First Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chiskip, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    This will be my 4th go with the new smoker. Previous chicken and ribs came out well. Today is a 4# butt. From what I've read over these forums I'm looking at 6-7 hours? Also, seems kinda small compared to other butts I've been reading about here; is it likely that Jewel cut them in half; will that matter?
     
  2. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    No brine. Mustard slather then rub. Overnight in refrigerator.
     
  3. Also remember on pork butts, time is of no essence. Temp is what matters most.

    Good therm will help alot. Foil around 165, then let go till 200-210. Some will take longer

    then others. 

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  4. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Out of fridge.
     
  5. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Unwrapped
     
  6. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Into smoker. Fingers xd!
     
  7. Looks like a good start. If you have the time, about 2 hours per lb, IMHO the bark is better without wrapping it. It takes longer but for me the time is an investment. A 4 pounder is about half a butt but will still be great.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2013
  8. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    An hour in. More chips in wood box. Alder and apple.
     
  9. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    great looking shoulder
     
  10. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    4.5 hours at 169 degrees.
     
  11. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    This was about 3 hrs in.
     
  12. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    dang all the way to 170 with no stall yet huh
     
  13. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Maybe cause its just a 4 pounder?
     
  14. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    yeah possibly....might get lucky and not have a long stall![​IMG]
     
  15. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    196... Almost there...
     
  16. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Been at 196 since 5:45. Is that too high for a stall? Smoker temp has been between 225-250 all day. Now taking to just over 250. Glad it's just me & wife tonight...
     
  17. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    nah theres no high or low for a stall....they all different ya know
     
  18. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    just have to get it to 140 within the first few hours
     
  19. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    depending how late yall are willing to eat...your actually good to go after about 190 so....
     
  20. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Thanks. At 197. Will give it 20 more minutes then it goes to rest.
     

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