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    Overnight PBC Butts

    Got home late on the 4th and wanted to try an overnight cook on the PBC. I had a 2-pack of bone in butts from Sams Club dry brining all day and when I got home I rubbed them up with Memphis Dust (mine has extra hots added) and got them into the barrel at 2AM.

    I don't preheat my PBC, instead I just dump my 40 hot coals, add the meat and rebar, and close the lid. I had a chunk of apple in there, maybe 6x3 just slightly buried.

    I slept for 9 hours and checked my temps at 11AM, a steady 217. I don't wrap at all, and because I was so tired I didn't bother hanging the meat. This cook was done entirely on the grate.

    I cracked the lid maybe 1-2 millimeters and heated the PBC up to 250 and closed the lid. It eventually settled back to 225-230. I did this maybe twice more to maintain a lovely low heat.

    I got over 16.5 hours out of one load of charcoal on this cook, and could have kept going. I had my basket just a bit overfill. I had a party to get to and some pulling to do.

    I was very impressed with this cook, and while my bark and outer edges were a bit dry, the inside was super steamy and pulled veeeeeery easily. I went sauce less, but that would have solved any dryness.

    I am at sea level, here are some pics.
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    #2
    Nice cook, easy peezy lemon squeezy

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      #3
      Gotta love that bark. Nice job!!!!!!

      I have three briskets and a small pork butt to cook Thursday.

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        #4
        Nice writeup, Cidergregg , and some beautiful-looking pulled pork. One of these days I'm going to do as you did and just let the PBC do its own thing with a PB. BruceB did the same thing this past weekend. PBs are pretty forgiving, and it would be nice not to have to watch the pit temps all though a long cook...although all those trips to the deck to fiddle with the lid and rebars sure helps to rack up my Fitbit step total!

        Kathryn

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        • Cidergregg
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          The main reason I was able to sleep is because I've tuned my PBC way down and can now rely on a pretty steady temp hovering around 220. It would be great to have the tech to graph my overnight temperatures though. I didn't think one load of coal would last me anywhere near long enough!

        #5
        Cool, now for an odd question, are you left-handed?

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          #6
          The iGrill2 might be something for you to look at if you want to graph your temps. I use one probe for the cooker temp and on for the meat...it shows two graphs with the time and temp on your phone.

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            #7
            Originally posted by John View Post
            Cool, now for an odd question, are you left-handed?
            I am a righty and very curious as to where the question arose.

            I am able to use my left hand as well though, I am semi-ambidextrous.

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            • _John_
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              The opening on your intake is the "wrong" way, someone right handed wouldn't normally open it that way in my experience

            • _John_
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              For some reason my brain notices things that are out of place, it really only helped me by making me the first guy down a path in the Marines, and I have gotten literally hundreds of 4 leaf clovers. My kids like them as I can usually find 3-4 for them and their friends while waiting for the bus to show.
              Stupid human tricks.

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