Couple of Butts - Q-view!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by davenh, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Got a family thing this Saturday and got elected to do the cooking [​IMG].

    Starting a couple 8lb butts tonight, ribs and chicken on early Saturday morning so they're ready for noon.

    Rubbed up the butts and started them around midnight. Topped of the smoke generator and heading to bed. Will check on them around 7am [​IMG].

    Some q-view to get things started.

    Butts rubbed with mustard, paprika, chili powder, garlic salt, emeril's essence and brown sugar. Will start spraying them in the morning with apple juice/brown sugar mix.


    On the smoker at 235, using hickory.


    More in the morning, goodnight [​IMG].
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gee that looks great already! You've got some great Q going for ya.
  3. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    looking good. a friend and neighbor is buying a bunch of cold beer sat for another fellas b-day for helping him frame a porch in on his house. and i did all the drywall and painting. and my b-day is friday. kind of a duel party, lol. if i can get a few $ chipped in for the cuts im doing a couple briskets friday for sats party. the taste the smell. man aint life good.[​IMG]
  4. pops6927

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

    Lookin' great! Y'all have a great family git-together and I know they picked you to do the cookin' for one reason only... they know it's gonna be delicious! Great start to a happy weekend!
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start Dave
  6. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks guys...nothing like good food, family and some cooler weather [​IMG].

    Slept til 7:30 and woke up to a nice hickory aroma, the smoke generator is working well [​IMG]. Butts did well on their own without any spritzing and are sitting at 161 internal temp after 7.5 hrs.

    Here's the morning q-view.

    Flipped, rotated and sprayed the butts with apple juice/brown sugar mix.


    Pork butt omelet sounds good right about now [​IMG]
  7. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I was saying to myself you should make a breakfast pork omelet, then I saw your last sentence. [​IMG]

    Those butts look awesome, and it's good to hear that your smoke generator is working, must be nice to be able to sleep at night. [​IMG]
  8. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those Butts are looking real good.. Weatherwise your weekend should be a smash! Add the food for perfection.. Love them butts man..
  9. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    they are some good looking butts, hope your weekend goes well.
  10. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great thing having good neighbors. My buddy across the street and I are always working on a project for one of us. [​IMG].

    Pork butt is one of my favorites along with ribs and turkey. Could live on those three [​IMG].

    Here's a pic at 9.5 hrs. Butts are stalling and the temps have drop 4 degrees. Internal temps are around 157 now. Spray them again with apple juice/brown sugar mix.


    More as it goes [​IMG].
  11. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] now let me put my bib on...getting the front of my shirt all wet!
  12. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wasn't much of a stall [​IMG]. Temp on the bottom top one is getting close 164, the bottom one is 161. I'll foil them at 165.

    Around 11hrs in. Bark is looking awesome [​IMG]. Something keeps nagging at me to tear a chunk off.

  13. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL Can't blame ya......That bark is awesome indeed!!! [​IMG]
  14. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    Things are looking great, looking forward to the "fall apart" pull that is coming!!!!![​IMG]

    What was the B sugar to juice ratio if I may ask and how many time straying. That bark is lookin nice.
  15. lord of the ring

    lord of the ring Smoke Blower

    Hey DaveNH, I used to live in Manchvegas, i'm down in Florida right now. How's the weather up there? Pork butts look Killah!
  16. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks guys [​IMG].

    I mix about a 1/2C brown sugar to 10oz apple juice (I buy the apple juice in six packs of 10oz bottles). For butts I wait awhile for my first spray, then spray every 1.5 ~ 2hrs. This smoke I sprayed first after 7.5hrs, then 9.5 and 11hrs. I use the same spray on ribs, ribs get a spray each hour.

    Never fails to build up a nice bark [​IMG].
  17. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    thanks going to give that a shot next smoke
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm Dave! Love the looks of that bark! Go ahead and tear off a hunk for me. lol
  19. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi LOTR [​IMG].

    Not as warm as you 66°, but not bad. I like this time of year in NH. Good working weather [​IMG]. Were averaging in the low 70's. On the other hand, want to trade places in 3 mths? By then I'll be sick of dragging out the snowblower [​IMG].

    Here's a pic of the first butt going into the foil with some apple juice. The other butt is at 164, so getting close.

  20. lord of the ring

    lord of the ring Smoke Blower

    Yeah lets trade now, its too freakin hot down here, coming off a really hot summer (typical for folks down here) its 90deg+ every day, not something i'm becoming fond of. I thought i would like it but its very different from our neck of the woods. Well when your snowblowing think of me smoking ribs by the pool!

    This is the type of Q-view I send. [​IMG] (my condo's pool with my WSM and lots of other nice eye candy)

    Anyways, good to meet another NH'er! Nice Q-view!

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