Pork butt practice!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by prestonk08, May 22, 2016.

  1. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    I have been contracted by my boss to cook 8 butts for a graduation party coming up on June 11. So, I need to practice!!! Gonna be a great day today in Go Blue country so here we go.
    Making two different kinds. One kinda Texas style and one more sweet southern style and I'll let him pick which one he likes.
    One on the left is 10lbs and rubbed with Chathams southwest rub. One on the right is 8lbs and rubbed with a mix of Willinghams regular and Willinghams Cajun rub.
    Gonna be a great day!!
     
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  2. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    Oh almost forgot, using a mix of oak and hickory today.
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Morning Preston...looks like your off to a great start!  It'll be interesting to see which one he likes the best...

    Good luck and happy smoking!  [​IMG]

    Red
     
  4. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    Thanks Red, these are actually my first butts believe it or not. It's gonna be a real nice day for it.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a fun day ahead!

    Al
     
  6. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    Ok so, 11 hours total. I wrapped at 155 it added some apple juice to one and some beer to the other.
    Smoked to 203 on my maverick and pulled and let rest for about an hour.
    . Got a set of bear claws I've been dying to use and pulled her all apart
     
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  7. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    I tried a bunch of different combos with sauce and with/without slaw on top ( which I like) I have a winner I hope the boss likes it.
    . Thanks for watching. 👍
     
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  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good.  So which combo did you choose?

    Gary
     
  9. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    They chose the willinghams style hands down!! I had all 9 guys I work with try both with lots of different BBQ sauce and the southern style won hands down! My wife went as far as to say not to do anything different next time. She loved it!!!
     
  10. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    So, it's on. Friday June 10 I'm cooking 8 butts in my smoker. She'll be REALLY happy that day! I'm a little nervous, never cooked that much at once before. Any help is very appreciated. I hope I have what it takes!
     
  11. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like practice made perfect. Looks incredible. Points! [​IMG]

    Good luck June 10 and keep us posted!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What you need is someone to practice on and taste test. If this is your practice, I would be happy to volunteer for future practice sessions. No need to thank me.

    Points for a great smoke.

    Disco
     
  13. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    Will do Duke!!! And I'll send some your way disco! Thanks for the points. It's turned into 10 butts by the way. Yikes!!!
     
  14. Use foil pans when you wrap
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016
  15. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    The day is here. Practice officially over!! Ten butts all around 10 to 8lbs. Rubbed last night and got ready. Getting them on a little later than I wanted my smoker is being a little temperamental this morning.
    Here we go!!
     
  16. Awesome good luck that's a lot of pig
     
  17. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    . Nothing beats a full house!
     
  18. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    Were at the 12 hour mark. All butts are off except 2 that are lingering.
    . Nice bark. Everything has gone without a hitch.
     
  19. prestonk08

    prestonk08 Smoke Blower

    . Practice make perfect. Turned out great! Saves the jus to add tomorrow but biggest cool yet went great!!!!
     
  20. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job.
     

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