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Here goes the 1st low and slow pork butts!!

LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok, so it is 11:44 I am a little behind schedule.  My parents just left I had to get them to sign their paperwork for listing their home!  Anyway, got the lump loaded, cherry chips interspersed throughout. Lit it and letting it really get going before bringing it back down.  I filled almost to the top of the fire ring, you think that will be enough?
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  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    edited July 2012
    I'll post a pic
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Opps wrong photo
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
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    Enough lump?
  • Yep
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
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    15 lbs. tied, not looking great, but I think it will hold together

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    Rubbed ! Not just waiting to settle in around 225
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    ok egg still at 300 waiting for it to come down a bit.  Ready with the spacer using tin foil under a drip pan on the SS grid and the meat on a raised grid.  My hubby went to bed so it's just me, beer, and my dog to keep me company.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    I'll take 270, I have to wait 1 1/2 hrs to put it on.
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Why wait? 
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Ok , I agree I putting em on! Right now!
  • EldeElde Posts: 148
    Indeed, why wait?  Tap the vents shut just a hair and load away!

    I've just loaded mine, so we can keep each other company virtually.  :)
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
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  • Good luck! doing same starting tomm with a smaller butt
  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    Kicking butt Lizzie!
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Bump, bump, bump another one bites the dust . . . , if this keeps up I won't have enough beer for tomorrow! What a travesty :(
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    LOL some stores are open 2morrow!!  CHEERS!!!  <:-P I wish all a great cook. 
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Looking good! I'm doing my first overnighter tonight as well, although not my first low and slow. I got my butt on at 10:18pm. temps rock solid, I think I'll get some shut eye soon.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Been holding at 250 for 30mins so far!
  • Hi! I am doing my first low and slow pork butt tonight. I'm having a very hard time regulating the temp. I am trying to keep the temp around 250 but it wants to stay around 275. I don't want to shut the vent and daisy wheel down too much in fear of smothering out the fire. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  • EldeElde Posts: 148
    Tap it them very slightly... closing them just a wee bit at a time and allowing time to stabilize before checking again.  275 is high, but not really a screaming problem.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,281
    Make small adjustments, wait, and don't worry.  Pork butt is very forgiving.
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  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Brandy how open is the bottom vent? 
  • Thank you! I'll tap the vent down a little more and them I've gotta call it a night. I have a temp alarm set so hopefully that will keep me from ruining tomorrows lunch!
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    edited July 2012
    LOL Sweet smokie dreams. ;
    brandydavis
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Ok crept up to 260 dang I was ready for bed, made a tiny adjustment and well see if it holds. No fancy alarm or temp probe for me :(
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Alright sweet dreams everyone going to bed , I will check temp at 6 when I wake up!
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    G'Night have a safe 4th!! 
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    My first overnight I slept on the couch close to the egg I bet your up in an hour !
    Lynnwood WA
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    ;
    double   =))
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,475
    Gotta trust the Egg  All will be fine in the morning.
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  • Got up at 4am to get my lump going. Hopefully I have pork butt on grill by 5. Happy Fourth!
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