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Five AM Butt Check...Oh Boy

'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
edited 6:36AM in EggHead Forum
I came home last night from a meeting about 9:15 and cleaned out my egg for a low and slow. A little mesquite on the bottom with some hickory mixed in and topped off with RO. I had it lit by 9:30, in the dark and it was still a young 225° at ten when I put a couple of bone-in butts on. I "guessed" from experience that I was set for 250° but that the fire just had not come up yet.

It is now 5 AM, the egg is "chuggin' and gurglin'" happily at 250° and the meat is 181°. I am drinking a cup of coffee and there is the smell of smoke in the 'hood. I am a happy man. This is my third butt cook and the smoothest to date. I still run without draft control. Experience is a good thing.

So, rather than a post by a nervous newbie in trouble with some aspect of an all nighter this is a post by a satisfied owner of the World's Best Smoker having fun just as it should be.


  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Great news!

    Take the day off and celebrate! :woohoo: :silly:
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    The celebration will be later today when I take the pulled pork to a potluck picnic where there will be a whole lot of grillin' going on. Many don't know BBQ, all they know is the grill. So, it will be my treat to teach them.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    When did you ever think you would say "Five AM Butt Check...Oh Boy" :ohmy: :whistle:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Taking a smoke to a grill fight eh? I say the odds are in your favor. B) Have a great day. :) Tim
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Thanks for getting me laughing early. You are right, out of context it is pretty funny. "Five AM Pork Shoulder Check...Oh Boy" doesn't have the same ring. I admit the humor didn't even occur to me at 5AM.
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Thanks, Tim, and Good morning to you. Yep, trying to teach them there's a world beyond Weber..
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I tried a 5 am butt check this morning, but got slapped! :ohmy: :laugh:

    Seriously, sounds like you've got things under great control.

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