First swing at smoking a butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jeremymc98, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Ok gang I'm attempting my first butt smoke on my WSM and I figured I'd share with the gang since this forum has been so helpful with getting an idea where to start. I made my own rub to start testing and plan to smoke low & slow..

    Wish me luck
  2. It should be good. Keep the pics coming. Remember to keep the door closed.

    Happy smoken.

  3. 3 hours in and adding a little spray

  4. Side note: the hit sausage is a snack. Hard to cook for hours without something to nibble on
  5. What temp are you smoking this bad boy at?
  6. Keeping it constant at 225-230
  7. Snacks are ready and just finished mopping. Butt internal temp at 154 degrees

  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good plan to have a snack those butts can be sneaky! Are you planning to foil or go naked and what type of wood are you using? I have never spritzed anything on the smoker are you using water in the water pan I do and it seems plenty moist in fhe WSM to me but many use sand or nothing with great results. Experimenting is half the fun after all.
  9. I plan to foil at 165. Then cook until 205. I have read both ways that a mop isn't necessary for a WSM but like you said experimenting is half the fun. The sausages were great but the casings got a little tough through the smoke. All in all I'm having a blast and hope the NYE visitors tonight enjoy my experiments.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone
  10. Just foiled the piggy now I'm getting anxious to get it finished

  11. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Looks great! What time should we be over? What kind of beverages during this smoke?
  12. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Exactly the way I cook them.  Looking great.
  13. Dinner is at 8:30 ( assuming it hits temps and cools by then) and everyone is welcome. As far as beverages.... I have everything from bourbon to vodka to wine to craft beer.. Drinkers choice all night"
  14. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I'll take Makers on the rocks...
  15. All done!! Taste great and is super moist. Thanks for the feedback SMF NATION

  16. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    It's a thing of beauty!
  17. That looks great. What did your guests say about it?
  18. Everyone loved it. I used a cider vinegar finishing sauce spiced up and no one used bbq sauce! I should have smoked more than 1 butt :)
  19. Nice work chief.  Yeah, I find that when I use the cider finishing sauce (got the recipe here, it seems to be used almost universally) I don't want any BBQ sauce, and guests often don't either.

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