First attempt with my Weber and Smokenator

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mike chs, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. I just registered today and since I've drooled over many a picture on here while lurking, I figured I needed to post my first attempt at smoking a pork butt with my Weber and Smokenator. I was amazed how well it turned out and even though I was pushing the time for it to hit the dinner table it was a hit. I just did a straight 6 hour smoke without covering the meat but I did drop the heat way down for the last hour. I do a lot of woodworking with cherry wood so that is my usual wood chunks. I also use a lot of maple but that's usually for poultry.
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first smoke. What did you think of the Smokenator? Also, tell us a little more about the process.
    What did you use for a rub? What was the grate temp and what was the final internal temp of the meat.

  3. I had been using the indirect method with the coals for a long time but had no idea that the Smokenator would make it that much better till getting it. The review were so hot that I figured it was worth trying (and it was). I was guessing the grate temp on this one which should have been around 200-210 for the first 3 hours and I got that down probably around 190 for the last couple of hours. I pulled it off and let it sit in the microwave when it topped 150. My microwave is better insulated than any cooler that I have. :) The rub was similar to the Porker's Rib Rub on this site but I like a little more bite and added red pepper flakes, celery salt and cayenne.
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Nice Job...[​IMG]

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