Boston Butt for Mardi Gras

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mike5051, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Rubbed with Jeff's rub and on the smoker at 9:30 PM.  Its a 9 lb butt and I am shooting for eating it by dinner tomorrow.  The smoker wants to run at about 270 tonight with the intake vents closed.  Lots of wind and temps in the low 40's.  

     
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good!

    And Happy Mardi Gras!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  3. smokinal

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

    Pulled pork & Mardi Gras, can't get much better than that!!

    Al
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Liquid refreshments?

    Looking for an update!
     
  5. huskerrow

    huskerrow Smoke Blower

  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Off the smoker 19.5 hrs later, IT only got to 195.  In the oven at 275 till it hit 203.  I pulled it after only resting for an hour, it was burning my fingers through the gloves.  Packed some up to send home with my daughter for the rest of the week.  Butts have really been a pain in my ass lately.

     
  7. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    19.5 hours for a 9lb butt is a long time. What temp were you smoking at? What smoker? Looks great though! Nice bark!
     
  8. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Smoked it on an 18.5 WSM, Maintained temp between 250 and 270 measured at the grill.  Outside temp in the 40's.  It was on the upper rack of the WSM, and the lid thermometer never got above 225, mostly around 200.  I'm thinking the actual cooking chamber temp may have been too low.  I verified the accuracy of my Maverick prior to starting.

    Mike
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Foam!  I was so fed up with that but that I forgot to thank folks.  My apologies sir!

    Mike
     
  11. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al!  It was a frustrating butt, and I forgot to thank y'all.

    Mike
     
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the compliments stickyFingers!  It was quite tasty!

    Mike
     
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks b-one.  It was

    Mike
     

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