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Title: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 25, 2010, 09:09:08 pm
Was gonna wait till tomorrow, but I couldn't. I had to know.

I LOADED down the Smoke Generator with 2/1 hickory/apple

As far as rubs ..... you name it I used it Head Country, Salt Lick, Iceman's Rub,

Adobo & Goya Complete, Zack's Sweet Rub, Pitts & Spitts Sweet Rub, Jan's Rub, etc.

Set the Aubers to 260* and started loading things up on a 30 minute cycle.

I did it like Noak loading his Ark. By two's.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12472.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12473.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12474.jpg)

Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 25, 2010, 09:10:31 pm
(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12476.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12477.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 25, 2010, 09:14:01 pm
(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12478.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12479.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12481.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12483.jpg)

So that is 8 butts and two Briskets.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 25, 2010, 09:19:42 pm
3 ribs on rack 3

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12493.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: GusRobin on July 25, 2010, 09:26:10 pm
Looking real good. Keep us updated. Either going to be a lot of eating or a lot sealing.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 25, 2010, 09:33:58 pm
Rack 4 another slab of ribs

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12494.jpg)

and 10 lbs of sausage

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12495.jpg)

Rack 5 24 links of Boudain and the rest of the sausage.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12498.jpg)

And that's all.

Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: squirtthecat on July 26, 2010, 04:54:17 am

Are they done yet?
Are they done yet?
Are they done yet?

 ;D


How 'bout a pic a little farther back w/ the door open, to give a sense of scale..

Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Tenpoint5 on July 26, 2010, 06:03:57 am
My hat is off to you my friend!! great looking smoke you have going.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 26, 2010, 06:07:57 am
HOLEEEE MOLEEEEE!!!!
And this is just the "test run"?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: KyNola on July 26, 2010, 06:29:19 am
Wow Sonny!  That is a buttload of meat(pun intended).  Good thing you have family members who raid your freezer on a regular basis plus those little granddaughters who will do the boudin dance! :D

How about an update on the progress?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: SL2010 on July 26, 2010, 06:31:58 am
Thats alot of good stuff when should me and the fam be there lets see a pic of the smoker
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: ronbeaux on July 26, 2010, 06:32:49 am
I'd sure like to be downwind from that!!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: TestRocket on July 26, 2010, 07:25:57 am
Are you feeding a whole town? It looks like it will be good!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Mr Walleye on July 26, 2010, 07:46:06 am
Holy Smokes Sonny!  :o

Now that's a test run!  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: GusRobin on July 26, 2010, 08:03:00 am
If that is a test run, I gotta be there for the "real thing" ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Smokin Soon on July 26, 2010, 08:56:28 am
Yikes! :o
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: KevinG on July 26, 2010, 09:39:48 am
Geez CRG, I thought that you'd want' to fill that with meat before you try it. You've got room for about 5 more racks there.  ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: ArnieM on July 26, 2010, 10:10:19 am
Gee, I guess things ARE bigger in Texas.  Let's see.  If I leave now ...
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 10:13:13 am
When I talked to Suyi at Auber about what I wanted to do,

He was kinda lost for words about what to expect.

He express some concern that the newest PID Dual probe might

not be up to the task due to the fact that on/off switch was not

as heavy duty because of having to make it smaller for the plug to

the generator. He said "No worry, it under warranty".

I took a nap between 3:30 and 6:30 and the pid quit.

The smoker is only running on the 1250 watt element and it

is humming along at 225*

Because I staggered the times I put things in the smoker,

I ended up running the smoke generator for 12 hours.

I will post some pics here soon.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: TestRocket on July 26, 2010, 10:38:38 am
It seems strange to lose the PID on the 1000 watt element? That’s no different than controlling my OBS with the dual element mod. Glad to hear your temp is holding or I could see a possible panic happening!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 10:50:38 am
It seems strange to lose the PID on the 1000 watt element? That’s no different than controlling my OBS with the dual element mod. Glad to hear your temp is holding or I could see a possible panic happening!

I agree. The PID seemed hot from the start.

I started this at 4:30 and had the cabinet set at 250* while I loaded it

up doing two butts, brisket, ribs every 30 to 45 minutes to allow the cabinet

to stay to temp.

I really don't know I needed that much time in between as the temp caught up every 15 minutes.

I kinda hate Suyi has to fix something, but he said do it and see what happens.

