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Old 07-01-2005, 06:35 AM   #1
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Doing so would cause a traumatic loss of heat. Open the access and very gently poke the coals a little bit. Stirring implies more activity than is necessary. Just a few well placed pokes should improve air flow around the coals with agitating the ash too much.
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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I use wood for my heat, but then I have an off set. You can use small chunks of wood to increase your heat if you need to. I wouldnt do a lot of stiring.
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I would.
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Do you have any time constraints?
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do that, just relax and pop a top..hey, it's 5 o clock somewhere!
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Sounds like it is going well cruise...forget the 5 O'Clock thing...it's 9:15am where I'm at and now is as good a time as any...Just as LARRY!!
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #7
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Sounds like it is going well cruise...forget the 5 O'Clock thing...it's 9:15am where I'm at and now is as good a time as any...Just as LARRY!!
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:18 AM   #8
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So what's the longest a plateau could last? Just curious. My first brisket was a 5lb flat and the plateau was 3 hours or so (if I remember right).

I'm in no rush. In fact, this is working out awesome on timing. I was
hoping to get it to 190 and foil it for several hours. Dinner is around
6 if it's ready.

This time I am doing the real McCoy, a 13lb flat and point - and it's been just
over 9 ours and at 150. It moved up one degree just now - so maybe it's
moving on. What the longest a plateau might last?
Each piece of meat is different. I had two briskets this past weekend sit at 160 for over 3 hours and didn't budge a bit. Then things moved along nicely after that. Sit back, read the paper have coffee or beer is even better and RELAX!!! Just think about dinner!
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If I ever build a patio, it will have 2-way ramps! Thanks Larry!
Thanks, that really means alot to me. See Bryan, someone appreciates me.
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If I ever build a patio, it will have 2-way ramps! Thanks Larry!
When you get to know Larry you'll change your mind. The 2-way ramp will turn into a 1-way ramp into traffic. :lmao:
You just wait till you and Lisa come down to visit the Gator, bud. 8-[
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