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  1. #11

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    I have time to do a recook! The wedding is the 16th and I already have 4 more pork butts injected and ready to go on the drum in the morning! I have two whole packer briskets to smoke on Sunday too. So I am going to learn from my mistakes and take the advice I got from the great folks here at this forum and have two full days to turn out some good BBQ for our friends and family. Posts and pics to follow of course!

  2. #12

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    Well, I got the 4 butts on at 8:30am. I put all four of them on the top rack, and it was really tight but I got them all on. It took them about 5 hours to get up to 150-155 internal temp.
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    Here is a pic of a dial thermometer that I calibrated and drop into the lid vent to monitor the middle of the grate temp.
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    HOw did they come out?

  4. #14

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    They came out AWESOME! Tender and juicy! Those butts came up to temp almost at the same time and they took almost 20 hours! I had never had such a long cook before. I wrapped them at about 150 I internal temp and they never hit an actual stall, they just took their own sweet time getting to 195! Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370936307-214063-jpg
    My two pit thermos:
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    After a couple hour rest, I pulled all four of them and they we t straight into the vacuum sealer bags till this Sunday! I also cooked the two 15+lb whole packer briskets last night. I will update how they went with pics in a bit.

  5. #15

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    The briskets really made me nervous. I have never cooked a brisket that I thought was tender enough. So I was praying that the brisket Gods would smile down on me this one time since it was for my daughter's day. I had two huge briskets that weighed over 30lbs combined. I trimmed them minimally and injected them both with Butcher's Prime injection.
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    I filled up my charcoal basket with a mix of RO lump and RO briquets with hickory chunks mixed throughout.Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370937017-903465-jpg
    I used a water pan this time too. Filled with very hot tap water.

  6. #16

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

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    Here is my drum chugging away at 225 all night long without very much fluctuation at all! I foiled at 150-155 thanks to BP's advice and they both steadily climbed to 200 degrees. Both those big hunks of beef took only about 8-9 hours to finish! They both came out juicy, flavorful, and most of all TENDER! Probably the most tender brisket flat I have ever had anywhere! My wife says I need another smoker so I can cook more BBQ like this and more often!
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    Here is the only pic I have of the finished bovine. I sliced them and dipped the slices back into the beefy drippings before they went into the vacuum bags until the reception!
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    Thanks for everyone for their advice and encouragement! Also thanks to Big Poppa for his advice and having such a great drum smoker kit! I have only had this drum assembled a couple of weeks, but I have turned out the best BBQ that I have ever cooked! Thanks again everybody!

    Scottie Walton
    (Jetmek)

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    Scottie it is stories like this that make it all worthwhile for me! Thanks!

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    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    Thank you! I am proud to support an American business. I have always been a fan of your musical instruments and accessories, and now just as well with the products and service of BPS! It's great to spend my money with good American businesses, that provide good American products and

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    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    ...support after they have my money! You have a repeat customer in me.

  10. #20

    Started the cook for my daughter's wedding!

    Well, the wedding is finally over and it was a huge success. Everyone said they loved my BBQ! In fact, the woman who was helping set up and serve the meal is a caterer and is from Texas. She told me my brisket was excellent and that I should open a food truck! That was the best compliment I could have gotten! My daughter's special day was indeed special. Walking her down the aisle was one of my proudest moments!

    Thank you again to BPS and everyone who encouraged me and offered their tips and advice!

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