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Had to shovel out the smoker but the show must go on.
Rubbed down with EVOO and my go-to Paul Prudhomme Blackened magic rub.
Two hours in and she is developing some nice color- smoker running between 266 and 315. Internal temp 132. It was looking a little dry so I added some warm water to the water pan and spritzed the butts with a mixture of honey, tabasco, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire, and ketchup.
12:00PM Update Pit temps started to recede under 260 degrees despite all bottom vents being wide open so I fired up a half a chimney of briquettes and added them through the smoker fuel door. Internal temp 160. Also spritzed again with the liquid mixture to build flavors and bark. Looking good. Don’t think I’m going to foil them.
1:20PM She broke out of the stall. 170 internal and has a nice bark forming.