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Help me nail my first butt!

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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Okay. So I went with Cen Tex's suggestion and dialed the egg in at around 290. After letting it settle there for 40 minutes, the butt went on at around 1:30 am. I kept an eye on it for about 30 more minutes and then went to sleep. When I woke up to check it at 4:00, all was well. But, when I got up at 6:00, the temp had climbed to almost 350. Who knows how long it had been that high? In any event, internal temp is already at 177, so we may be having BBQ for lunch instead of dinner. I hope it's not ruined.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 12,466

    You are fine and remember you can FTC this thing for 4-5 hours easily.  And you will likely (although not guaranteed) see a very slow temp rise from the low-mid 180's to 190's.  Dial down the dome temp and you should be fine.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Thanks. I got it down to about 270. Should I go a little lower? I wonder what made it climb so much . . .
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    newegg13 said:

    Thanks. I got it down to about 270. Should I go a little lower? I wonder what made it climb so much . . .

    I'd say..

    http://www.orionn49.com/science_of_fire.htm
  • You still have several hours to go but you can slow boat it by taking the temp down a little more if you want.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    It been stalled for a couple hours but I think it's coming out of it. We are at 182 now.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • It been stalled for a couple hours but I think it's coming out of it. We are at 182 now.

    yeah. Should be climbing out. If you want to slow it down, just keep the dome around 225 or so and let it finish up slowly. If not, just FTC it when it's ready in a few hours. It will stay warm for dinner
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,995
    I already ate some of mine.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Pulled it off 11.6 hours later and it smells delicious. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos It's now FTC'd and I'm trying to resist the urge to have a very early dinner!
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • Pulled it off 11.6 hours later and it smells delicious. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos It's now FTC'd and I'm trying to resist the urge to have a very early dinner!

    That looks awesome. Nice work. I would say 1st butt has been nailed.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    And I'm sure a good one. @lakewade and I have been friends since 86 (high school) but we only use our pet names for each other in private  :))
    Maintain radio silence.  ;-)

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    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 12,466
    edited August 2012
    And I'm sure a good one. @lakewade and I have been friends since 86 (high school) but we only use our pet names for each other in private  :))
    Maintain radio silence.  ;-)

    Okay-not from Texas so I'm confused about who's on first, second and third-not to mention the clean-up guy...And I thought we had a family deal going in Kentucky (woulda used the recognized abbreviation but someone is running with that in the "homestretch"...hell of a pic :)  )
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    And I'm sure a good one. @lakewade and I have been friends since 86 (high school) but we only use our pet names for each other in private  :))
    Maintain radio silence.  ;-)

    Okay-not from Texas so I'm confused about who's on first, second and third-not to mention the clean-up guy...And I thought we had a family deal going in Kentucky (woulda used the recognized abbreviation but someone is running with that in the "homestretch"...hell of a pic :)  )
    Haha, looks like Lizziesamps was spot on!  =))

    Nice looking cook @newegg13 ; =P~
  • And I'm sure a good one. @lakewade and I have been friends since 86 (high school) but we only use our pet names for each other in private  :))
    Maintain radio silence.  ;-)

    Okay-not from Texas so I'm confused about who's on first, second and third-not to mention the clean-up guy...And I thought we had a family deal going in Kentucky (woulda used the recognized abbreviation but someone is running with that in the "homestretch"...hell of a pic :)  )

    =)) So would in be appropriate to say the there was a large tube on Kentucky on the nightstand???? Maybe we should call it by it's formal name?
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Brownie said:

    lousubcap said:

    lakewade said:


    And I'm sure a good one. @lakewade and I have been friends since 86 (high school) but we only use our pet names for each other in private  :))

    Maintain radio silence.  ;-)
    Okay-not from Texas so I'm confused about who's on first, second and third-not to mention the clean-up guy...And I thought we had a family deal going in Kentucky (woulda used the recognized abbreviation but someone is running with that in the "homestretch"...hell of a pic :)  )
    Haha, looks like Lizziesamps was spot on!  =))

    Nice looking cook @newegg13 ; =P~
    Thanks. I'll report after dinner time.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056

    A little afraid to step in on this sausage fest but grid to down is usually 25-50 difference.

    Step right in. Just don't step on the sausage!
    Mark Annville, PA
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    The results are in. My butt certainly didn't stink. (see what I didn't there?) Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Ready to eat Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Nom nom Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos The bark was crunchy and the inside was moist. I will do a couple things differently next time, but this one didn't dissapoint. Thanks for all the guidance and entertainment along the way.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • Looks tasty! Great job on your first!
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