Now that I know the box does a good job on the two elements., I'll have a PID just for it made.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: OldHickory on July 26, 2010, 11:33:32 am
The Master of the big load in the smoker is at it again--Yee Haw-- I really enjoy your posts on these big smokes.  Your pics are good as well as the write up..  Rock on CRG.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 12:08:53 pm
Trying to get caught up on the pics.

3:30 this morning 24 links of Boudain and 8 lbs of Sausage

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12501.jpg)

4:30 4 lbs of Sausage

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12504.jpg)

The Ribs! 1st rack

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12506.jpg)

2 racks

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12505.jpg)

4th rack cut up

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12509.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12510.jpg)

Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: ronbeaux on July 26, 2010, 12:33:10 pm
Sweet!!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 12:53:46 pm
Current shots of the secenery inside the Smoker.

Bottom Rack

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12515.jpg)

Middle Rack

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12516.jpg)

Top Rack

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12517.jpg)

Group Shot

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12518.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: watchdog56 on July 26, 2010, 01:05:16 pm
Dang,nice job. That's a ton of meat. How long did it take for the sausage and ribs?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Mr Walleye on July 26, 2010, 01:11:59 pm
Food looks fantastic Sonny!

You should build your own controller for this unit. It really isn't that hard and I would be more than willing to help you out with how to do it.

Mike
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: mikeradio on July 26, 2010, 01:39:19 pm
Wow Sonny that looks great, how is the fan working?
I agree with Mike, build a custom controller for your smoker, it is really easy
I did for mine too, I have two power cords that I plug into separte circuits
everything is 120volts.

Mike
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 26, 2010, 02:29:20 pm
That all looks fantastic!
Sorry to hear you burned a PID, but at least you know you have a great smoker there.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 02:30:35 pm
mike, the fan did it's job great.

I didn't have time to install a variable switch in it so I just raised it

1/4" or so and off set it. No smoke in the smoke gen.

This has been Fun so far. Wish I would have started in the earlier part of the day

to get the sausage and boudain and ribs done before bedtime and then let

the butts and briskets ride the nite. Butt, I just couldn't wait any longer.

Food looks fantastic Sonny!

You should build your own controller for this unit. It really isn't that hard and I would be more than willing to help you out with how to do it.

Mike

Mike, after all the stupid questions I ask you and you think I can build a PID?

I appreciate your sense of Humor! ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 02:33:14 pm
That all looks fantastic!
Sorry to hear you burned a PID, but at least you know you have a great smoker there.

Suyi said "No Problem, It under warranty" ;D

hal, even with the one element, it is holding like a dream. Just bumped it to 235*
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: TestRocket on July 26, 2010, 02:49:46 pm
That’s some sweet looking meat you got there Sonny! You’re going to have a bunch of happy folks chowing down! And I say the PID failed within its useable specifications, just a bad component! And we all know the Auber CS is right up there with Bradley’s!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 03:14:27 pm
That’s some sweet looking meat you got there Sonny! You’re going to have a bunch of happy folks chowing down! And I say the PID failed within its useable specifications, just a bad component! And we all know the Auber CS is right up there with Bradley’s!

I know Suyi will take care of it, He's a great guy and has a great product.

Just kinda sorry it happened.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 26, 2010, 03:40:23 pm
That is soooooooo cooool!   8)

How have the TASTE TESTS been so far?
Cook pretty even?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: OldHickory on July 26, 2010, 03:41:48 pm
What a wonderful way to season a new smoker.  It all looks great.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Caneyscud on July 26, 2010, 03:46:42 pm
Oh My!  Those look good.  Staring at that, I feel like Hannibal Lector looking through the glass at Clarice!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 03:51:47 pm
What a wonderful way to season a new smoker.  It all looks great.

Fixin to pull a cpl butts off.

I knew it was gonna be a long smoke.

Had 124 lbs of meat in the Smoker.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 26, 2010, 03:56:26 pm
Had 124 lbs of meat in the Smoker.

124 POUNDS?  Goood Gawwwwwwwwwwwwd!
I just pulled a 20# shoulder and it was a beast...
That's like SIX of those..

You need to get you one of those HopSing dinner bells like Squirt has!

Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 03:58:32 pm
Had 124 lbs of meat in the Smoker.

124 POUNDS?  Goood Gawwwwwwwwwwwwd!
I just pulled a 20# shoulder and it was a beast...
That's like SIX of those..

You need to get you one of those HopSing dinner bells like Squirt has!



