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Got a new toy. I've named him Chubby

Dustinb80

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Got me a Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" smoker. Seasoning it this morning. Got up at 630, started some coals, filled the ring and away we go. All dampers are wide open. Added a pound of bacon to help with the seasoning. Three hours later that bacon had run its course. So I've added a pound of pork side. Trying to bring the temp down to 225°. Also got a wireless temp probe. Tomorrow I'll be smoking a bacon wrapped pork loin with a peach glaze.

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bowhunter1023

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Dustin is playing with his little black Chubby today... 😂

In all seriousness, I love my WSM. You made a good purchase. She can be a little temperamental depending on the weather/sun/shade, but I've definitely got my monies worth in the 4 years I've had it.
 

Dustinb80

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Went to Krogers early Saturday morning and grabbed a pork loin, 2.5 #'s. Sunday I got the grill started around 9:30 or so. Went inside and opened the pork loin to discover there were 2 of them in the package. Bonus!! So I wrapped one in bacon and seasoned it with Rufus Teague BBQ Rub. The other one just got the seasoning. I put them on the grill and inserted the probe into the bacon wrapped pork loin. This is the first time Ive used the probe, I think it is off by about 15 degrees. Within an hour the temp of the meat had jumped from 54 degrees to about 136 degrees. I grabbed another probe and placed it in and it read 120 degrees. I went inside and made the peach glaze. When the loin got to about 130 degrees I added some glaze and left it in the grill. At 140 degrees I added more glaze. At 145 degrees I took the loins out, wrapped them loosely in foil and let them rest. The wife made baked taters and baked beans. I unwrapped and sliced the loins, PERFECT. Had a nice smoke ring and were juicy. Knowing the wife probably wouldn't like it b/c of the smoke, she tried it, I was right, she didn't care for the smoke flavor. More for me. Im happy with my purchase. Im going to be testing the probes tonight in boiling water to see how they react. Ive already contacted Maverick about the probes, they said to send everything back and they would replace it. We will see what happens after I test them. Heres some picture for those of you I don't have on FB or Instagram.

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