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Old 01-18-2007, 06:40 AM   #1
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Coldest day of the year and I am smokin.

Yep, cranked up "T.O.W." (The Other Wife) the WSM at 6am. Outside temp is 21*. I know that some of you have had colder weather but this is the first cold day here in 2007.

Filled the charcoal basket with Kingsford and apple chunks. Got about 15 or so coals in the chimney and fired it up.

Last night I slathered up two butts with the chipolte mustard and a good dose of my rub. The other two I put "The Swine Syndicate Rub", thanks Wittdog.

The butts went on at 06:25. By 07:15 I cranked the bottom vents down to 50%. The dome temp was 280* and the top grate was at 240*.

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:00 AM   #3
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Got a remote therm? Certainly worth the money on days like these!
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:03 AM   #4
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Re: Coldest day of the year and I am smokin.

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Yep, cranked up "T.O.W." (The Other Wife) the WSM at 6am. Outside temp is 21*. I know that some of you have had colder weather but this is the first cold day here in 2007.

Filled the charcoal basket with Kingsford and apple chunks. Got about 15 or so coals in the chimney and fired it up.

Last night I slathered up two butts with the chipolte mustard and a good dose of my rub. The other two I put "The Swine Syndicate Rub", thanks Wittdog.

The butts went on at 06:25. By 07:15 I cranked the bottom vents down to 50%. The dome temp was 280* and the top grate was at 240*.
40 degrees difference between the dome and the top grate. Something don't sound right. You sure the numbers are correct?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:09 AM   #5
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Re: Coldest day of the year and I am smokin.

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The butts went on at 06:25. By 07:15 I cranked the bottom vents down to 50%. The dome temp was 280* and the top grate was at 240*.
You could calibrate your therm real fast if it wasn't screwed in!!!

You have alot of meat in the cooker, I'd be willing to bet that temperature difference decreases once the meat warms up!
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:12 AM   #6
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Go Bill Go...After a few hrs the temps will even out...
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Got a remote therm? Certainly worth the money on days like these!
Yeah... days like this and the really hot days, those things pay for themselves.


Btw: DATs, it's snowing at my house in NC right now. And I'm not in the mountains.
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Wow, just ran a car accident and was gone for over an hour and the temps are holding fine. The top dome is at 273* and the top grate is at 242*.

Larry, I have two therm checking the dome temp. The one that is fixed and I hung another one in the vent hole. Both read the same.

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The butts went on at 06:25. By 07:15 I cranked the bottom vents down to 50%. The dome temp was 280* and the top grate was at 240*.




You could calibrate your therm real fast if it wasn't screwed in!!!

You have alot of meat in the cooker, I'd be willing to bet that temperature difference decreases once the meat warms up!
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Larry, I have two therm checking the dome temp. The one that is fixed and I hung another one in the vent hole. Both read the same.
I was kidding, I was sure Kathy calibrated them for you to make sure they were right!! [smilie=a_chuckle.gif]
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:06 AM   #10
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so what's going on here, the 2 temps will get closer as the meat
comes to temp?
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