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1st Butt Part II, Lots of pics

BamaBackdraftBamaBackdraft Posts: 318
edited 5:39PM in EggHead Forum
What a night. Just when I thought I had everthing going good. The skies opened up and the bottom fell out. Wish I had made an unbrella stand for my cart. :blush: I think the heavy rains messed up the temp in the dome. I was clicking along with the Maverick reading 226-229. When the bottom fell out the grill temp dropped fast to 221 and started dropping to 215 before I went out and opened the bottom vent some more. Fought the temp and rain the rest of the night. Maverick alarm kept going off during the night because the grill temp would either drop or get to high. The meat seemed to level off at 157 and stayed there for several hours. Put an earlier post yesterday of Part I.

Here is Part II
Smaller 5 lb pulled at 10:30am


Internal temp check with the Thermapen(meat probe was in the other butt)


First butt pulled after an hour rest in the foil and towels.


Second butt was pulled at 12 noon after it came up to 195 grill temp 271. Sorry forgot to take pic of it before it went in the foil, towels and cooler.


Second butt pulled.


23 hrs. 15 minutes of supper low and slow.


Still had a good bit of lump left. Santa if I'm a good boy can I gave a Guru? :P Baby sitting is for young folks! :sick:

The butt rubbed with the Rendevous was best but both were better than any I had ever done on the electric Brinksman. Heavy bark that everyone was fighting over. Will watch the weather next time and have the unbrella at the ready! :whistle:

Thanks everyone for their help yesterday.


  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    You the MAN!! Persevered threw advarsity and came out on top! :woohoo: You need a shed over that thing. My "Smoke Shack and Lounge" cost less than 150 bucks doing it my self minus the sink and cook counter. I wouldn't want to leave "Q" in that kind of rain. Congrats! You done good!!!!!
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Congrats, that some nice lookin butt. -RP
  • Buster Dog BBQBuster Dog BBQ Posts: 1,366
    That was the plateau where around 157 for several hours. A brisket will do the same. All the energy is breaking down the fat inside at that point.
  • Feel like I had an all nighter at the fire station last night. Will be going to bed early tonite for sure. Definetly need a cook shack but haven't made up my mind where to place it yet. We had one heck of a gully washer down here in LA last night. Just hope some of the rain made it to N. Georgia they be hurting.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Nice lookig cook, congratulations.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Thanks for that. We got about 1.5" here NE of Atlanta. It rained pretty good for about 10 hours straight. You're right, we sure need it.

    Butt looks yummy too. Congrats - they are addictive!
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    I have seen a few people have galvanized rain caps that they bought at Lowes or HD. i have been looking but haven't seen one yet. Glad you were able to beat the weather. The pulled pork looks great!
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    don't buy a umbrella!!!! go to ace hardware and get a top for a gas water heater vent


    best $7 i have spent for rain ;)

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    Looks like a good cook. Glad you are happy with the results. Sometimes the ones that give you the most problems, taste the best.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    From the looks of the pulled pork, it was pretty good. Were you happy with it, 'Bama?
  • Got a rain cap for the top yesterday in anticipation of rain. Found it at Home Depot in the roofing section.


    Just didn't anticipate the amount of rain. I think the heavy rain, I mean frog strangler, cooled off the BGE and the grill temp started dropping fast. Probably should have trusted the egg but it was my first low and slow. Proud that the dome was not lifted once in the nearly 24 hr. cook. Put about a quart of watered down apple juice in the drip pan. The pan had a heavy black crust in the bottom which may have contributed to the dark bark on the butts. The bark was a little dry but was the best part. The mixture of mustard, rubs and torinado(SP) sugar made a great taste.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Glad to hear it, Fidel. I've got a lot of family in North Georgia that's been spacing their showers and flushes.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Way to go Bama!..good lookin PP...way to hang in there!..what part of LA are you in? I have a mother in law in Opelika...
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    We got that same front threw hear in S. Ark. Sure was nice watching my butt, enjoying a beverage while the rain fell on my tin roof!! :whistle: :laugh:
  • Tucky, I be saying in Mobile.
  • When you put this on it looks as if the daisy is off? Or am I envisioning that wrong?

    If you take the daisy off how do you regulate?

    I've had to come up with some creative foil solutions which worked OK for the spring rain, but it would have folded in a true downpour.

  • Cap fits over the daisy wheel.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    yea make sure you measure your daisy before you run off to the store ;)

    happy eggin


    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Can I say this? You got a nice looking butt. I'm going to try a butt soon.
  • Got it - open daisy wheel to about 350, measure, and off to store.
    They say ACE is the place with the helpful hardware man - they've never read this fourm.

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