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Pulled Pork in a Weber 22" Kettle?

 
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StuartT



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13 09 1:33 am    Post subject: Pulled Pork in a Weber 22" Kettle? Reply with quote

I want to smoke a pork butt and use my Weber kettle. I wasn't sure if this would be feasible? Any recommendations or suggestions?

How many batches of coals will I need for 12-15lb butt? I believe 25 coals per side will last 2-3 hrs...?

I used wood chunks so how many batched of smoke should I use?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13 09 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, wanna see what i used when i was in new hampshire for 3 months Smile

anything is possible

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13 09 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done pulled pork on a $45 grill from Lowe's...and 18" if I remember. All I did was make a ring of coals along the outside about halfway around the grill. This is a small ring that's about two coals wide and about two coals high...just stack them up along the edge. I then light one end and let it go. The hot coals will ignite the fresh coals and you'll have constant heat for a few hours. I scattered some soaked chips along the top of the coals and would get a nice smoke for the entire cook. Just place the butt on the far side of the pit as far away from the coals as possible...I actually placed the butt on the upper rack and close to the back (the coals were at the front of the grill).

I have not tried this with a larger (8-9#) butt, but with a 4.5# or 5# butt it worked out just fine.

I did have a butt on the larger end once that took a while longer than my charcoal "fuze" lasted. After 5-6 hours on the grill/smoke I just wrapped it in foil and threw it in a 225 oven. Worked just fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13 09 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done it quite a few times. I made a charcoal basket from expanded metal I got at Lowes. The basket is "D" shaped, 6"-8" tall and probably 8" wide at the widest point. I fill it with unlit lump with chunks of wood scattered among the charcoal. I light about 6 briquettes and place them in one end. I leave all the bottom vents closed and the top vent open. I will usually get about 4-5 hours of 250* burn time before I need to re-do the basket. Sorry no pics, hope this makes a little sense.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15 09 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do it all the time when I don't have quite enough meat to warrant firing up the double barrel. I have a Weber OTG with the Smokenator and Hovergrill. In the pictures you can see that I have a full packer of about 7 lbs. on top of the hovergrill and there are two boston butts that were about 4-5 lbs. each. Meat from Costco. Total time for the cook was 16 hours. Brisket was done in 12. Results were great. You could probably approximate the indirect method using firebricks but I swear by the Smokenator. Outdoor temps were mid-40s and it rained steadily throughout the cook. My patio umbrella saved the day.






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PostPosted: Thu May 21 09 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply and advice on the pork butt. Sorry for the late reply. Going to smoke it this weekend and I try to post some pics if it comes out.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin Mike wrote:

Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.



Yep, see other post here: Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin Mike wrote:
Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.



patruns wrote:
Smokin Mike wrote:

Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.



Yep, see other post here: Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoEzzy wrote:
Smokin Mike wrote:
Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.



patruns wrote:
Smokin Mike wrote:

Hmmm, I smell Spam on the grill.



Yep, see other post here: Rolling Eyes


If either of you had found the time to pm me, I could have gotten him out of here all the sooner, now don't you boys make me, make you fetch me a switch from the old willow tree! Laughing Wink Laughing



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns wrote:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24 11 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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