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Post Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:37 am
lostarrow well done
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Location: mississippi
One of the reasons I love my WSM is it function great as set & forget smokers!
Put on, get vents set & come home from work 9 hours later & temp is within 15 F of when you left!
After two smokes, I thought I'd try a "set & forget" cook on CGK, ( if wont do set & forget do I really want it ?)
Cooking 7 lb pork butt.
Loaded with 8 lbs of Royal Oak briquittes & 3 big chunks apple.
Got loaded up temp went to 350F before put meat on( no I didn't plan, it gets hot quik)
got settled in at 250 F @ 8:00AM.
Temp ranging between 250 F &270F depending on whether the sun is shining on cooker.

Pulled the butt @195F after a little more than 8 hours.
Got home from work & watched temp this afternoon with adult beverages & Stevie Nicks.
Temps mainly about 260F but short spike to 290F when wood chunk ignited.
Butt looks good ,in pan for a couple hours.

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New Braunfels
vermont castings gas grill
WSM
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:54 am
lostarrow well done
well done

Posts: 601
Location: mississippi
Well the butt was a hit! Chunked it out, served with Parker house rolls, beans, & slaw.
Cleaned up grill this AM. The 8-9 hour burn used up less than 1/2 of the charcoal I started with. The burn only went around & got 1 piece of wood, more wood chunks next time.
The ash pan is less than 1/4 full, didn't bother to empty.
Works really well with briquittes. I like that so I don't have to keep two types.

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New Braunfels
vermont castings gas grill
WSM
Char-Griller Kamodo

Post Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:00 am
Dyal_SC well done
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Location: Lexington, SC
Looks great! Awesome burn time and fuel usage, too! Can't beat that.
Large BGE
CG Duo with SFB

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Post Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:18 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Location: York, PA
I love my Traeger for the same reason. Some call it EasyQ but you know I'm a fan of producing good food. I know I've got the chops on any cooker you could put in front of me, but being able to kick back set it and forget it style is kinda nice too!
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Post Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:31 pm
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Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Dyal_SC wrote:
Looks great! Awesome burn time and fuel usage, too! Can't beat that.


Nope - you really can't beat that.

Lostarrow - excellent job! Next time, you could even try a brisket. It would be good to see if that WSM could keep those temps up for 12-16 hours. :D
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

Post Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:21 pm
QJuju well done
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Posts: 1945
Location: La Grange, Kentucky

Looks tasty from here... I like the looks of that cast iron grate too. Grats on the easy cook. I'm with y'all... I can cook bbq in a cardboard box, but I sure don't need any extra work! :)
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