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First butt (picnic) is on....

GHEggerGHEgger Posts: 37
edited 11:46AM in EggHead Forum
I'm on kid duty all day, so I thought I'd try a low and slow. Put a 6.5lb picnic on the egg at 260 at 7:45 this morning. Mustard and Dizzy Dust last night, apple chips mixed throughout the lump. Going to be a long wait, but I'm not going to rush it.

Thanks to all for posting tips and techniques and for answering all us Newbies' questions. I'll be taking pics, so I'll try to post some later.


  • GHEggerGHEgger Posts: 37
    The picnic after spending the night rubbed in the refer:


    The egg loaded and ready:


    After 1 hour...


    So far so good...
  • GHEggerGHEgger Posts: 37
    After four hours, the egg still steady at 260:


    Temp after 4 hours:

  • GHEggerGHEgger Posts: 37
    A little over halfway, I think? Seems to have reached the plateau around 172.



    Noticed the dome temp had dropped below 250, so taking more advice from this forum, I fashioned a "stoker" from a metal coat hanger and stirred the coals. Seems to have worked, and I got the dome temp back up to about 260.

    This is fun, but MAN! I guess patience is a virtue..... ;)
  • GHEggerGHEgger Posts: 37
    Pics at 10 hours:



    Pulled the butt when it hit 192, as the kids were demanding attention. Foiled, wrapped in towels and into the cooler for 2 hours.

    I'll post another topic with the finished product. Thanks for looking.
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