First pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by benflo, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. benflo

    benflo Newbie

    Last week, I smoked a Boston Butt for the first time. It was my second smoke in the winter.
    The night before the smoke, I made some rub containing brown sugar, salt, chili powder, pepper, paprika, and other spices while the pork was brining in saltwater and apple juice.
    At 5:00 am, I got up and rubbed the pork and started the fire in my Brinkmann Gourmet water cooker. By 5:55 the pork was put on and the thermometer inserted.
    After about 4.5 hours, I wrapped the pork and started a new chimney of charcoal in the sub-freezing Michigan air. At the 10 hour mark, the pork was at 203 degrees, so I pulled it off and let it rest in its juices for a half hour before I pulled it.
    Having never cooked a pork butt before, and considering that I'm a sophomore in high school, I think it turned out pretty good. I slathered a little homemade sauce on it and put it on a Hawaiian roll.
  2. Hello Ben.  [​IMG]   YOU ARE HOOKED NOW!!  Good for you!  Glad all went well.  I can see it all now.  Like the rest of us you'll end up an old man rummaging through the freezer and cabinets looking for something else to smoke just to get your "fix".  They tell me the neighbours pets are off limits though.  [​IMG]  Have fun.  Keep Smokin!

  3. Looks pretty good to me

  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking butt! Brined it as well,very nice!
  5. benflo

    benflo Newbie

    Thanks for the kind words!! Yes, I am hooked on BBQ. I was surprised with the relative easy ness of this cook. It went almost exactly according to plan and the pork was ready a little earlier than I hoped. I need to do this again, great meat. Next time I might try it on the Char-Griller Pro with the firebox added. Any tips on how to use that?
  6. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looking good...
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015

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