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Another first timer...

GI_TomGI_Tom Posts: 1
edited July 2012 in Pork

So, took my new Large BGE out for a real spin this weekend. (Only previously tried some small stuff on it over the last 2 weeks) Decided on a 3LB pork shoulder/butt (bone in) and some pork back ribs. Kept pit at 220-225. Hit a stall on the butt around 171-173 and it seemed like an eternity. Everytime I wanted to mess with the thing, I'd come read these forums and assure myself all was well. :) Anyway, almost 7 hours later (for a 3LBer!) she finally hit the right internal temp and I pulled it off. Let it set for 30 minutes and then made some pulled pork sandwiches and it was fantastic. Family gave it a big thumbs up.

Ribs took 5 hours. They were the winners in the house. My wife, who is not even a fan of ribs said they were wonderful. She's quite the picky eater too. My daughter, who is home from college, told me she would visit more often now. Ha!

Anyway, thanks to everyone on this forum. Been reading it for a while. Helped me through the process for sure. Attached is a pic about half way through.

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  • ncbbqncbbq Posts: 257
    Welcome, and happy egging.
  • "Everytime I wanted to mess with the thing, I'd come read these forums and assure myself all was well."

    Bravo! One of the hardest things to learn

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,383
    Welcome and I'm glad you're creating good BBQ.  If I could only put brussel sprouts in the egg and get the wife to like them....
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,697
    Welcome to our world and glad to see you are posting pics as well. Where do you live?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Welcome to the family. I remember when my gasket used to look like that :)>-
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • GI_TomGI_Tom Posts: 1
    Welcome to our world and glad to see you are posting pics as well. Where do you live?

    Thanks to all for the welcome and kind words. It was fun, and I learned alot my first time through. Hopeful to improve upon it and move on to bigger and better things.

    Mickey, I live in Plano, Texas. Not too far from you in Salado, just a few hours.

  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Looks great,,welcome to the insanity!
  • Nice GI. welcome.
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    This is a great place to be!  I anticipate the learning to take a long time.  Lots of great recipes and stories.  Welcome aboard

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