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whats your longest continous burn

fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
did 36 hours over the weekend at low and slow temps, didnt touch the vents, didnt use a wiggle stick, didnt use a controller device, at the 36 hour mark kicked it up to low 300's and cooked some abt's


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Back when i first got the egg, i followed a method that set 225 as the preferred dome temp, and the temp also dropped to 215-220 due to my belief that the lower and slower you went, the better.

    I did a butt which i recall took 32 hours. Way too long, but i was following the law. (now i'm 250 min, more like 275). My buddy and his GF came up from Charlestown with a brisket he had been cooking for about 6 hours, and we tossed it on expecting it tongo maybe four or five hours. Off cMe the butt, on went his brisket, which dropped in tempmfor a couple hours, recovered, and plateaued. We took it off eight hours later, same lump, and shut down. About 40 hours of running time

    I had way overfilled the lump, to just below grid level, and cooked at least two more times (steak, and a roasted chciken) after that, without adding lump.

    I dont go nearly as long, and dont use nearly as much lump, these days. But that was my longest 'cook' (back to back continuous), and the most off one (overfilled) load of lump.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    To clarify: only the butt and brisket were the 'one cook'. The others were the couple following days

    (and ignore extra Ns and Ms, phat phingered iPhone typing, with no edit phunction)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    edited May 2012
    i was pretty amazed this weekend, didnt clean it out and its packed with ash, quick stir of old lump, dump in some new, lit it and it held temps without any help or fiddling. i didnt fill it up into the ring either, and no gaskets to speak of
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    32 hrs in my xl. It was one 8.8 lb bag of RO
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Went 22 hours on Friday/Saturday using Wicked Good. Still had enough charcoal in there to do wings without reloading. 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • alyndalynd Posts: 130
    Friday night into Saturday morning I only got about 14 or 15 hours out of one load of RO.  It was filled almost to the top of the fire ring.  Any thoughts on why it might have run out?  I had to finish a 10 lb butt in the oven for about an hour.
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    very nice - I have gone up around 24 or so - still had more fire left but was finished.   
    Cookin in Texas
  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 659
    I had some friends that did a continuous burn for 5 years during college. 


    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.


    Belmont, NC

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    I had some friends that did a continuous burn for 5 years during college. 
    took me seven
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    Dont recall the exact times, but I started at around lunch time (1ish) on Day 1 and cooked dinner around 6:30pm on Day 2. 
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    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • 12.5 so far, but I'm planning on going 36 in a couple of weeks.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    18-20 hours is longest for me. Cook times are getting longer though now that all my friends know about the egg and want to come over all the time. Worked out great so far--- I serve food and they bring beer. My beer fridge is always stocked without my wallet coming into play. My wife loves the food, but said she feels like she is in a fraternity house... 8-}
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    edited May 2012
    This weekend I did a 19 hour shoulder followed by 5 hour ribs on one load on my medium.  So solid 24 hours is my longest
    Pentwater, MI
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,792

    I can't make the BGE olympic qualifying time-only been 22+ hours, LBGE-RO lump about 1/2 way up the fire ring..

    @ ShadowNick-what brand lump?

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    32 for me on a whole shoulder.


    Caledon, ON


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    My longest continuous burn was when my wife threw out my collection of Playboys.  I think it lasted about 2 months.   [-X

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    @lousubcap ;  BGE brand,  so, in reality, RO
    Pentwater, MI
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    38-40 hours two sets of pork butts 1st 4 pork butts 8-10 lbs 2nd set 2 pork butts 10-11 lbs. Stayed around 220 the whole time. There wasn't much lump or pulled pork left after. 
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