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  • 1buba
    Former Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 48
    • North Pole, AK

    Been away, time to make smoke again

    Been in the hospital off and on since mid-summer. Even had the pleasure (/sarcasm) of 8 days in ICU. Still not 100% (if you know of an extra kidney, please email me. lol), but slowly getting better.

    Anyway, started the summer with a bang - think i did a total of 11 briskets (all packers, all delicious thanks to this board), 8 butts and 5 or 6 racks of ribs. I used to think that they would serve ribs in heaven, now i'm pretty sure it will be brisket.
    Anyway, I wasn't up to brisket for Christmas (did a prime rib in the oven, mmmmmmm good), but i put a 17#'er in the electric smoker (/hangs head in shame) last night. Our temps here last week were -30's, but last night was about 25*. Unfortunately, i have a 15 yo son who's sole job was to wake up every two hours and check the temp. Summer, ambient temp was 70s and a cook at 225'ish would take 16-19 hours. Last night, the temp was still rising to 225 when i crashed. The meat hit 203* after just 11 hours. Anyone want a 15 yo boy? He can work hard, just don't let him near your smoker....
    Anyway, have the meat in the faux box. Just very concerned that we aren't going to eat for 8 hours. Ideas would be much appreaciated. In the absence of that, i will just slice it up in about 4 hours, then warm it slow like i do leftovers. Thanks guys.

  • Jerod Broussard
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    • Jun 2014
    • 9935
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    #2
    Glad you doing better. Sister needs a liver. I've only had plenty kidney stones.

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    • 1buba
      Former Member
      • Apr 2015
      • 48
      • North Pole, AK

      #3
      Originally posted by Jerod Broussard View Post
      Glad you doing better. Sister needs a liver. I've only had plenty kidney stones.
      Thanks Jerod. Liver is tough - she will be in my prayers.
      Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5698
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        #4
        1buba Welcome back! Hope your post means you are out of the pits and back into the Pit. I'll add you to my prayers, and I am wishing you a Merry Christmas (we are only 6 days through the twelve days of Christmas), and a Happy New Year. If you are cooking brisket I know there is merriment.
        Last edited by LA Pork Butt; December 31, 2015, 04:35 PM.

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        • Spinaker
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          • Nov 2014
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          #5
          I would put it in the fridge until a few hours before your going to eat. Then I would heat it in the oven until your internal hits 165 F. That would be my game plan. Not sure if thats the way it should be down but I have done this in the same situation and everything came out just fine.

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          • Danjohnston949
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            Spinaker, Where Have You Been? HAPPY NEW YEARS, GO VIKINGS! 👍🍻💰🍻👍
            From Fargo ND

          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Danjohnston949 I have just been busy with the holidays and work. I have been cooking but just haven't had a lot of time to hang out in the Pit. I know that ain't no kind of excuse but thats all I got. Happy new year to you as well and Go VIKES!!
        • Danjohnston949
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          • Dec 2014
          • 4398
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #6
          1buba, Welcome Back! That being down and out AIN'T NO FUN! I know I was in a Nursing Home from Jan 24 2015 until May 13 2015 due to a fall! Still in Therapy but at least I can do a little Rough Cooking on the Weber?
          Eat Well and Prosper! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 👍😃💰😃👍
          From Fargo ND, Dan

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          • 1buba
            1buba commented
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            So sorry to hear it @Danjhnston949!
            it does suck indeed. I guess as we age a bit we have to et used to it. But, this too shall pass!!!!

            Happy New Years, and may the blue smoke be with you!
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          #7
          I enjoyed reading your post 1buba! Welcome back! I hope you get well soon and get everything you need to stay healthy and cooking and sharing pics here. I have two kidneys but I'm just not sure on how to get one to you...I'm thinking USPS' Flat-Rate box would be the most economical, but it's the in-between activities that I'm stuck at

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          • richinlbrg
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            • Jul 2014
            • 1893
            • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
            • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

            #8
            1buba and Danjohnston949 so sorry to read of your down times! May 2016 bring your heLth back, and may you have fun doing it!
            Welcome back to you both!

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            • HorseDoctor
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2014
              • 1147
              • Central Iowa

              #9
              New beginnings for 2016!!!! Y'ALL get better now ya'hear!

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              • 1buba
                Former Member
                • Apr 2015
                • 48
                • North Pole, AK

                #10
                Originally posted by Huskee View Post
                I enjoyed reading your post 1buba! Welcome back! I hope you get well soon and get everything you need to stay healthy and cooking and sharing pics here. I have two kidneys but I'm just not sure on how to get one to you...I'm thinking USPS' Flat-Rate box would be the most economical, but it's the in-between activities that I'm stuck at
                HAHAHAHA. Thanks Huskee. I'm sitting in dialysis now, finally feeling up to checking in again. :-)
                I'm an interesting case. Blood Type is B-, but since this will be my 3rd kidney, they have to match other things. Odds are 1 in 5,000,000, which, when you do the math and remove the folks that couldn't make the decision to donate for themselves, leaves me about 35 possibilities in the entire US. It isn't a big deal though, i know that God has a plan, and i'm good with that.

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