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Who the hell wakes up at 3AM to start a fire and cook?!?!

Evidently me... End of the season pool party. 85 and sunny today and tomorrow in Minneapolis 

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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,599
    Looks great! Perfect pool weather. Not so much fun when working on the house. I'm jealous!
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,874
    Not me. Perhaps I should give it some thought. Nice job!
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,944
    edited September 15
    Looking good. I just start the fire the night before and catch some zzzzs. The lump burn for a few extra hours at 225 is negligible. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,739
    Looking good. I just start the fire the night before and catch some zzzzs. The lump burn for a few extra hours at 225 is negligible. 
    This.  It’s usually midnight or later Evan I go to bed anyway.  Light the fire, set the vents, hit the sack. Wake. Throw in meat, back to bed. Easy peasy 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,292
    Looks amazing. 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,839
    Nice. But turbo lets me sleep. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Turbo last time, not impressed. I’ll go back to light at 900P meat on at 1000P,  bed at 1100P See you in AM.... no way I’m getting up at 300 anymore.  
    You can’t get to Loganville, Ga from anywhere. You have to start somewhere else
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,874
    Not me. Perhaps I should give it some thought. Nice job!
    Actually I do hit the bathroom about that time....but no.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • I want to see some pics of you cutting into that!
    Cooking on a Large Big Green Egg in North Chicagoland.
  • The one I did a week back I got up at 5:00 and that was too early. Retired people shouldn't have to get up that early.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,944
    The one I did a week back I got up at 5:00 and that was too early. Retired people shouldn't have to get up that early.
    You must not fish or hunt. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    Having read all the comments here I want to add another possibility or at least a variation on a couple posts.

    Instead of the OP saying he got UP at 3:00AM I STAYED UP. I had promised to deliver two butts for a wedding reception. Since I am a fan of turbos I knew all I had to do was the math. I mean going backwards from promised delivery time, minus pulling time, mileage to the wedding site etc. The math backed me up to nighttime.

    About midnight I got the butts rubbed. About 2AM I started the egg and since I was using my BBQ Guru I knew I could count on it! At 3:00AM I put the butts on, said good night to the egg and butts and went to bed.


    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,874
    RRP said:
    Having read all the comments here I want to add another possibility or at least a variation on a couple posts.

    Instead of the OP saying he got UP at 3:00AM I STAYED UP. I had promised to deliver two butts for a wedding reception. Since I am a fan of turbos I knew all I had to do was the math. I mean going backwards from promised delivery time, minus pulling time, mileage to the wedding site etc. The math backed me up to nighttime.

    About midnight I got the butts rubbed. About 2AM I started the egg and since I was using my BBQ Guru I knew I could count on it! At 3:00AM I put the butts on, said good night to the egg and butts and went to bed.


    Hummm....
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363

    Hummm....
    I failed to mention my clean up crew...

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    Nice cook.

    My way - protein on when I go to bed.  Next day meat is done when its done.  Then it goes ftc until dinner.
     

    Phoenix 
  • Just putting my shoulder on now, but I find it easier to stay up than to wake up 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Cedar table
    Burlington, Ontario 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,624
    edited September 16
    Another in the light the BGE around 8-9 PM, let it get stable for a few hours  and then load the protein whenever the window dictates crowd.  FWIW-
    (Edit:  if you look at the time stamp it's because I'm currently in the UK.)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • fmackenfmacken Posts: 15
    Sorry about no pics of the slicing. Worst part of my game, people were hungry (including me) and it never really occurred to me to stop. Brisket was pretty awesome. It was the 2nd Prime from Costco and both we terrific. I did go back to sleep but those nights never feel the same as sleeping all the way through. Funny thing is that both of these only took 8 1/2 to 9 hours at 225. I was expecting a longer cook time but they were both pulled between 205-209 and were both really really juicy. Next time I think I’ll just get started when I wake up
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