first butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by johno, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    G,day peoples
    story is , i found out late saturday that i would have sunday almost free but for some repairs i have to do on one of my vehicles ( roo damage repairs ). so i thought ah ha smoke time so into the freezer i dived and came up with a frozen butt that i have been waiting for the chance to smoke, being so big ( about 10 pounds ) and frozen solid i didnt want to chance it not being thawed in the morning so i ran it over my band saw straight up the middle and cut it in half , that should speed up the thaw and the cook time. the i decided i would cook one half to slice temp and leave the other half in to pull temp .
    rubbed em both with jeffs rub .
    and at 10.30 am sunday morning in the weber they went , with some chunks of pecan wood .at 7 pm one had reached 175 internal so out it came for slicing.
  2. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    i am very very happy with the bark and the flavour .the other chunk of butt is still in the weber as i write this waiting for it to reach pull temp,
    the smoke ring is not as good as i had hoped but the taste is good enough for me.
    by the time the other one is up to temp it will be time to go home to bed , i am doing it at our shop ( store ) so i will have to pull it in the morning when we get back.
    probably a bit hard for you guys to understand but my wife runs our take away shop 7 days a week 7 am to 7.30 pm and we dont leave for home until about 9.30 pm . so the only time we are at home is to sleep .in the winter we hardly see home at all in daylight.
  3. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    G'day eh!

    Just not nice to tell folks ya pulled one off for slicing and no pic for us to drool over ..... [​IMG]

    It's a shame you couldn't keep it intact ... I think they cook better that way ... others may differ on that.

    Meat looks great ... wish I was there! [​IMG] More pix please!
  4. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very good looking butt. Nice bark!
  5. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin pork johno, thanks for the pic fix [​IMG]
  6. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good lookin stuff there johno. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Keep Smokin
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great looking butt there johno, i can't wait to do another one
  9. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job Johno. That is something to truly enjoy.
  10. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks awesome Johno bet it was very good.
  11. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    ok i took the other half of the butt to 195 not enough time to go any further.
    then wrapped it in foil then in a thick towel then into the esky ( cooler to you guys ) then went home and left it for the night . came inot the shop this morning and took it out and it was still just warm .
    pulled it my first pulled butt came out MAGIC .
    wont be the last time i do these.
    by the way cutting it in half to cook it aint so dumb cos i worked out , yes its quicker , but also gives more surface area which means more bark .
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Look great Johno - now this was a true test! Which did you prefer the pulled or sliced?
  13. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    i dont think there is much difference deb . they are about equal .
    although the sliced is a bit easier and quicker to cook and serve.
    i have put some pulled into a bread roll with some jeffs sauce on it to take to work today ( going tractor driving ) should be a nice tasty lunch.
    maybe after i have had lunch i will have a preference , to one or the other .
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Sometimes it's just nice to have it sliced with gravy and taters and sometimes ya just want a sammie!
  15. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh man! ... you done good ... real good! [​IMG] Nice bark!
  16. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    All I can say is YUMMY
  17. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have sliced mine in half before too and does add plenty of nice bark. Your pictures look great thanks for making me hungry[​IMG]

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