BIG Pork Butt Story and Pics

Discussion in 'Pork' started by john c, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Well Thursday night at 10 pm I had this monster sized butt defrosted sitting on my counter, it must of been over 12 lbs, with bone in.
    I covered it in mustard first and then sprinkled on the rub, lots of mixed spices and brown sugar. It sat in fridge till 6:30 am. With a hot cup of coffee and darkness, my neighbours think Iam nutz, I slid it into the Brinkmann burning lump coal at 240 F.
    I smoked it with Maple chunks and sprayed it with Spiced Rum and apple juice every hour until it reached 165 F meat temp., only flipping it once, just because I never did that before.
    At 165 F I pulled it off the smoker and double wrapped it in foil with more rum and apple.
    I then put it into the 250 F oven until it reached 200 F meat temp.
    The butt then got wrapped in double thick towels and put into a cooler from 11 pm to 7 am the next morning because I was really tired at this point.
    It was so tender it was like trying to pick up melted butter !
    I just pulled the 2 large bones out clean and the meat just shreaded on its own, WOW ! I got this killer Habenero BQ sauce and a fresh bun,
    I wish I could have you all over for a sammy! Too check it out.
    I couln't believe how long the plateau's were and it took 16 hrs. and 12 lbs. of lump coal to finish.
    I think I will stick to the 8 pounders in future.
    Thanks to everybody for their help.
    John C.
  2. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm glad things worked out well for ya ! and awesome looking pulled pork [​IMG] droool wipe slurp [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  3. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I don't know man.....? It looks like you could have used a little more rub.

    Juuussst Kidding! It looks great!
    I like the eight pounders, just because that is about as big as I can find. But last week a buddy was telling me that a store in his neck of the woods had some 16 pounders for a buck a pound. I asked him to make sure that it was bone in butt and not a whole shoulder and he says butt only. I would figure that I would have to halve them to do them or it would be a 24 hour smoke! At any rate, it looks like you pulled it off. I got a small butt and two racks of spares going this weekend.
  4. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just love a story with a happy sammie ending.
    Congrats on a long successful smoke.
  5. Ya got me LOL
  6. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrats on the all nighter. Looks like it was well worth it. Nice lookin butt. I bet it was just drippin with juice.
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Butt!!

    Actually 16 hours is pretty quick for a 12 lb. butt.

    I'm curious what the internal temperature was after spending 8 hours in the cooler?
  8. good looking smoke. I did two 7lbs on friday night and it took 11 hours. Like you I had to go to bed without having any that was hard to do. I made up for it today. I am stuffed. hope yours was as good as mine.
  9. I dont know, but it was still warm enough to pain my fingers.
  10. Yes that was a piss off not eating any after all that work.
    But first thing in the morning a had a real big pile on a bun and dinner I had 3 plate fulls and theres still plenty left.
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Nice looking pulled pork John! It's a long wait but it's worth it! [​IMG]

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