Monster Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have no pp left in the freezer and have a pot luck dinner coming up later this week, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and smoke some butts. I found two monster butts at BJ's the other day. They weigh a little over 10 lbs each!







    One was rubbed with Jeff's rub and the other one was rubbed using a variation on Magic Dust. The one with Jeff's rub will be for the pot luck dinner. It's already gotten rave reviews in the past by a couple of the people who will be attending. I'll insert a probe after about 3 hrs and see how they're coming along then. It's going to be a long day. [​IMG] I'm using hickory chunks which I found the other day at Lowes. My plan is to keep the smoker to about 250. It's supposed to hit 90 [​IMG] today and be mostly sunny so it should be no problem. [​IMG]
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow that a lot of butt, Good luck!
     
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice! Twins!
     
  4. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very nice looking butts... wish i could even find a 5lber around here..lol

    looking forward to the updates
     
  5. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' good Dawn. I'll be watching for the finished pics.
    Also I noticed that you have a temp probe on the lower grate. What is the temp difference top to bottom, I never checked mine?
    Thanks
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There seems to be about a 20 degree difference between the top and bottom racks at this point.
     
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looking good dawn-those are monsters
     
  8. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good, Dawn[​IMG] The 20 degree temp difference is what I get in mine even though it's a wattburner. The water pan is an insulater. 10-15% temp difference is no biggy. Looking forward to the big finish[​IMG]
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start!!
     
  10. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  11. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like big butts!


    LOL

    Looks like you got a great day going.
     
  12. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My favorite!!! Looks great Dawn!
     
  13. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's turning into quite a day here. We lost power from about 11 am until just after 1:15 pm. I'm so glad I'm using the Brinkmann! [​IMG] The monster butts are coming along nicely.



    I used the thermopen at 12 and the top butt was reading 147, the bottom one was 149.
     
  14. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your butt looks good. Cant wait to see it finished.
     
  15. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At 2 pm the top butt reads 161, the one underneath reads 154. I feel some plateaus coming soon. [​IMG] They're just chugging along too nicely right now.
     
  16. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are looking great!

    Did you score these with a knife?
     
  17. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! Yes, I scored them with a knife before I rubbed them.
     
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought so. I've never done that. What purpose does it serve?
     
  19. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, I knew it was coming. They've both hit the plateau at 160. In fact, the one underneath dropped a degree. I'm going to wait and see how long they will remain there. I'm in no hurry as they weren't going to be eaten for dinner.
     
  20. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Big butts drive me nuts[​IMG]
     

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