn't have any briskets worth getting. Then I went to Costco, no briskets. So I go to Giant and they had flats that were cut in half (why???) on the shelf and by now I'm fed up, but I ring the buzzer and the meat guy comes out and I ask if he has any briskets. He says, someone just came and bought almost all of them but he'd check. He came out with one overly trimmed 6lb flat, so I took it. I bought a pound of fat back to slice up and put on top of it to keep it moist. I also bought 2 - 3lb chuck roasts to throw on LuLu. So here's the deal, I'm gonna start the butts (16lbs) first in the morning, but they're for the game Sunday so I won't be in a hurry for them. Then I'll put the chuck roasts and briskets on around 11am for dinner tomorrow night. I'll shred the chuck as you would a chuck roll and slice the flat. Everything will be rubbed with Wolfe Rub and cooked with oak wood.

BTW, I hooked the log lighter up on LuLu and now I have a new toy!!! Wow does that flame shoot out! I'll have plenty of pic's tomorrow, I bought a new camera to replace my smashed one!
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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How 'bout a preview with that new camera you bought for Lisa??!
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Okay, I was up at 4am to get LuLu fired up. The 2 butts totalling 16lbs went on at 5:30am. It's 6am now and she's holding steady at 272* and the meats at 42*. I will try to keep a log of this inagural cook. The brisket and chuck will go on later. I'll post some pic's in a bit.
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Okay it's 6:30 now the meat is at 65* and LuLu's chugging along at 249*. Here are a couple of pic's from when I put the meat on earlier.





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Old 10-01-2005, 05:43 AM   #5
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Hey Larry, is that the log lighter under the grate? Neat looking stuff!
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Hey Larry, is that the log lighter under the grate? Neat looking stuff!
Yeah Nick that's the log lighter. I had it on for about 3 minutes and my logs were rolling! That was all it took! Really glad I got it.
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LuLu is running very smooth...............Pit's at 248* and the meat is at 119*. I've added two logs since putting the meat on. Pic's will be coming soon!
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:07 AM   #9
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Hey Larry, thanks alot for all the info. I know alot of us are living vicariously (sp) through you. Me, I am stuck at work today w/ the Air Force Reserves....great job, but I would love to have my WSM downstairs w/ a flat on it for lunch.....
Kevin, I'll be putting a flat on for you later!!
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Larry: Just a suggestion, When you have to order a replacement rack for your fire box (and you will) ask them to make it with 1/2 inch steel bar stock instead of the expanded metal. It will last longer. That burner looks to put out some serious BTU's. Have fun, I'm back to Oinktoberfest in a hour.
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