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Old 01-12-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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first butt this weekend

I got a small one, about 4 1/2 pounds. doing some other stuff as well. anyway my plan is to do rub and maybe spray with apple juice/jack daniels and put on a nc vinegar based finishing sauce. or should I inject and or mop?? I'm wanting to keep it pretty simple but want a good flavor. any suggestions would be great. doing it on a offset and not a weber so I made my own post instead of the putting it in the "butts on sale thread"
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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I did the baffle mod and the chimney mod.

now a question for those with the mavrick et73. for the smoker temp do you use the included clip and just set it on the grate so the actual prob is a inch or so off?? seems like the metal clip will generate heat and cause it to read high.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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Well, I have done some podcasts recently with guys/gals who have been very successful with injecting...during competitions. The salt water rally brings out the taste of the butt for the judges.

However, when pressed if they inject for themselves...they don't.

So, I'd say try it injected and then next time un-injected...decide what you like!
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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I would keep that lid closed as much as possible.
When I do a butt on the CG I sometimes spray with ap, but I only open the lid enough to get the sprayer in.
If your going to inject I would try Chris Lilly's injection, It has worked out good for me in the past.
Glad to see you did the other mods and keep us informed how everything goes.
Good luck
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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I would keep that lid closed as much as possible.
When I do a butt on the CG I sometimes spray with ap, but I only open the lid enough to get the sprayer in.
If your going to inject I would try Chris Lilly's injection, It has worked out good for me in the past.
Glad to see you did the other mods and keep us informed how everything goes.
Good luck

I use Chris Lilly`s injection all the time Hey it works why mess with it and I use apple juice for a spray as well if needed ???
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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Foil wrap 8-10 bricks and line the bottom of that CG. That is an easy one that gives you that little extra heat stability.

MOD's are for people who are never satisfied so bbq people fit right in to that catagory.

I know that there are people here who have drilled holes in there $$$$$$ pits trying out one mod or another.

I have a WSM on order and when it comes in, the first thing I am going to do is drill a couple of holes in it.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Ah the fire bricks, forgot about that one.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:49 PM   #8
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so just normal bricks with foil around them??
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:11 PM   #9
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Nope fire bricks(Like the ones they use in fireplaces).
You can get bricks that are already split in half but if not do what I did and split them yourself.
Wrap them in heavy duty foil and like Cliff said and line the chamber with them.
Slide 3 into the charcoal grate, set it all the way down and line 3 more up on each side. They really hold the heat
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:48 PM   #10
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that makes more sense
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