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Old 01-12-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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Butts were on sale

Harris Teeter had butts on sale for .99 lb. Bought 4 for a test run on the WSM. Few questions:

1. Sand or water?

2. How long, this is the second cook, first long one?

3. How much Kingsford will I use?
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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I was told sand holds temps better.
I did a butt and two chucks. Cook was 12 hrs. some said it wasn't long enough.
I used just under a 1/4 bag.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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I was told sand holds temps better.
I did a butt and two chucks. Cook was 12 hrs. some said it wasn't long enough.
I used just under a 1/4 bag.
Just for the sake of argument, you didn't foil did you? I usually foil but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, for this one I am not to satisfy the OTHER members on this forum.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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Sand or Water up to you...if you use sand watch the temps on the way up...if you use water you'll need to add more at about the 8 hr mark...

Charcoal...fill the ring and maybe a little extra..
My butts typically take about 16hrs....without foil
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #5
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Yes I did
For the last 2 hrs.
We were hungry
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Unless I've been in a bad time crunch, I've never foiled my butt until after it comes off and goes in the cooler.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:07 PM   #7
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Get a 20lb bag of kingsford and 4-5 chunks of wood. Fill the ring to the point it's about to over flow and mix your wood throughout. Use sand, (no fuss no muss), about 1/3 of a pan wrapped serveral times with foil. Add your butts then add about 10-15 lit coals. Keep all vents 100% open until your dome temp hits 200*, then shut the bottom three down 75%. Your temp may initially drop about 5 degrees, but will continue to slow creep up and should settle between 245-260*, which which will give you a grate temp between 230-245*. When you temps start to drop about 8-10 hours later, give the legs a light kick or tap to knock the excess ash through the charcoal grate. Sometimes a light stir of the coals is necessary to help with airflow.
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What Larry said....

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When you temps start to drop about 8-10 hours later, give the legs a light kick or tap to knock the excess ash through the charcoal grate. Sometimes a light stir of the coals is necessary to help with airflow.
Emphasis on the light or you'll have charcoal ash on the meat.

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Re: Butts were on sale

[quote="Bill The Grill Guy"]Harris Teeter had butts on sale for .99 lb. Bought 4 for a test run on the WSM. Few questions:

I got 4 this morning from the local BiLo 1.99 a lb , and tht cleaned the shelf , they didnt have any ribs left at all . They had what I would call baby butts , them things dont even look big enough to feed one person.
The ones I got were 16.5 lbs totaled.
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