Got my XL on Wednesday and popped the cherry with baby backs for my first smoke on Friday- turned out pretty nice. It was just a warmup to the Butt that went on at 10pm Saturday and 18 hours later at 225º, the results...
Basic rub of s&p, paprika, cayenne, tubinado sugar, coffee grounds, and ground mustard that went on the night before and a bit more just before going on the egg with a vinegar based sauce to dip. The entire smoke took place during single digit temps and off and on snow in Alaska. I'm hoping to do a smoke in real extreme temps before the winter is over. I think I'll go with 250-275 next time to cut the time down just a bit and hopefully not lose out on the results. Thoughts from the gallery?? This tasted fantastic btw!
XLBGE- Napa, CA by way of ATX