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Pulled Pork using Fireboard 2 Drive. Again!


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Very surprisingly (as she really doesn't like smoke) my wife said yesterday "Can you make pulled pork for lunch tomorrow?". I didn't need to be asked twice, so off to the local butcher for some pork shoulder. This was about 8.5 lbs. Neck end pork shoulder, blade bone left in and spine removed. I have the rind in the fridge to make pork crackling with later on.

 

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Add some Memphis Dust rub:

 


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And get the grill going. Nice full basket of fresh lump. Yeah....it was dark by this time....

 

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I added a little bit of red oak and lit a single lighter in the middle:

 

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I put the pork on at 11pm and went to bed. Woke up this morning and went out to be a hooligan on my motorcycle for a few hours. Came back and at around 1.20pm the pork hit 203F

 

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The temperature control with the Kamado and Fireboard Drive is truly exceptional. That's basically 14 hours flatlined at 225F (107C). Also, look at how little the fan was on to keep things stable (Green spikes at the bottom of the graph). Fan was set to 20% max, and the outside temp went to -1C (30F) overnight.

 

After the cook, there was still plenty of lump left. The grill would have easily run for 24 hours at this temperature:

 

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The pork looked like this (and smelled great):

 

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I left it to rest for a few hours wrapped in foil and towels in a cooler, then pulled it:

 

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It came out great. I also made up a Kansas City style sauce, some vinegar slaw and we had some corn rolls and mashed potato with it. Fantastic lunch, plus some left over for carnitas or something later in the week.

 

 

 

 

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On 4/18/2021 at 10:14 PM, KismetKamado said:

Sounds and looks like a fairytale cook where everything just goes right. :)

 

 

It was indeed. Truly "set it and forget it". I got a good night's sleep and a fair few hours to play on my motorcycle while the FB2 handled lunch with aplomb!

 

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Wow looks great. How do you keep the Fireboard temp so stable? I can usually get it to stay in a 5 degree (F) range but on occasion it can get 10-30 degrees hotter than the set temp. I close the top vent down to just a sliver. 

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13 hours ago, bear9815 said:

Wow looks great. How do you keep the Fireboard temp so stable? I can usually get it to stay in a 5 degree (F) range but on occasion it can get 10-30 degrees hotter than the set temp. I close the top vent down to just a sliver. 

 

Top vent is closed literally to a fingernail and fan set to 20% max. I try to creep up on the temperature as well. I'll light a really small fire, then set the temperature to something like 180, then 190, then 200, 210, 215, 220 then finally 225. It will take me at least an hour to get from lighting to stable and ready took.

And then.....I wont open the dome at all until it's done!

 

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