$1.19 /lbs for pork butt roast !!! HE** YA !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jrod62, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well Schnucks did it again. $1.19/LBS for Butts. So Two of them went on the smoker this morning .

    I always put them in pans on the smoker.(no mess in the smoker ). I see most people just put them on the grate .

    I want to see if there is a differents between the two ways. One is in a pan and one is on the grate.

    I put a pan under the grate to catch all the juiece from it.

    to foil or not to foil ??????? I have foil every butt I have smoke. so the one in the pan will get foil at 170. and the

    one on the grate will go without foil (if I don't run out of time tonight)

    here some Q-view to get the day started. I got the Butts on at 8am. Hope the unfoil butt is done before bedtime tonight.



     cant pass up prices like that !!!!!!!!!!


    my playtoys!!!!


    lots of room under the basket for ash to fall


    .found these in the shed so they look like they could be good divider for my basket


    love my ECB !!!! use it everytime I smoke. Its great for holding my chimney starter [​IMG]


    just bout ready to start smoking !!!!!!!


    here the first one , on the grate with the pan under to catch the juieces


     will see if there is a differents between in a pan or on the grate. one in pan will get foil at 170. one  on the grate

    no foil all the way !!!!! (hope its hits 205 before midnight !!!!)


    light blue smoke going on . I have tuning plates in the smoker. the temp is within 10 degree from one end to the other.

    I will update with Q-view as the day go on.

    thanks for looking
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like a good start!
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent price. I jumped on one for $1.49 recently. About the best I have seen in a long while.
  4. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great, I will be watching this, have never cooked one in a pan, nor foiled one for that matter. Will be interested in your findings here.

    1.19 a # you stole them. Wish I could find a deal like that, I have a bunch of people wanting PP, 1.49 a few weeks ago was the best I could do.

    Seems it wasn't that long ago that butts were always around 1.09 to 1.29 a # now they run closer to 2.00 #.

    Keep us updated on this please.
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I see Pulled Pork, BuckBoard Bacon, Brats, Kielbasa, Italian Sausage, Breakfast Sausage and a new freezer for the garage!

  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Great start  i will be watching.[​IMG]
  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

     Schnucks had it for same price on labor day. here the link to that post I did http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/111404/cheap-butts

    I like the pan because there no clean up in the smoker . I just want to see if it get more smoke and Bark by not putting it in a pan and not foiling it .

    At 6pm i'm going out to take my first look at them. They will be on for 10 hours and probe them for first time. I always probe them when i put them on.

    it's killing me not knowing what the IT is.[​IMG]
  8. Thanks for the heads up on the special on butts at Schnuck's.  I'll have to see if they are offering the same deal here in Columbia.
  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    today is the last day on our ads from them
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

      Just took my first look, they look great . bark looks great thanks to Jeff's rub. The IT on both was right around 180 (10 hours on smoker at 230/240 most of the time)

    don't see any difference in the bark between the one on the grate and one in the pan . The pan butt has a lot of juice in the pan . The pan under the one on the grate has very little juice in it.

    I would think it would have bout the same. [​IMG]

    here some more Q-view




    now can't wait to eat some PP tonight !! made some of Jeff's BBQ sauce with some honey

    thanks for looking
  11. jpenny2525

    jpenny2525 Fire Starter

    $1.19 per lb... Now that's a deal, and the pork butts  [​IMG]   Btw, what's time is dinner?!?! Never mind I'll just come over NOW! [​IMG]   
  12. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    $1.19 per lb...I wished I stilled lived in Mo. I just check three store here. The best price was Wal-Mart at $1.98 per lb. 
  13. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful color to your butts, there. Very nice! Pork shoulders (butts / picnics) are very fatty and that's what gives them their unique barbecuing happiness. You might want to skim the juice from the one in the pan before doing anything with it...the juice, I mean. the meat is fine!
  14. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Wouldn't you know, Schnucks no longer in K.C. Best price here is @ $1.78 lb at Sams. I'd buy a case at $1.19. And them butts are lookin good.
  15. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    thanks, pulled them at 205 , let them sit for awhile wrap up . they just fell apart .

    as far as the juice we strain them then put in frig. will scrap the fat off when it settle at the top. Wife love the gravy i make with it.
  16. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    The one driping in the pan most likely made a fatty steam of goodness that was on both butts till you wraped.Was their a diffrence in firmness of the bark aka.(soggy bark)?
  17. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a great price,down here that would be a "hot" price as in hot stolen, fell off the back of the truck my cousin is the delivery driver price.
  18. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    here the finish shot .



    well that it for this smoke, think I like using the pans. (no mess to clean up in the smoker)

    thanks for looking.
  19. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks awesome! That price is amazing. I feel like a winner if I pay under $1.89
  20. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's the fall hog kill and butts are more plentiful as buyers start stockpiling hams for Easter; but prices are holding higher than normal; just a few retailers taking advantage of lower wholesale price points.

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