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Old 07-09-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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It's hot outside and I am cooking butts for a work function.

I am using my wsm because it cooks slower than my drum. I need to stretch the cook out a bit. We are not eating till around two.

The wsm is wanting to lock in at 260 grate temp. I am trying to back it down some.

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:31 AM   #2
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260* is fine, Cliffy!!!
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What temp you trying to get to.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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At the grate I would prefer it to be around 240-250.

I decided that 260 was ok since I was doing butts. I went to bed at 1:00 am. After 3 hours my maverick went off alerting me that the temp pit temp was at 205. I had one vent closed and two barley open with the exhaust 100% open.

I opened the vents up 100% until it had bumped back up to 230. I shut one vent off and closed two down to a little less than 1/4 and went back to bed.

Two hours later my maverick alerted me ( actually, it alerted my wife who them alerted me ) that the pit temp was at 300 and climbing fast.

After some time I got the temps below 300 and falling slowly, so I went back to bed and at 8:30 the temps were still at 269.

Had this been a brisket cook I would be not be very happy.

However the butts are right on schedule.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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260* is fine, Cliffy!!!
Wow, I didnt think 260 was ok. I thought it had to be right around 225. I just ruined the flat on a packer brisket (cooked to fast) at about 240- 250.

then again it wasnt a butt ..................
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...then again it wasnt a butt...
EXACTLY!
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I posted this finished pic but it vanished. If it shows up twice, blame Greg.

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Lets just blame Greg anyway
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