Pulled Pork On The Menu In Alaska

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tacman, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Hi All,

    Man, I have been Jonesing for the SMF and my smoker these past few weeks.

    We recently purchased a new (to us) 28' travel trailer and have been camping every weekend since we brought it home (My 10 year old daughter is having her Birthday / Slumber Party sleepover in it this weekend or we would probably be out camping this weekend too).

    The wife rolled her eyes at me last weekend when I discovered that with a quick connect I can actually plug my smoker directly into the propane port for the outside grill....and don't think for a minute I was kidding....

    So anyway, we are home this weekend and I decided to smoke a pork butt for pulled pork.

    I started yesterday afternoon and decided to try something new after reading something on Jeff's blog about injection so I mixed up some of my dry rub with a little apple juice and injected as much of the mixture as I could get to stay inside the roast.

    Then dry rubbed and wrapped it to season in the fridge overnight.

    At 06:30 this morning the smoker had been prepped and I loaded the Pork Butt into the smoker.

    And then set to work on some cole slaw and checked on the batch of Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans I prepped and mixed together last night (decided to try mixing everything together the night before and see if "Blending" the flavors overnight has any significant impact on an already delicious recipe) which will accompany our pulled pork this evening.

    Will post more qviews as the smoke progresses!
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great so far.Man i miss living in ALASKA.We camped every weekend of the salmon runs....
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good! I'm looking forward to seeing the final qview and hearing the taste test results.
  4. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    I hear ya Alx.... We too love the summer King and Red runs.....

    (hate to make you miss it even more [​IMG])

    We are currently fishing Silvers now.... A little cooler...but far less crowded....

    About to check the smoke and will have four hour picks shortly....
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking pork butt. Nice smoker too.[​IMG]
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Butt looks great so far, I love injecting them with some of the rub and think it gives a great additional flavor-that is until my el cheapo plastic injector broke on me, and then another.
    Man that was a lotta fish. Good to be outdoors doing something you love whether it be fishing or smoking or just sipping a drink and watching the sun go down.
  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Tacman, looks great so far ....keep the pic's coming
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, but I want to go fishing with you... LOL
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the pics.I will literaly be dreaming of the red salmon on the russian river outside anchorage.My dad caught his first silver down off the KENAI peninsula this time in 1980-enjoy my friend...at least i have the memories and taste of that wonderful fish in my mind...Your pics look just like a shoebox full i have LMAO
  10. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Hey Paul, thanks for the vote of confidence but I am just an ameteur. My brother-in-law is the one you want to fish with......

    Or maybe these lucky kids who landed some really nice Kings....LOL
  11. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Well....so much for the four hour pics....the wind has been blowing all day and as we all know...."The Smoke Will Be Done When It Wants To Be Done"!

    Here are the pics I took a few minutes ago as I foiled....
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful looking food, bud, and a very beautiful camper! Congratulations on your new toy, am sure it is perfect....wow, wish I had one [​IMG]

    Thanks for the great pics of the fish too....
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything is quite impressive from the butts to a few fish then that halibet and some kings. Man your making me wishin to go fishin and I'm a mile from the ocean in Fla.
  14. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    It only took 3 hours but the pork butt finaly reached pulling temp.

    Here are a few pics including the sides....Fresh Cole Slaw and Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans!

    Thanks for sticking with me, Trust Me....I know it was a long day as witnessed by the mobbing I got in the kitchen while I was pulling the pork.
  15. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Oops....I proffed before posting and still missed the fact that it was 13 hours in the smoker not 3.....told you it was a Lonnng Day! [​IMG]
  16. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    THe Pulled pork.The color of the Beans.That coleslaw.A brother in law that fishes Dutch Harbor.I knew something drew me out of bed at 2 A.M. eastern seaboard time.I can sleep easy my ALASKA friend.Take care of the family and PL:EASE keep up the good work..POINTED out or you would get them.Anybody you know hunt near the airport in anchorage[​IMG]

    Say 300 mile vicinity ....I need to FLY in.....I love winter hunting and still can cross-country ski with the best/fish maybe.LOVING IT....
  17. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    You are too kind my friend...I just had lots of time on my hands today being as my butt (pork that is....) would not thaw out and come to pulling temp.....[​IMG].

    I am 67 air miles from Anchorage (150 by road) on the Kenai Peninsula Where abouts are you trying to fly into?
  18. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I lived in the suburbs of Anchorage Chucach(spelling) Foothills from age 5th grade and 6th.My dad was a FED who audited the entire Railroad-good memories.I would be interested in next few years going back with some dedicated folk-brother and sister etc who lived up that ways....Mix the fishing with some hunting.Always figured we would go back and at least ski Artic Valley or ALYESKA ski resort...You got me thinking my friend...maybe..Nice to have contacts.P.M. anytime.

    Nice work on that Butt etc....

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