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Old 02-02-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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These little piggies went South



These little piggies went North




I just hope the big bad wolf (without the E) stays away.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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Nice...a lot of pulled pork you'll have for sure!!

What kind of wood are you using?
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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Greg I am using some hickory for smoke.

I was really wanting to try Carolines rub on one of these butts but it takes a while to get down here from Canada so it will have to go on the next round.

I am using Tx bbq rub on three of them and one of them has some rub I found in my cabinet called Finney #1.

Larry, my order is going in today.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
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looks like a good start cliff...i've got 2 butts and a picnic (maybe 2) to do tonight...gonna use a white oak, maple, apple wood combo....

by the time i get mine on, your's will probably be at stall temperature...

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Old 02-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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Larry informed me that there need to be some space between the butts for grease control, bark, air circulation, bark and such. I did remember smashing them together to get them to the center of the grates. The wsm was clicking along at 251 dome temp when I took the lid off for 15 seconds to adjust them.

Now about 15-20 min later the dome temp has just made it back to 240.

I made myself a perminate mental note to never smash them together again.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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four hours into the cook I have temps ranging from 132 up to 140. I am glad to see the temps staying at a manageable range from the bottom to the top grate. I am monitoring all four.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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Sounds like you're geting the hang of it Cliff and you have everything under control!!
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Looks and sounds good so far. Let me know what you think of the rub. Depending on how much you use, it can be spicy.
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Looks good so far Cliff
The Finney #1 is excellent on butts
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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Butts are holding around 175-180. Still have a ways to go. WSM is coasting at 238 in the dome but the vents are all almost wide open. I may be starting to turn down hill.

If the temps start to fall and more fuel is needed, how much fuel should I add this close to the end ?

Lit or unlit ?

ps: I tapped on the legs to shake down some of the ash. There may be more than enough fuel left to do the job. Just curious.
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