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Old 06-09-2017, 11:50 PM
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Up tonight smoking 2 pork butts and a full packer brisket for a surprise birthday BBQ tomorrow afternoon !
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:55 PM
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What state are you in?
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:17 AM
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Haha I am in Missouri . Just finally got it all on the smoker and rolling . After doing way too much smoking I always start at midnight because usually ( not always) I can fire up the smoker at midnight and they'll be ready to come off right around noon or 1 the next day . Then, I have time to let the meat "rest" before the finale at 4pm tomorrow afternoon . Brisket is always my biggest challenge so the last couple I've done I have put in foil pans to keep it cooking in its own juices . They're too expensive for me to risk drying out . The pork butts on the other hand are a breeze !
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Old 06-10-2017, 10:46 AM
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WE are still cooking just pulled one of the butts off
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Do you ship? I could go for some of that right now
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:20 PM
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Haha it was phenomenal and I wouldn't begin to know how to ship cooked food . I could give tips and info on how to do it ... it's really easy! And my smoker is cheap, durable and efficient . It is a Weber smoker mountain .
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Old 06-10-2017, 10:16 PM
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Haha it was phenomenal and I wouldn't begin to know how to ship cooked food . I could give tips and info on how to do it ... it's really easy! And my smoker is cheap, durable and efficient . It is a Weber smoker mountain .
The WSM is my smoker of choice. I have a knock off WSM, wish I had the real thang.

We have a BBQ school about and hour and 15 mins from my house. The do a couple different courses.

I think one is chicken and ribs. I know the brisket class is overnight. All taught by BBQ tourney circuit pros. Always wanted to take a class. One of my co-workers did it, he said it was a great experience and elevated his game 10 fold.

Let me just find their flyer real quick.

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Old 06-10-2017, 10:30 PM
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This may sound silly but if you want a wsm keep an eye on Craigslist they sell on there left and right . I have thought about buying another one for big cooks or even a 14.5 for smaller cooks . People get a wsm and get hooked because they're so easy to use and then think there upgrading when they buy something more expensive and less efficient and end up losing interest . I like to stick with what works however ! Harry Soo of "slap yo daddy " BBQ uses wsm's exclusively and has won a bunch of national championships . I started out on a big ole trailer smoker with some older guys and got really into it but am glad the wsm is what I bought myself . I can set the smoker up at midnight , get it to temp I like and go to sleep for a few hours get up make a minor adjustment and recheck a few times throughout the day depending on wind and weather maybe add fuel once ... but otherwise they hold temp very well and cook some amazing BBQ !!
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Cheers from one BBQ'er to another!

I'm driving through MO tomorrow. I'll swing by and pick up your leftovers.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:31 PM
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Haha im giving the entire leftover pork butt to my Dad as an early Father's Day gift . What part of Missouri are you coming through ?
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:09 AM
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The Western side of the state - Springfield up through Kansas City then on I-29 back up to South Dakota.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:40 AM
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Nice I believe you'll be coming right through depending on whether you come up and hit 50 or 70 highway to head to kc to jump on i29
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:41 AM
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When I get home, I'm going to upload a sad little picture of my WSM wannabe for ya'll to laugh at.
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Haha ! I won't laugh a smoker is a smoker . But seriously check Craigslist you can probably pick one up for 150-200 in an 18.5 like I have .
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my old man has been using the round charcoal brinkmanns for decades. tough to beat. ain't the tools near as much as it is the operator. he's good. i'm learning.
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