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tonight is the night!

tbone5446tbone5446 Posts: 5
edited 1:45AM in EggHead Forum
hello all, I am a new member to the forum and hope to stick around for awhile.

Well tonight is going to be the maiden voyage for my BGE. I actually have an Imperial Kamado which I have resurrected with BGE parts and accessories.

I have dreamt for 5 nights of this evening and I hope to not disappoint. I decided that instead of "testing" the cooking parameters of my newly built egg that I was going to jump in feet first and just go for it. SO,what I decided was to smoke a Boston Butt first thing.
picked up an almost 11 pounder and applied a rub about an hour ago. made the rub yesterday as I couldn't resist getting started, so I have had it sealed and stored.
I am going to fire up the Egg for the first time around 10 or 11 tonight and get this bad boy started. Probably won't sleep for crap anyways, so I also grabbed a "couple" of beverages that are cooling in the fridge. from all the research I have done, I feel pretty confident that I will be having pulled pork for dinner tomorrow night.

And if I screw it up....well there is always take out!

Happy to be a part of this forum!


  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Just make sure you fire it up in plenty of time to let it burn a while and stabilize. Beings how it's your first time, I would fire it up at 10 and plan on putting the meat on at midnight. Plenty of time to stablilize and take care of any problems that may arrise. Shoot for 250 dome. Have fun!
  • Seems like you have the right attitude to hang out here. Welcome and remember to post photos.
  • that was pretty much my plan fire at 10, couple of beers, and meat on by 11:30 or 12.
  • that was pretty much my plan fire at 10, couple of beers, and meat on by 11:30 or 12.
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    Sounds like you have been reading and taking notes. Go for it. Post pictures so we can see and dream... :laugh:
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Sounds like a good plan Tbone, have fun, and post some pics when you can, your cooker sounds intresting.
  • Yes I want to see pics of the frankenstein!!! :laugh: Butts are delicious! They are fun to play with!
  • EGCEGC Posts: 448
    Welcome! What kind of beer?
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Welcome and good luck.

    Don't fiddle with the draft too much.

    The temp will drop when you put that bad boy on, but give it a chance settle out. It will not hurt anything if it gets up to 275, so just relax and let it line out.

    Be sure you put in plenty of lump!
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Welcome to the forum. Don't forget to rub your butt real good. :woohoo: :lol: Tim
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Sounds like a great plan. Way to get after it.

    Love to see some pictures
  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,451
    I'd love to see pics of your hybrid as well. Sounds like an interesting cooker.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.


    Tulsa, OK
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