Food

Weber Smokey Mountain (Using Kingsford Original and Apple wood(s))

Using Kingsford Original and Apple wood(s).

163
Good Appearance
Very Good Flavor
Good Tenderness
Good Appearance Very Good Flavor Good Tenderness 163

  • Rub: Jack's Old South Hickory Meat Rub
  • Sauce: None
  • Marinade: None
  • Brine: None

Rest 90mins

Meat from CostCo. No twine used on this butt (don't have any), so curious to see how this will fare.

163
Good Appearance
Very Good Flavor
Good Tenderness
Good Appearance Very Good Flavor Good Tenderness 163

  • Rub: Jack's Old South Hickory Meat Rub
  • Sauce: None
  • Marinade: None
  • Brine: None

Rest 90mins

Meat from CostCo. No twine used on this butt (don't have any), so curious to see how this will fare.

OVERALL COOK SCORE 163


Cook Log

Date/TimeUpdateFeeling
Feb. 10, 2013 10:08 a.m.

Chimney coals added to the smoker. Warming up.

One thing I am unsure of is guessing how much fuel I need for a given smoke. Here is a photo of the fuel used for this smoke. Time will tell if it is enough.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 10:14 a.m. Bigger (1 x Pork Butt (Pork)) Added to the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 10, 2013 10:14 a.m. Smaller (1 x Pork Butt (Pork)) Added to the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 10, 2013 10:37 a.m.

Running a little hot, opened the top vent a little to see if I can bring the temp down.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 10:41 a.m.

Temp is not dropping so opening up the lower vents.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 11:19 a.m.

Temp looking much better. Hanging around 241.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 11:38 a.m.

Spritzed with apple juice. Looking good. :-)

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 12:02 p.m.

Temp has dropped a little low. Opening the vents.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 3:31 p.m.

Another spritzing.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 3:41 p.m.

Temp dropped a little low, adjusted the vents to heat things up a little.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 4:44 p.m.

Spritzed again with apple juice. I can tell the meat is loosening up. :-)

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 5:39 p.m.

Spritzed with apple juice again.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 6:05 p.m.

The temp of the smoker is starting to drop as it gets darker. Opening the vents to heat things up a little.

Very Good
Feb. 10, 2013 6:24 p.m.

Temp is dropping and the vents are fully open, so it seems the smoker is running out of fuel.

Firing up half of another chimney to provide more fuel.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 6:41 p.m.

Coals added, starting to warm back up. I also spritzed with apple juice.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 7:01 p.m.

Temp is now under control. Stall is still going it's thing.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 8:12 p.m.

Temp is a little lower than I want it. Opening the vents some more to bring it up.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 8:24 p.m.

Temp is continuing to drop. Looks like I am running out of fuel again. Firing up another chimney.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 8:32 p.m.

Temp is really dropping. Glad I have that chimney doing it's thang. :-)

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 8:51 p.m.

Added the chimney. Little worried I am not going to have enough fuel in here. Think I might throw some briquettes in there in a bit, but I don't want to provide a bitter taste to the pork.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 9 p.m.

Threw a bunch more coals into the smoker to give it some fuel. Hopefully this will get me over the finish line.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 9:51 p.m.

Looks like we are getting out of the stall, which I am happy about. This has been a long cook.

Going to head out and spritz with apple juice and try to keep the temp around 275 - 300.

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 10:14 p.m.

The smoker is holding pretty at 284 and it looks like we are defintely out of the stall. Bring it on, pulled pork!

Good
Feb. 10, 2013 11:11 p.m. Bigger (1 x Pork Butt (Pork) ) Removed from the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 10, 2013 11:12 p.m. Smaller (1 x Pork Butt (Pork) ) Removed from the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 10, 2013 11:23 p.m.

Took both butts off the smoker, foiled and wrapped in towels. Now resting.

Had a little sneak preview of the burnt ends and tasted good. Looking forward to seeing how this rub works out.

Very Good
Feb. 11, 2013 1:59 a.m. Bigger (1 x Pork Butt (Pork) ) Removed from the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 11, 2013 2 a.m. Smaller (1 x Pork Butt (Pork) ) Removed from the Weber Smokey Mountain
Feb. 11, 2013 2 a.m. Smaller (1 x Pork Butt (Pork) ) Removed from the Weber Smokey Mountain
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Cook Notes

Warm day, little wind. Great cooking conditions. :-)

Using the water pan, but not using any whiskey in it this time.

This is a bit of a distracted cook as I am looking after our baby today without my wife.