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January 20th, 2023, 3:48 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 20th, 2023, 9:29 am
  • Posts: 2

I've recently acquired my YS640 and completed my first long cook. I'm a pretty experienced grill and smoke guy, using BGE's, Weber kettles, and a PK. I slow cooked a 6.6 lb Boston butt @ 220 to start. Later I raised it a bit to 235 because the Egyptians built the pyramids faster. It took me 24 hrs and 3 20lb bags of pellets to complete it. The finished product was great! However, it cost me approx $80 for a $27 piece of meat. Seems too long and too expensive a cook. On a Kamado it would take me half as much time and about a third/bag of quality lump. What did I do wrong? It feels like user error here. Weather was on the colder side, it was an overnight cook that started @ 11PM and went the distance. Stalled at 150 for about 8 hrs. I removed it at 195. (I did have a drip pan with H20 in it which I think ultimately didn't help me.) Thanks for any guidance you can provide.

January 22nd, 2023, 5:55 pm
* Cheyenne ** Cheyenne *
  • Joined: September 8th, 2014, 2:25 pm
  • Posts: 53

What was the outside air temp?

January 24th, 2023, 3:54 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 20th, 2023, 9:29 am
  • Posts: 2

It went down to 54 as the low on the overnight. Dropped again to 50 at sunrise and then climbed back up to high 50's throughout the next day.

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