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How long does lump last, you ask?

Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,269
edited 10:59PM in EggHead Forum
Cooked a nearly 9 lb butt the other day, using Wicked Good lump. Fired it up at about 8 PM (250° dome) and at 10 PM, the butt went on. It finished at about 6 PM, nearly 22 hours after I lit it!!! I meant to take a pic of the full load of lump before I lit it, but forgot. So, I reloaded to about the same level to give you an idea (after I took the "after" pics).

Here is approximately what I started with...
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Here it is after the cook (before stirring)...
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And finally, after stirring to shake off the ash...
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A forty hour cook doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility, now does it? :)

I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                            …Unknown

Michael 
Central Connecticut 

Comments

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,721
    Wow! I might have to give the wicked good a try. You barely put a dent in it!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,157
    I have had a full load of Ozark Oak go 32 hours.

    Had a load of WG go 26 and it was mixed with Ozark Oak.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,269
    Forgot to mention that the stuff I topped it off with before I took today's pics is Royal Oak, not WG. 100% WG for the cook though.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    22 hours is a good start :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,269
    Well, that's been my longest cook. And probably will BE my longest, give or take. I had plenty left, and could have added plenty more up front. Just thought a visual might be helpful for some.

    What do you cook that takes longer than 22 hours?! Aged ribeyes? ;)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Impressive. I have not tried a cook longer than 8 hours yet.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    my first butt i did following the method on whiz's site. dome was 225, so the butt took almost 24 hours. :blink: my buddy had an egg, and had a brisket that he was doing, and was coming over for dinner. his was running slow too, so he brought it here to finish.

    i took my butt off and his brisket went on. it took forever to come back to temp and finish. 8 hours. we sliced it and he had to go home...

    it was about 32 hours easy. the same lump cooked chicken, then steaks, then one more cook before i added lump. i had filled it pretty good since it was my first overnight.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Michael,

    Here's a small egg after about a 13 hour butt cook, so maybe a 14 1/2 hour total burn time. pre-stir (with Wicked Good)

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  • shane_gshane_g Posts: 4
    I'm new to this so forgive my question if it sounds silly.

    My bag of charcoal has pieces that are twice the size of my fist, should I break those up or leave them like that?

    Thanks!
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