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My first low & slow

ParallelParallel Posts: 412
edited October 2012 in Pork
Two 8 lb. Boston butts rubbed with spices and just getting started on the Big Green Egg at 250° indirect with lots of hickory smoking wood chips in a cast iron smoking box. In about 14 hours we'll have some awesome pulled pork.

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I'll add more pictures as they progress.

Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,381
    I'm sure it will turn out great! Look forward to seeing the finished product!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Looking forward to the results.  Usually don't use a smoking box with the Egg.  Just mix through the lump.  Interested to see your technique.  
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 412
    edited October 2012
    Nearing the halfway mark, my neighborhood smells AWESOME!

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    Hmmm... I thought about just putting the chips in the lump but thought that the moisture might be a bad thing for temperature control.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • DocWonmugDocWonmug Posts: 266
    Great success with an Egg once again! Looks good.

    I put my wood in with the lump also. On a low and slow, I use chunks. I don't think there is a noticeable difference in temperature control with or without a few chunks of wood.
    LBGE
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    DocWonmug said:

    Great success with an Egg once again! Looks good.


    I put my wood in with the lump also. On a low and slow, I use chunks. I don't think there is a noticeable difference in temperature control with or without a few chunks of wood.
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 412
    They're done a little early so I double wrapped them in foil and towels and put them in a hot and cold bag. They'll only need to be there for a couple of hours so I'm hoping that will work. I think the reason they finished so early is that I struggled to get the egg below 300° for a few hours last night. I tried to compensate by getting it to 225° for a while then back up to 250°

    Apparently I didn't use my head for something other than a hat rack and failed to think about a BBQ sauce to make. So, I'm going to thin down some sweet baby Ray's with beer for today.

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    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,866
    Nice
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    Looks great! Nice job for your first low and slow!  =D>
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 412
    edited October 2012
    Thanks y'all.  :)

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    I collected and clarified the smokey goodness of the pork drippings from the drip pans. I foresee some awesome dishes including this ingredient in our future.

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    The result. Pulled pork sandwiches, this one protected by my Hecker & Koch P7. I'm having some people over tonight so the 14 lbs of pulled pork we still have won't last long.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,866
    I carry HK P30...great pistol.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 412
    Whoops... just realized I left out the "l".


    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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