When you gonna make a post on the shoulder?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 26, 2010, 04:52:11 pm
When you gonna make a post on the shoulder?
In a little while... 
It's holding in FTC right now... 
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 05:11:44 pm
When you gonna make a post on the shoulder?
In a little while... 
It's holding in FTC right now... 


Kewl! Can't wait!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: TTNuge on July 26, 2010, 06:06:29 pm
Very very nice!  Holy Moly!!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Mr Walleye on July 26, 2010, 06:08:24 pm
mike, the fan did it's job great.

I didn't have time to install a variable switch in it so I just raised it

1/4" or so and off set it. No smoke in the smoke gen.

This has been Fun so far. Wish I would have started in the earlier part of the day

to get the sausage and boudain and ribs done before bedtime and then let

the butts and briskets ride the nite. Butt, I just couldn't wait any longer.

Food looks fantastic Sonny!

You should build your own controller for this unit. It really isn't that hard and I would be more than willing to help you out with how to do it.

Mike

Mike, after all the stupid questions I ask you and you think I can build a PID?

I appreciate your sense of Humor! ;D

You can do it Sonny!  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 07:20:55 pm
I see some things I don't like.

I see some things I can live with.

This has been fun, but now it's gonna get serious.

I have started a new list! ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 26, 2010, 10:28:43 pm
The smoker did a good job, No a great job!

I had to use two hands to lift them off the rack.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12522.jpg)

4 butts

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12523.jpg)

plus 4 butts

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12524.jpg)

equals this.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Cajun%20Microwave/Big%20Smoker%201st%20Smoke/SDC12526.jpg)

A Butt Load of Butts!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: KevinG on July 27, 2010, 06:11:31 am
Good job on those butts, and I'm guessing that the package lables are incorrect. I'll bet they aren't tough at all and it sure looked easy to me.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: squirtthecat on July 27, 2010, 06:34:23 am

Outstanding!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: ronbeaux on July 27, 2010, 02:21:50 pm
Bring that rig to the meet. I want to crawl in there and take a nap.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: hal4uk on July 27, 2010, 03:41:05 pm
Your kids come RAID the BUTT freezer yet?  Make ya some ROOM for the next run?
I wanna see how many buffalo you can do in there at once  ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 27, 2010, 04:19:16 pm
I'm gonna do some adjustments on the smoker and do it again

in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Uncle Pigfat on July 27, 2010, 06:06:34 pm
That thing is amazing.  Also, that's some tasty looking pork.  You should convert a riding lawn mower to a smoker-float and drive that thing around town selling sandwiches and ribs like the ice cream man.  How do you know the smoker man is here?  The sound of Zeppelin, Stones, Sabbath and Maiden slowly getting closer.   
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: HawkeyeSmokes on July 27, 2010, 06:13:29 pm
Congrats on the test run Sonny! The pics all looked great.

Looking forward to your next smoke after making the adjustments.

 ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: Smokin Soon on July 27, 2010, 06:51:12 pm
Sonny, I have been thinking about moving, If I move close to you, I know there is a big reserve of smoked goodies!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: DTAggie on July 27, 2010, 09:51:02 pm
Hello my friend, been way to occupied to really look at all the posts.  This thing kicks butt.  Amazing.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 28, 2010, 12:45:17 am
Hello my friend, been way to occupied to really look at all the posts.  This thing kicks butt.  Amazing.

This thing is on wheels and I have a trailer to haul it.

If you ever want to use/play with it ... I'll  meet you in Centerville. Serious.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: DTAggie on July 28, 2010, 11:00:48 am
I will keep that in mind i f I ever have to go meat crazy!  Would probably have to keep you up here to operate that monster
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: KyNola on July 29, 2010, 12:40:18 pm
Dang Sonny, that looks great.  I'm really hungry about now.  Glad to see you got that beast to functioning even if you did blow up a PID.  Looks like it really didn't need the extra heat and control though.

Way to go.  Haul that thing up to KY and let's enter the BBQ fest!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: mow_delon on July 30, 2010, 04:29:16 pm
WOW!  sorry so late to the party, but that is one impressive undertaking, both the smoke and the smoker!!  You truely are the man CRG!
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: classicrockgriller on July 30, 2010, 05:16:32 pm
Thanks. I have alot of Fun with this addiction.

Now Wifie can make some Pizza. ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More
Post by: OU812 on December 21, 2010, 05:32:41 am
I'm still paling catch up and DAMN thats a butt load of meat there Sonny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You go Brother!!!!!!!!!!!