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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    The pictures look great! You did well. It sounds like the ash was choking out the fire. If it wasn't that, it very well could have...
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    I guess I'm a Neanderthal, but I've really never noticed any real difference in charcoal. Fire is fire. Of course, the lump has less...
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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    Too bad the pictures do not seem to have showed up (at least not for me). Why did the fire almost die on you (5 times)? What did you...
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    I agree with the others who say to remove the bacon. I’ve just never been able to make it work. The bacon doesn’t cook well, it...
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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    Exactly. Keep cooking and you'll be getting what you want out of it, no matter the brand. FWIW, my first several cooks on my WSM were...
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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    Why did you give up when the temp rose? That’s the time to learn. You don’t need to worry about the temp going too high on a butt...
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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    Wow, six chunks of wood is a lot. It is a subjective thing though so have at it. If you haven’t used that much smoke wood before, I’d...
  • Jerry N.
    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    I’ve never done the snake method, but I would imagine that it would be a lot easier to do with briquettes. Good luck on your next cook...
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    Jerry N. replied to the thread My first boston butt.
    So, what happened? Did it run out of fuel or did the fire go out because of a break in the snake? It is probably best to start the...
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    One thing I do that is easier than pounding them or butterflying them is just to cut them across the breast. That yields a slim piece...

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