Hey everyone, I am a newcomer to the forum and to the smoking world all together. Today, I tried smoking for the very first time! My girlfriend gave me a LBGE for Christmas this year and I have been itching to try it out. Last night, I threw on a 7.5lb Boston butt over hickory chunks and pecan chips with a dome temp of 235-255. At about 10am, I ran out of lump in the Egg. I thought I had added enough, but I guess I was wrong (lesson learned). After making some minor adjustments, I was back in business and smoking again! I believe one of the problems was that I let the initial dome temp get too high when getting started (it got to almost 400 degrees). The butt stalled at around 172 for about two hours, but I kept calm and smoked on making no adjustments until it reached an IT of 200. The bone pulled out of the meat with ease and was extremely moist. I am very pleased with the outcome and am excited to be a member this forum and to learn my way in the smoking world! Below, you will see the final product!
Hunter - Oxford, MS
LBGE December 2012