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It was a dark and stormy night...

thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
edited 2:40AM in EggHead Forum
23e1a5a3.gif ... Well, okay... it was dark anyways. I started this cook last night around 9PM looking for a 10AM to noon finish. By sunrise everything was looking good.



I'm doing two butts for a couple of friends today. One is a chef who only cooks on a gasser, the other is a guy that cooks on a bullet, but has only had pulled pork in a restaurant.


Happy Trails

Barbecue is not rocket surgery


  • Those look delish!
  • Love your subject line. Why don't you write a book? You have a flair. :laugh:

    Great looking butts too.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    I bet you will convert both of them!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Great color, did you add a glaze or sauce to them?
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I use a very good quality of cherry wood which has 15%-20% moisture (Most store bought wood chunks have 8% or less) so most of the color comes from that. The gloss comes from apple juice which I spray on after 8 hours or so.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Those are things of beauty. Your friends are very lucky!
  • Those look GLORIUS! Did Angels sing when you opened the lid?
  • Where do you get our cherry wood?
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Hehehee. No not quite.....

    I rendezvoused with my buddies at a tavern for bloody Mary's and to make the delivery of the butts. And before I left, I removed an end off the larger one and took a clam shell container to the bartender. She's had my barbecue, but never a box of breakfast barbecue.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    I get my wood from Franktown Firewood down in Colorado.

    There are plenty of good sources for wood....Shipping is always a factor so there might be a good wood dealer closer to you. In the midwest look at Chigger Creek Products or farther east check out Smokinlicious Firewood (they are high priced but worth it) Also look at Smoke In The Ozarks, they ship in flat rate boxes and the wood is sized down just for ceramic cookers.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    I see your motive....diabotable (sp)...Those look perfect and the finished box looks fantastic. :evil:
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • Great looking cook.

    BTW - I'd recommend one of those thin concrete mats they sell at HD and Lowes. I have a friend who is a fireman and he went off on me about not having one under my Egg on my wood deck. Apparently a LOT of houses burn down each year, starting at the deck.
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