First Smoke, Boston Butt - With Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by kangsmokesalot, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Doing my first smoke tonight on my new MES 30. Went to Costco last night and got a pack of 2 butts, but could not find them with the bone in. Total package was right below 16 lbs. Rubbed it down last night with some mustard and a variation of Meoweys's rub based on what i had on hand, a little more cayenne and a little less cumin/cinnamon. Also whipped up a batch of undertaker's NC sauce, but put tbs of cayenne instead on tsps. It's hot but turned out great.

    Rub -

    Sauce -


    Meats Label


    Rubbed Meats


    Wrapped up tight like a butt in a rug


    In to the new shiny MES at 8PM

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    looks like a great start!!!

     Time to get that thing greasy.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yea,  you are going to have great fun getting that thing all smokey and greasy

    Looking good so far
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lookin good big daddy i am soooooooo addicted can not wait for q view of final product
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    nice start !

    [​IMG]  just waiting for the rest of the q-views
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good. You did season that smoker first, didn't you??
  7. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Can't wait to see the results
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a great start
  9. smokinal

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

    Looks good so far!
  10. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I was wondering that too.  It looks really shiny.  I have only owned and seasoned one smoker, but it definitely looked seasoned for the first use.

    Still, can't wait to see the finished PP!
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Now I want to go and cook some pork butt.
  12. Yes, i attempted to season it Thursday night. Ran it at 275-280 for about 5 hours with smoke in it for 3.5.

    Back to last night's smoke. Pulled the butts at 4AM at 165 IT and foiled them with some apple juice, nothing added to the juice to keep it simple on first one.


    One of the butts during the foil.

    Took them out at 7AM this morning at ITs of 201 and 203. Can't believe how close they were on temp and pace. They have been in towels in the cooler since.

    About to make some slaw and start pullin the pork.

    Rest of Q-View to follow.

  13. Final Q-View. Good reviews so far. Bark turned out pretty hot but everyone likes it.


    Before Pull


    Half pull





  14. smokinal

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

    It looks excellent ! Gotta have the slaw!
  15. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent looking bark.
  16. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Kang!

    Do you like the boneless butts from Costco?  My first smoked butt was one of those.  I was a complete N00B, so I know it was dry because I messed it up.  I have been getting the bone in ones from Restaurant Depot ever since.  I wonder how much difference the bone makes.
  17. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice bark for an MES [​IMG]
  18. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a winner [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  20. Look GREAT!!  Good Job!! 

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