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    Pork Butt question

    Hello; I am going to do an overnight cook at 225-250 of two ~8# butts. I want to have them off of the cooker at noon so they can rest for 1.5 - 3 hours for the super bowl. I watched an A.Franklin video and he cooked 1 large butt in about 8 hours and foiled after about 3 hours. AF said he...
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    Butts finished early - should I refrigerate whole or pulled?

    Hello; Temps spiked while I slept and my 2 butts finished too early. I have wrapped them in foil and put in the cooler but I will need to refrigerate them unfortunately. Do you recommend I pull the pork then refrigerate?, or Refrigerate the butts whole, then re-warm and pull? thanks! ~...
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    Design My Cook

    I thought of that Brad. However, I thought it would not matter as I was going to wrap the brisket with butcher paper. I am enjoying the 195* stall on the brisket now. thanks
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    Assistance on cook: 7.3 lb flat brisket + 7.25 lb bone-in butt

    Meat went on at 8:30 pm PST. After 7.5 hours (4:00 am), the brisket probe was reading 190*. I pulled the brisket, put the probe in a new location and added a 2nd internal probe. After wrapping, the 2 probes = 178* and 185*. The bone-in butt = 173*. I spritzed and rotated. Here it is 7:15 am...
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    Assistance on cook: 7.3 lb flat brisket + 7.25 lb bone-in butt

    that is great advice Jay, thank you. Something weird is happening. 1 hour after putting my brisket and butt on the cooker, the grate temp barely hit 256*. The brisket (top grate) hit 150* and the butt (bottom grate) hit 78*. I added a 2nd probe to the brisket and it verified the same temp -...
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    Design My Cook

    Yup - cook is under way. Brisket and Butt are on. 2 chunks Apple + 1 chunk of Hickory. Tomorrow, 2 beer can chickens with soaked cherry chips on my kettle. thanks Mike.
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    Assistance on cook: 7.3 lb flat brisket + 7.25 lb bone-in butt

    I am soliciting advice on how I should cook the above? Eating Saturday at 6:00 pm. Brisket fat down on top rack. Butt on bottom rack. I am thinking 18 hrs @ 225-250. With the buffer of 3-hours in a cooler, that means pulling off (if ready) at 2:30. That means putting on at 8:30 pm. What...
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    Design My Cook

    Thank you everybody. The inmates convinced me for the trifecta of the 3-Bs: brisket/butt/bird. This 7.25# flat will go on the top rack, while the 7.3# bone in butt on the bottom rack. https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0eGrq0zwGHesip Any advice for this smoke? thanks ~ Sean
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    Design My Cook

    Hey Smokers; Looking for advice. I am hosting 20-25 people for our annual summer BBQ. 2 years ago I did 3 different types of pulled pork. Last year I did St. Louis spares. This year I want to mix it up. I just pulled out a 7# bone in butt, so that is 1 choice. I am thinking of a...
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    My 1st Beef Rib Plate cook underway (pics)

    Hi Brad - yes I did. I live in San Diego and hit Costco, 2 grocery stores and 2 butchers with no luck. Ended up calling around and found these "plate" ribs. The place I purchased them from had them in the back as Bill mentioned. They cut them up for people that braise. I am glad I called and...
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    Benefits of butcher paper wrapping a brisket (Franklin style)???

    Thank you everybody - I am undecided at this time. @Monty House I like the comments about the "mythical mahogany color". ~ Sean
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    My 1st Beef Rib Plate cook underway (pics)

    pics (@3:08 pm) are 4 hours into the cook 50-50 pepper/kosher salt rub 50-50 apple/pecan 30 coals minion method Averaged 253* since 1st hour. spritz 2;1 apple juice/Worcestershire https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0e5Uzl7V4teO3 Eating good in San Diego tonight! ~ Sean :wsm22...
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    Benefits of butcher paper wrapping a brisket (Franklin style)???

    OK - I bought the Franklin Barbecue book, a role of paper and I am prepping for my 1st paper/brisket cook next weekend. I am trying to find the benefits of wrapping in paper on an 18.5” WSM vs. a pure wood fired offset cooker. AF specifically says on page 45: Upright Drum Smoker “Also, since...
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    Franklin 50/50 rub - is the pepper ratio too spicy for all palettes?

    Thank you guys. @Dustin - how was your brisket?
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    Franklin 50/50 rub - is the pepper ratio too spicy for all palettes?

    Hello; Getting ready for my 1st brisket/butcher wrap/AF/50-50 salt/pepper rub. For those that have tried, do any of your guests find that the pepper may be too spicy? Specifically children. I am thinking that after the hours cooking and the sitting in the paper that it would flavor it...

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