OK here I go (1st pork butt)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jprovance1, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    Its 4am and I'm starting my first butt. With some tips and a ton of reading I'm ready. Here is a pic of the rub. I'll post as I go.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  2. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck and keep the smoker shut! What type of wood and what temp are you smoking at? Are you going to foil? Keep the q-view rolling.
     
  4. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    I haven't decided on foil yet. I'm at 220 with Applewood.
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I personally don't foil I like the bark. Be ready for a long ride and maybe kick that temp up a bit 250 you need to get over 140* in 4 hours or your in the danger zone to long. You can cook even hotter but 250 is just what a lot of people do.
     
  6. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of rub are you using and what kind of smoker?
     
  7. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Personally I do foil at 165 taking the butt to 203-205 before pulling and placing into an ice chest for an hour.  yes you can crank up the temps if needed.
     
  8. Looks like your off to a good start. keep the pics coming. I don't foil and I go to 205° ish and don't forget the rest.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  9. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    This is 4 hours in. Look normal so far?

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  10. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep. Looking good
     
  11. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good !
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  12. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Looks wonderful, remember, if your looking you aint cooking. I do my butts at 225 and they sometimes take a coons age but it is worth every hour. That looks like a pretty good sized butt there.
     
  13. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    Ya its decent its a 10 pounder
     
  14. Looks good so far! now keep the door closed or [​IMG].

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  15. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I bet 18 hours for that puppy. Maybe 20 with no foil. Hope you aren't planning on having PP for dinner tonight. could be more like a midnight snack. lol
     
  16. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    Haha
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm in for this one, it is looking good. As has been said, just let her cook, it will cook at its own pace.

    Disco
     
  18. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    I'm at that plateau I keep reading about. Stuck at 150
     
  19. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You are at the first stall. You might have more than one too. Just keep plugging along it will be well worth it in the end.
     
  20. jprovance1

    jprovance1 Newbie

    I have to say with the applewood and pork smell its damn sexy....
     

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