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44 Pounds of Pork on a Large (Lots of Pics)

War_Eagle_2244War_Eagle_2244 Posts: 85
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

First of all, thanks to those for the helpful advice yesterday.  I had a minor emergency with the DigiQ.

6 Butts.  44 pounds total.  This was a challenge but I learned a lot in the process…and I had a dang good time!!!

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Hickory & Pecan for smoke

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Light coat of mustard

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3 Beer Rub & injection of apple juice, white vinegar & rub

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Packed tight!!!

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Good Job! Hope you had help shredding all that.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • I did...my food processor :))
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    That's cheating!
    Lynnwood WA
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,408
    Wow!  Great cook. I've done 30 pounds, but this is taking it to another level, literally, as I just used a single layer. Fantastic job.
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Mind you, you used a digiq so I guess you cheated already ;-) ( that's just the jealousy that I don't have one talking)
    Lynnwood WA
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  • The whole thing started out very bad.  The pit thermometer on the DigiQ was not working.  I made a post on here and someone said that I could use the food probe to control the pit temp.  That worked BUT there was not a good place to put it.

     The pit temp was reading like 220-250 but I could tell it was WAY hotter than that.  I finally figured out that the fat rendering from the butts was dripping onto the probe & cooling it down therefore making the fan run almost nonstop.  Finally, the light came on and I put the food probe through the top vent with it opened just enough to get the probe through.  Then set the pit temp to about 250 and that worked like a charm. 

    I actually ended up finishing them in the oven because the charcoal burned up before they were done because of how the cook started out.

    I look forward to doing that again sometime.  I know what to do and not do now!!!   

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  • lwrehmlwrehm Posts: 183
    Now I'm really glad I picked up a couple of butts this afternoon, problem is I'm hungry now!!!
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