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  • This turned out great. Highly recommended use for the rib tips. It's a meal in itself. I used a slightly modified version of Bobby Flay's pinto beans and burn ends recipe from his BBQ Addiction show, which is easy to find online. 
  • pics didn't work, trying again
  • Just did a smallish flat this weekend (~6 lbs). 6 hours or so to hit 175, then did last 2-3 hours wrapped in foil with a little liquid (coffee, beer, beef stock all work well). In my limited experience, this works well for smaller flats. Bark isn't …
  • I tried to do the "bend test" but they didnt pass.  Is it because the slab was cut in half? In my experience the bend test doesn't work if they have been cut if half. How much they are pulled back from the bone is key. Also the cook …
  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO........ PIG.................. SOOOIIIIEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • funny, we just had leftover new potatoes done hobo style on the egg last night.  No smoke flavor to speak off when we ate them the first time.  Very intense (too intense, really) as leftovers the next day. Don't have a good explanation but…
  • Tried this tonight. I used bratwurst which is what I had in the fridge, but might work better with a firmer sausage. It was tough to get them formed and standing up correctly to make the "shot glass".  Also, thicker bacon would have helped as some…
    in Pig Shots Comment by MDHog July 2012
  • Just search on here for Travis brisket. There's a post where he describes his technique, which I basically followed except for leaving out the Allegro spicy marinade. 
  • Trying this tomorrow. Have a 7 lb flat from Sam's in the fridge. Wife and kids don't like spicy so substituting beef stock for Allegro (along with a dark beer) as the braising liquid..  Simple rub of seat salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a l…
  • Best results for me is to add a modest amount of vinegar based sauce and some rub after it's pulled. Extra sauce on the table for those that want that.  If there are a lot of kids at the party then I often will pull some with no sauce which seems …
  • Fat up or down, doesn't matter much. do it in the liquid the whole time or just for a few hours, doesn't matter. It's pretty forgiving. Do raise ur pan above the plate setter or ur liquid will dry up. So when you say above your plate setter I ass…
  • Thanks Cen Tex. That was one reason I asked the question. Putting the rub only on the fat side didn't seem to make much sense, but neither did rubbing the side that sits in the braising liquid.
  • Grilled potato slices is one of the family favorites in my house. I use either Yukon Gold or sweet potatoes.  slide about 1/3-1/2 inch--key for me is to parboil them first. 2 minutes in wave works fine as well. Otherwise they tend to get too brown…
  • Brunswick stew is the best possible use of left over pulled pork. 
  • For the sweet potatoes, you need to cook them a bit before putting them on the grill. I slice them thick (1/2 inch), then 2 minutes in the wave, then about 4 minutes a side on the grill (same as the steak during the Trex "roasting" phase) at 400 or …
  • Chapel Hill egger here, Since we are having a role call for the triangle. 
  • I'm certainly no expert, but it seems like a lot of folks err on the side of trying to cook too low, especially overnight unmonitored. Having a dome temp of 250-270 will serve just as well and is less likely for the fire to go out. 
  • Thats lousubcap--now a few pictures!
  • Turned out great. 8 lb butt, 15.5 hours at dome temp in the 250-270 range, 198 degrees meat temp at 3:30 PM, did f-t-c for 2 hours and pulled at 5:30 for dinner at 6. Tasted great, hard to see how it could have turned out better.  Thanks to all fo…
  • So far so good. Dome temp was 260 when I went to bed at MN. 240 when I checked on it at 7 this AM.  All hail the BGE.  Bumped temp up to 260 dome, Butt temp 140 after 7 hours. Probably in stall or soon will be. Will check again in a few hours …
  • Thanks for the advice. Went ahead and put it on just now (midnight EST).  Dome is stabilized at 250-260 range. Going to bed, will see where it is when my son wakes everyone up at 6 AM.
  • Don't have either, but if you read amazon basically all of the thermometers get poor reviews for durability. There are many reviews for each which point out the lack of durability for the probes. 
  • Yes, removed the membrane.
  • Thanks Cazzy. Got it working now. 
  • Can't seem to get pictures to work. 
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