What’s on the grill/smoker today? 2020

H. Vachon

Salty Bastard
While seeking advice on a new smoker, it occurred to me that many of us enjoy smoking and grilling meat regularly.

Thought it would be nice to have a thread to post pictures of your smoking/grilling masterpieces and share advice or opinions on techniques and equipment (or just shoot the shit)

And.... GO!
 

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Yummy!! I need to prep my meat for tomorrow. I usually get up really early to put it on, but this one os smaller, only 4.5 lbs, so I'll just figure it all out when I get up. That said, might be a few hours before I can supply the pics.
 

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Ok so got some pics, here is where we are at so far:

Prep from last night:

This morning, with the probe in and ready to go on:

Meat on the smoker:

Door shut:

Gratuitous pic of smoke:

Pic of the tools:
 

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How long are you keeping it on for? (AKA how long do I have to get to your house for dinner 🤣)
Well the plan is/was to wrap it at 165. But I’m sitting
at 160 so I’ve encountered a little bit of a stall. I would say at this point we may not be eating until 8 tonight lol. Going to give it another half hour and see what it does.

This is the 4.5 hr mark:



 

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Ok last update. Pulled it at 203, wrapped in a towel and into the cooler for 30 min. Usually like to do an hour, but we were hungry! This was about a 9.5 hr smoke start to finish. Never go by time to keep it on, always by monitoring the temps.

In the cooler:


Ready to pulled:


Pulled after removing the bone (slides out like butter):


And now we dine!


 

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It was tasty. Great smoke flavor, better than some bigger ones I’ve done. Considering cutting in half future large ones instead of doing it as a whole.
 

H. Vachon

Salty Bastard
Injected and seasoned this 3 pound pork butt yesterday around 4pm. Pretty excited to see how it turns out. Doing a 1.25 hour smoke cycle before cooking at 235 for about 4hours. Smoking with lumberjack cherrywood pellets. I’ll try to keep my updates inside this original post.

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First run with the Thermo Pro seems to be going well

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Time to sit back and relax with a nice smoke

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About 2.5 hours in (3.75 in including the cold smoke cycle) sitting around 145*. Will wrap around 165 assuming the bark darkens up a bit

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Hit the stall at 164* Wrapped and tucked away for the long haul to 204*. I think I severely underestimated the duration of this cool at the 235* temp setting, but I have a feeling it will be well worth the wait 😎👌

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Pulled it off at 203* and put it straight in the cooler to rest for an hour. Totally time in the smoker was 6.5 hours. I’ll post a picture of the final product in an hour or so 😎😎

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So sadly it didn’t pull very easy and some of the meat seems to be on the drier side than I would have liked. Still tastes great, just a little disappointing. This is my first time smoking a pork butt so if anyone noticed anything weird that I did, I am all ears. It was also boneless, not sure if they tend to dry out more than a bone in one would. Anyway, thanks for tagging along in my adventure today. Made myself a little slider with horseradish and bbq sauce 🤤

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smellysell

Go Vols!!!
Injected and seasoned this 3 pound pork butt yesterday around 4pm. Pretty excited to see how it turns out. Doing a 1.25 hour smoke cycle before cooking at 235 for about 4hours. Smoking with lumberjack cherrywood pellets. I’ll try to keep my updates inside this original post.

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First run with the Thermo Pro seems to be going well

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Time to sit back and relax with a nice smoke

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About 2.5 hours in (3.75 in including the cold smoke cycle) sitting around 145*. Will wrap around 165 assuming the bark darkens up a bit

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Which smoker did you end up going with?
 
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