My first boston butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scottyp1292, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Finally got my new MES 30 seasoned and ready to go last weekend so it was go time the past few days.  Friday night I trimmed up and rubbed down my hunk of meat with my own dry rub and a little veggie oil.  Wrapped it and let it sit overnight.

    4:30am on Saturday morning, the thought of pulled pork motivated me to get out of bed and get the MES heated up.  I also recently got the cold smoker attachment and put it to its first use.  Provided smoke for a little over 5 hours (pecan and apple mixed) and I think it was a great investment.

    Reached 165 around 11:30am and I went with the Texas Crutch method.  Wrapped in foil in the pan.  I added a little bit of apple juice mixed with dry rub which made for a tasty finishing sauce.

    Around 6pm the butt read 201, so I dropped the heat in the smoker to 100 for 40 mins in lieu of the cooler method.  Brought it inside to be pulled to shreds!

    I became a big fan of dark bark on Saturday.

    Fried up some pickles while it was cooking to go on top of the sammies.

    The finished product...pulled pork, fried pickles, bacon and a homemade maple aioli.  The wife never liked pulled pork until this weekend.  She said I can make it whenever I want to now.  It's Monday and I'm still full.

    Happy Smokin',

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  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    You've got a fine meal there.
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome, nice first butt smoke !
  4. Looks great! Nice smoker you got there too, plenty of room to do all kinds of meats.
  5. Man that looks fantastic, great job, love fried pickles too. (Like your Avatar)

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is so much better than my first butt and fried pickles for the sandwiches? I bow to you, sir.


  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Got to love the bark! Great job!!
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  9. Thanks Gary!  I have a cousin in your neck of the woods (Tyler) that's a fan of the avatar as well.  Small world. [​IMG]
  10. 30 years for me


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