My First Boston Butt - Qvue

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dbvii, May 28, 2008.

  1. dbvii

    dbvii Newbie

    Well, I followed Meowey's wonderful instructions for pulled pork and the results were fantastic. I had never touched a smoker or boston butt in my life, so I was a bit nervous. I used a basic salt, garlic, onion rub about 12 hours before I started smokin'. I think the hardest part was getting the damn coals lit. I used lump charcoal with no lighter fluid...but I also didn't have a charcoal chimney. I finally used a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil and it really worked pretty well. Needless to say, I bought a chimney the next day.

    I went 8 hours on the smoker and 4 hours in the oven, since it was midnight and I hadn't slept in two days.

    Got up with the wife at 4:30am, internal meat temp was pinged at 205. Let it rest in the cooler for a while, then started pulling. The bone slid right out of the first butt and actually fell out of the second on its own. Success! That first taste made everything worth it. The family came over Memorial Day and they all agree that I am now the "*** Master" of the family.[​IMG]

    Anyway, here's a shot at about 8 hours in, right before they came off the smoker and into the oven:

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  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum...the pict is a little dark...but the aroma from it told all...;{)
     
  3. dbvii

    dbvii Newbie

    Yeah, sorry about that. Not a bad pic for a camera phone.
     
  4. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like some really fine eating. Congratulations on your first butts.
     
  5. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good job man.[​IMG]
     
  6. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice work!
     
  7. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great job on your first smoke!!! from what i can see it look pretty good, great job!!!
     
  8. daddio

    daddio Meat Mopper

    good job db good looking q,now you done and went and done it though,being you've been declared the master,your on deck for every holiday now my friend!! lol
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Great first butt smoke [​IMG] don't forget to try the finishing sauce
     
  10. dbvii

    dbvii Newbie

    Pineywoods, I am definitely intrigued by the finishing sauce. I'll be trying that out next time.

    Thanks for all the kind words. I'll see if I can lighten up that photo a bit.
     
  11. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey congrats on your first butts!
    They are sooooo yummy! some times I add ground Cuban coffee to my rub, I find it adds a bit of depth in flavor to them...just me .02~
    Mopping suce...keeping it simple for me..apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and red pepper flakes...yummmmmm
    [​IMG]
     
  12. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    Good first smoke [​IMG]

    Yes the finishing sauce add a whole other demention of flavor. Also keeps it nice a moist. mmmmmm. getting hungry again.
     
  13. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Major props on your first successful smoke! Meowy's thread is awesome and will lead you to pork heaven if followed correctly. Sounds like you nailed it! [​IMG]
     

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