First Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by basschk, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. I can't say enough about the resources you all provide on this site! I am 4-1/2 hours into my first pork butt (actually 2...a 5# and a 4#) and any question I have had has been answered in other forum posts. I love that you do not merely offer ideas, but I am always able to find answers wrought through experience. This site ROCKS!!

    I am cooking indirect on a 4-burner Char-Broil Infra-red grill with a Smokai generator and a DIY PID controller to monitor my temp. I've been able to keep the temp pretty consistent at 230 turned almost to the very lowest setting on the farthest burner. I also have a pan of water to maintain a little moisture in the chamber. Haven't opened it up since starting. Planning to check the meat temp at 8 hours. Guess we will see how it turns out...[​IMG]
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm really glad that you like it here on this great site. What rub or prep did you use on your butts? Please try to post some pics when you're done.

    Good luck with it and keep on smoking. Joe. :grilling_smilie:
  3. Thanks, Joe! I used a Sweet and Smokey Chipotle Rub I made and had leftover from some ribs I smoked a couple weeks ago. 

    I slathered with prepared mustard, then applied the rub. Wrapped in plastic overnight. I'll try to remember to post some pics.
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  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start!

    I'm glad you found us & we could help you with your first butt!

    As Joe said we like photo's!


  5. Opened it up, added the temp probe and checked the temp at 6-1/2 hours. 176 degrees. 
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good job!

    It looks great so far!


  7. Done! [​IMG]
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Looks like you're well on your way to a new addiction!  The action pictures look great and the final PP pic looks spot on!

    Looking forward to seeing more from you!

  9. Breakfast of least in Tennessee [​IMG]. Pulled Pork on 2 eggs over-medium with an accent of BBQ sauce. 

  10. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Your pulled pork looks very good to me.

    That is definitely the breakfast of champions.

    Points to you Sir.


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