Horrible Start to the Pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokerelli, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    Well I thought I was super prepared to start my pork butt at 6:30am...slathered it in mustard and applied the rub..stored overnight..had all my equipment in shed ready to go..wake up everything is perfect..about to start fire..grab the maverick..hmmm dead batteries!

    Search the entire house for that silly lil screwdriver needed, open it up..wait..no aaa batteries?? haha..yep lowes run at 7am..oh well such is life right

    3 hours in now and IT is about 158 and smoker running at about 240..so far so good
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's lookin good ! Them dang batteries have bit me before too !
  3. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    I need some too... Did you pick up enough for me too? ;)

    Looks good
  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wouldn't call that a horrible start. Look at it this way, it's one less disaster to worry about later. Pork looks good, can't wait to see the final product.
  5. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    That is true, not like the meat fell on the floor or in the yard..now that is a real horrible start.  Odd it is almost done already only 5.5 hours in..never really hit the stall, just for 45 min or so

    Here it is at 192 IT..

  6. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    I have enough AAA batteries for a few 100 families now :)
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  7. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    All done around 2:30..super fast cook..had the smoker 250-260 entire time and never hit a bad stall..wrapped and resting in cooler now.  Few shrimp added last 20 min of cooking..nice and spicy!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll take some of both,looks great!
  9. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    all done          :)
  10. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's my one complaint about the Maverick. Why does the receiving part have an easy-opening cover, but the sender has to have those dang tiny screws???

    Good looking pulled pork, btw.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  11. To test the MacGyver factor of one's mechanical ability in a pinch.

    Lookin' good on the PP!!
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice pulled pork!  As for the battery situation...I still have "the look" imprinted on my brain when i took the batteries out of my daughters electronic thingamajig.  I "needed" them more than she did!  LOL

  13. Bad start, but what a wonderful ending. Nice cook. CF
  14. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good looking butt and great looking PP

  15. smokerelli

    smokerelli Fire Starter

    Thanks all!! Came out nice and tender and juicy..first attempt at not foiling either, was quite happy with the entire process

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