I'll start my own thread so i don't hijack Lizzie's. Got up at 7:30 cleaned out the egg, shop vac and took out the fire ring and box. Then ran across a question. The fire ring has 5 semi-circles in one side. Now i've always placed the indentations up but never stopped to think why. It seems I remember something in the dvd about doing it that way, but never really sure why. I'm thinking they help hold the plate setter in place, but then I started thinking about airflow...
Anyway, cleaned out the egg, dumped my lump (since this bag was all small pieces), tossed in some hickory chunks, installed the partyq, and fired it up to 350. Then went in rubbed the butt (no mustard) and got her on the egg at 8:30. Not sure yet if I will foil and juice at 160, or just let it ride to 195-205ish.
It is now 9:30 and the butt is at 109 internal. If nothing else this should demonstrate how forgiving a butt really is!
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