First Pulled Pork Q-View May need some help.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ecto1, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok I am a brisket man through and though but when I was stationed on the East Coast I fell in love with Pulled Pork. After finding this site I have finally got up the courage to try one of these for my family. I have picked a 7 pound Boston Butt and trimmed all the hard fat off just like I do my briskets. I am going to use my MES with either Hickory or Apple chips @ around 235 degrees. Don't think I am going to foil but I might change my mind since it is my first shot at this. I have rubbed the meat down and it is sitting in the refrigerator until the morning. I plan to use the finishing sauce in the pork sticky after I pull it. Any and all advice is welcomed because this is a learning experience.

    Here she is all rubbed down

    Now she is wrapped and placed in the icebox.
  2. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    You're gonna love the home made pulled pork buddy, I always do mine at 225 until it hits 195-205 depending on which beer i'm on, takes awhile so plan accordingly, I usually allow for 12 hours but each piece of pork is different, just like briskets. once it hits that range, wrap in foil and old towels and put in a cooler for 1-2 hours (this is the hard part cause it smells so darn good) once that's over with, unwrap her, pull out the bone (should come out with little to no effort) and then get to pulling, I used a dough hook in a mixer last time and it was nice, then throw on your finishing sauce and mix, put on a cheap ass bun, and you're good to go! Don't forget the qview or you'll have an angry mob on your hands :) welcome to the forums and good luck with your long smoke!
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll want 200+* internal before resting for sure. I like a minimum of 90 minutes resting while wrapped in a couple old bath towels. I foil mine @ ~180* just to speed up the finish temp and help retain moisture. The bone should pull out clean with a slight twist, then it's ready. A couple large meat forks to toss that pork (it should fall apart nicely) and finish sauce together and you're ready for dinner!

    Enjoy that PP!

  4. steevieg

    steevieg Fire Starter

    Careful with that finishing sauce. It is great but some people I've served it to said it was too much vinegar. I like it a lot, but not everyone does.
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you've got a brisket down you should have no problem with a butt.
  6. jaso

    jaso Smoke Blower

    looks good so far long as you get the temp 195-205 you shouldn't have any complaints especially if you been doing briskets ! ! ! Good luck can't wait to see finished product
  7. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  8. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It is a little before 6 AM CDT and I am about 20 minutes into this smoke. MES is @ 230 and the smoke is TBS. I am hoping to be finished with this in about 11 hours but if it takes a little longer so be it.
  9. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    keep us posted! looks like you got a plan so it should turn out great
  10. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Six 1/2 Hours later and I am @ 173 internal Temp seems a little fast but who am I to judge on my first try. I think I had a change of heart though and will foil this butt just so it doesn't dry out. When I get a few more butts in me I will try it with no foil.
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok so Ms. Piggy hit 175 and I wrapped her up.

    Now she has her new dress she got plans tonight big dinner date.
  12. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Can't wait to see the finished product. [​IMG]
  13. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking char on that PP already ECT01! Seeing these pics are not helping my 3 o'clock hunger pains. Way to kick a man while he's down.
    I will forgive you if you send some PP my way...[​IMG]
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok 10 hours later and she is about to hit 200 gonna pull wrap in a towel place in a cooler and let sit for about 3 hours before I pull. Man I can't wait for tonight.
  15. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    that pork shoulder at 175 looks great, perfect glaze on it, you'd think you've been doin this for years! can't wait to see finished product, almost there!
  16. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    How would I go about replicating this process. Do I chunk it and put it in the mixer or simply put the whole thing in.
  17. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lookin' fantastic! Man, I gotta get another butt to smoke, 'cause this one you've got going here has me in desperation for PP!

    I wouldn't worry too much about the mixer set-up right now...if you get temps up over 200* I/T and then rest it foiled and toweled for a couple hours, it'll pretty much fall apart if you toss it around in a big bowl. You'll have a few bigger chunks and some smaller ones, so just break it down to the size you want...we like some chunks in our PP.

    Good grief, that looks good!

  18. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  19. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's the way it's done, brother!

    No need for narratives with pics like that!

    Man, I gotta get some more butts to burn now!

  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Where the heck's a drooling smiley when you need one[​IMG]

    That is some good lookin' pulled pork!

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