Up the creek w/out a therm... - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Up the creek w/out a therm...

Im in Va. at my sister in laws for her reunion and started cooking last night on the WSM. When I turned on the Maverick, I noticed the meat probe was running almost 50 degrees hotter than the smoker probe. Long story short, I did my first butt cook without a thermometer and judged finish by "pulling the bone". At 11 hours, the bone came out clean and when I started to lift the butts off, they fell in half easly. They appeared moist and are foiled and resting now. I plan on pulling them in about 4 hours, so Ill know more than. Heading out to a local Williams Sonoma to get a new probe and hopefully score some sale rib racks...
__________________

__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
Wizard of Que
 
DATsBBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Galveston TX
Posts: 1,763
Just like the old days before fancy electronics =D> Bet it turns our great, post the pics
__________________

DATsBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
Sorry to hear about the therm. Hope the shopping trip works out for you.
__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 10:30 AM   #4
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
Thermometer? I don't need no stinking thermometer! The finger polk or bone pull works for me.
__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 12:46 PM   #5
Moderator
 
wittdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Seneca NY
Posts: 9,860
You need to take pics in front of Lola's whole family..
__________________
Save the gas for the criminals Q with wood...

I get more sauced then my Ribs

My Bark is as good as my Bite!

Swine so fine it's Criminal

Never trust a skinny cook!!!!!!!!
wittdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 12:47 PM   #6
Moderator
 
wittdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Seneca NY
Posts: 9,860
You need to take pics in front of Lola's whole family..
__________________
Save the gas for the criminals Q with wood...

I get more sauced then my Ribs

My Bark is as good as my Bite!

Swine so fine it's Criminal

Never trust a skinny cook!!!!!!!!
wittdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 05:52 PM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Well, I scored two rib racks at Willimas and Sanoma and a new ET-73 at a BBQ Galore store here. It appears to be a chain store. Never saw one before. Lots of Weber stuff and they also had a "Green Egg" there. Looked at a Weber kettle with the rottissere ring and dropped some hints to the wife...anniversery comming in September if anyone talks to her (WITT !!!!!!)...lol

Re: the thermometerless butts...One appeares to be a little dry, the other one was awesome. They were both very similer in size..mixed them together and they will be fine to serve tommarrow. Every one was picking at it as I pulled it and appeared to be happy with it. I guess we are our worse critics.

Heading out to start my brisket for an overnight cook. Sorry about no pics. To much beer !
__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
God O'Que
 
Uncle Bubba's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boardman, Ohio
Posts: 2,689
I generally go by feel and then check when I think it's getting close...except at contest.
__________________
Uncle Bubba

"I'd rather be dead in my skin than be a fan of a Redskin."
Uncle Bubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #9
Moderator
 
wittdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Seneca NY
Posts: 9,860
So John do I drop the weber stuff or the Green Egg in the mrs ear when I see her again...How did the rub work out for you?
__________________
Save the gas for the criminals Q with wood...

I get more sauced then my Ribs

My Bark is as good as my Bite!

Swine so fine it's Criminal

Never trust a skinny cook!!!!!!!!
wittdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 02:18 AM   #10
BBQ Centralite
 
Woodman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mentor, Oh
Posts: 4,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pigs On The Wing BBQ
Thermometer? I don't need no stinking thermometer! The finger polk or bone pull works for me.
I have a bunch of old fashioned dial meat thermos. I use them on brisket and chicken, but not usually on butts.
__________________

__________________
"I was born to cook for people"
Woodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×