First pork butts over the weekend

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikeserve, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. I smoked my first pork butts this weekend for my birthday party on Saturday. Sorry, no QVIEW [​IMG]. I smoked one of them on Friday since I had the day off, and I didn't want to risk smoking them both on Saturday and experiment on my guests. I trimmed a little of the fat off, and rubbed the butt with Jeff's rib rub right before putting it onto the smoker. I let it smoke at about 250 degrees until it hit 160 and then foiled and put it in the oven set at 275 until it hit 200 degrees. I let it rest awhile, and then pulled. It tasted great! I made up a batch of the finishing sauce that's at the top of this forum and had a couple people try it. They were all really impressed.

    I smoked the other one the next day using the same process. I did notice that this butt had a lot less fat than the one I made on Friday. I put the meat from the day before in the smoker covered in foil while the other one came up to temperature. I then mixed the two together and added some more finishing sauce. After everyone got done eating, I only had enough for 1 more sandwich the next day. I think I'll have to make a couple more this weekend since I'm on call and can't do anything fun. I'll definitely have to take some pictures then.
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like the butts turned out well. Looking forward to seeing the qview from your next smoke.
  3. Your smoke sounds like it turned out great. I am looking forward to the next one and qview. Some of the folks here might tell you, No qview, didn't happen.
  4. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Did you try a piece before you mixed the two together? Was is noticeably drier?
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only 1 sammies worth left? Well everyone must have enjoyed it.
    Congrats on the success, are you confident enough now that you would just do them both on the same day?

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