First Pulled Pork today

Discussion in 'Pork' started by potatoc, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    Doing my first pulled pork today. Started three hours ago. Following Meoweys basic pulled pork thread. http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8111

    Last night I rubbed it with cajun seasoning, molasis, brown sugar, garlic, and BBQ sauce. Here are some pictures, i'll let ya know how it turns out..

    http://www.tanglewoodcarvings.com/smokingpulledpork

    Never did a smoke this long before, do I ever completely dump the water pan and start with fresh water a couple hours into it?? (keep temps down, less steam?? not sure) Thanks, TJ
     
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just add more (hot) water to the pan when it needs to be re-filled. No need to empty it and throw away the heat.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    If you have a teapot boiling water helps to keep from lowering the water temps - it really helps in the winter!
     
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    PotatoC looks like you're off to a nice start. Keep the pics coming. I like the stand / cart you have for your smoker. I may borrow that idea.Keep Smokin
     
  5. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

  6. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    I stopped using water in the pan (piedmont water pan) and it's been much more pleasant since. Alot less cleanup and management during the smoke...
     
  7. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    Really? No water pan at all??? Don't know anything about any of that....

    I have been stuck at 165 for a good hour now??? Is this pretty normal??
     
  8. Yeah thats really normal. May even be another hour. But once it starts climbin again, its all down hill from there.
     
  9. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

     
  10. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    Weighed in at 7.75 lbs... Temp is reading 191.. Almost been on 10 hours... However opened up a few times for the jerky.. Which turned out excellant.. HiMountain Cajun blend for the jerky... Will get some pictures going here soon.
     
  11. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    Pulled it off as it turned 200 degrees... I am still following meoweys thread, I put it in the cooler, check out the pictures...

    Will someone please explain to me the whole cooler thing though??? I have no idea but I am still doing it for an hour... Yea buddy... Getting close to grubbin....

    http://www.tanglewoodcarvings.com/smokingpulledpork
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It rests the meat and allows the juices the redistribute throughout the meat. It is also a good way to hold it if your cook finishes early. Think about resting a roasted turkey or a roast beef before carving.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    like meowy said.........i even make sure i pull my steaks off bout 5-8 degrees below my target temps.......cause resting will redistribute the juices.......and it ALWAYS continue to cook after pulling it off the grill.........let it come up to target temps..........MUCH better piece of meat......wether steak, butt, brisket.......etc.


    dude
     
  14. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking REAL good dude


    dude
     
  16. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now we need to clue you in on good beer, BUDWEISER!!

    Glad it was a succsess for ya!!
     
  17. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic! Nice job on the smoke!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    str8 up smokebuzz


    dude
     
  19. potatoc

    potatoc Meat Mopper

    I am more of a Labatt Blue man myself, but my lady loves her Cervezas.... Damn happy with the smoke though.... This this again for sure...
     
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Really good job PotatoC! Great play by play too! [​IMG]
     

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