First Smoke Ever

Discussion in 'Pork' started by john1916, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Well, still a rookie, but no longer a virgin smoker.  I did one pork shoulder and one boston butt yesterday.  The pork shoulder was just ok but the boston butt was awesome.  Here are some pics:

    Pulled after three hours wrapped in foil in a cooler.


    Right off the smoker at 205 degrees, so tender it split in half [​IMG]

  2. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That butt doen't lok like it was your first time, nice job! First of many smokes I'm sure.
  3. Good job, looks great. It is addictive though.
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Job well done, it looks great!
  5. Looks Awesome, Great Job!!
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good job rookie! Now the fun starts...Searching for the perfect Packer Brisket. Sorting packs of Ribs for the 4 meatiest racks. And the Family thinking your NUTS cause you want to Smoke Lasagna!...JJ
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  7. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    Once you start getting the hang of it, you want to smoke everything....

    Toss out the stove. Who needs it.... hahaha

  8. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      That butt looks great! You are on your way to many good smokes.

  9. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Real nice!  it gets better1
  10. austinl

    austinl Smoking Fanatic

    Smoke lasagna, lol....wait have I been accused of that by my family before? hmmm......
  11. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you did that well on a first smoke, you are going to become expert very quickly!

    Great job!

  12. Very nice. What temp were you running your smoker? How long did it take to reach 205?
  13. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great looking PP :drool
  14. That is some awesome looking PP and a great first time success. Once you do a packer brisket, you'll be totally addicted!!!
  15. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    That ain' no rookie mistake, that looks OUTSTANDING![​IMG]
  16. That's some nice lookin bark ya got there.

    Hmmmmm...smoked lasagna.[​IMG]
  17. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

  18. mikebham

    mikebham Newbie

    I'm doing one this weekend for the Kentucky Derby. Hope it looks as good as yours.

    Roll Tide!
  19. I had the smoker between 225-250, but the majority of the time it was closer to the 225 side.  It took about 14 hours to get to 205.
  20. Funny you should mention brisket...I'm getting into one this weekend.  Once again, any tips or rubs y'all would like to share, I sure would appreciate it.

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