Butt and a bear (yes bear, not beer!)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pacnwsteve, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. OK, so this is my first post AK vacation smoke, about an 8-9 lb pork shoulder blade roast, or butt, on my ECB, which actually held great temps today. Smoked for 6 or so hours before foiling, then about two more before I hit ideal temps and tossed it in the cooler in a towel for 90 minutes. It pulled apart beautifully.

    This was the best pulled pork I ever did with plenty of moisture, good smoke flavor, nice smoke ring etc. I am looking forward to the left overs. As a bonus, I add a bear-view grizzly I saw in Denali NP a couple of weeks ago on my vacation. If you haven't been to AK, it's worth it to go. Happy Sunday!


    Rubbed the night before:

    Just before putting it under foil:

    Pulled and ready to eat!:

    Finally, da bear!
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Butt looks very good and the bear pic is cool [​IMG]
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a good looking butt Steve!
    Also, the bear looks pretty big...sure would hate to meet up with him while camping!
  4. Hi There Cowgirl. Yep, he was pretty big. We saw him at a distance and I had an 18X zoom on the camera, which brought him in close. Fortunately, the bears are pretty wild there and don't care about people too much. We saw 10 grizzlies in three days, including three sows and cubs. None could care a lick that we were nearby, which was just fine with me. Still, I ain't saying I didn't get my britches a little bunched when zippin' up the tent at night knowing that I was mostly just a tastly little zipped up human burrito out there in the middle of nowhere!
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Steve.
  6. Looks really good Steve. That sure was a speedy butt for you. 8 hours for a 9 pound shoulder is killer. What temp did you run the ecb at?


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