Newest Member: Generalee

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by generalee, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. generalee

    generalee Fire Starter

    I just stumbled across this forum and had to sign up.

    Name: Lee Grider
    Equip: CharGriller Outlaw with offset firebox.
    Status: A tick above just learning.
    Location: Marietta, GA

    Last time I smoked a Boston Butt, I felt like it cooked way too quickly. It was done in about 6 hours and change. I gauged doneness with a meat therm and hit 180F in the center of the meat. No need to overcook if done. I would welcome any suggestions for slowing down, and approx how long a butt or more should cook for. I've heard in the 12 hour range. I would like to get it to that point. My temp gauges ran around 250 ish with 2 water pans. I use a mix of charcoal and hickory and oak wood. Flavor was great, just would like it more tender. It was a tad stringy.
    Also had my vents mostly closed down. Thanks!

    The General
  2. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf. run your smoker in the 225-240° range. leave the exhaust wide open. the intake damper is used to control heat, and it should be open part of the way at all times. it should take ~ 1.5 hours per pound to cook. here is a link with times and temps for everything. remember, it is a guideline. all meats will differ slightly. for example, when i smoke a brisket, it takes about 45 minutes to and hour per pound- and they come out excellent. i take boston butts and brisket to 200° internal. don't be afraid to ask any questions here. we will help you in any way you need. we were all beginners once. oh yeah, sign up for jeff's 5-day e-course. it is free and has loads of info in it. here is a link to it.
  3. generalee

    generalee Fire Starter

    Congrats on the boy! He and I will share that birthday, as mine came in 1973. Thanks for the links, will put to use and report back.
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us. Browse the forums and ask lost of questions. The friendly folks here will make answer.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  5. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum generalee sounds like chris has pretty much covered it for you. Glad you joined the best smoking forum there is and ever will be.

    btw we have a General Lee also down here in Texas.
  6. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF... the best Q'ing place on the internet... glad you found us
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to have you with us here at SMF, Lee!!

    Be sure to sign up for Tulsa Jeff's Smoking Basics 5-day eCourse.

    Enjoy the Forums!
  8. Welcome to SMF.
    And you're all wrong. There's only one General Lee. And he's was a Virginian.[​IMG]
  9. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    I usually take my butts to 195-200 internal. They fall apart. Welcome to the forum!
  10. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF! You have found the right place to learn all about smoking meat.
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First of all..........welcome generalee, great site u found
    Secondly...........check your temp gauge at grate level(stock therms never work)
    Thirdly..............sit back and enjoy! you'll find yourself here a lot, quite addicting[​IMG]
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome General Lee -

    There's all kinds folks here from those who are still looking for a smoker to folks that have smoked all their lives! Feel free at ask any questions you might have along the way we're all ready to lend a hand!

    The first skill in smoking is learning to control you heat and smoke. Have you checked the calibration of your thermometers against a cup of boiling water? More ofter than not they are off and need to be adjusted.
  13. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard to SMF .........[​IMG]
  14. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF generalee!!!
  15. chefloydb

    chefloydb Fire Starter

    Welcome to smf Good luck and happy smoking.
  16. Yep yur in the right place to learn all there is to know about smokin...welcome buddy [​IMG]
  17. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A belated welcome from Canada Lee ... BTW I also got Bear Claws on eBay ... they are not necessary ... but fun!

    I see you are a professional photog ... so we expect food porn with a pro attitude [​IMG]

    'cause we love it!
  18. generalee

    generalee Fire Starter

    I'll be posting pics soon. I am going to be doing some butts and ribs for mothers day. Professional porn piggy style coming up....

    Thanks for all the welcomes, I am looking forward to posting often.

  19. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Generalee, welcome to SMF, enjoy yourself and ask any questions you may have. Will be looking forward to the pics.

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