Ribs and Butt for the 4th

Discussion in 'Pork' started by firebaugh, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. firebaugh

    firebaugh Fire Starter

    I picked up a two pack of loin ribs ($2.27lb) and a two pack of butts ($1.78lb) from Sam's today. There's only gonna be a few of us here for the 4th so I vacuum sealed one of the butts for later. I'm working from home tomorrow and I'll be smoking the butt then so I won't have to pull an all-nighter Thursday night. It's sitting in the fridge now with an unintentionally modified version of Jeff's rub. I'm planning on using SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce but I don't know if I should put it on tomorrow when I pull it or wait till Friday?
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a good plan don't forget the Qview. I usually use a little finishing sauce when I pull then more when I reheat
     
  3. firebaugh

    firebaugh Fire Starter

    Here's what the butt looked like all rubbed down and about to be wrapped up.

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  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks good nice start
     
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice so far. It's up to you about the sauce.
     
  6. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    nice beginning, bet the finish product will be Great.. Like the rub looks good....
     
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin prep, looks like we have a "scored butt"! I need to start keeping count on these!

    Put a couple of em in today myself![​IMG]
     
  8. firebaugh

    firebaugh Fire Starter

    After sorting out some problems this morning I finally have finished pulled pork in the fridge for Friday.

    My almost 7 year old helper.
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    Finished butt rested and ready for pulling.
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    Pulled and ready for eating.
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  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it came out great and you had fine help there [​IMG]
     
  10. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking smoke!!
     
  11. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great place this SMF is [​IMG] Great advice when you needed it [​IMG]
    That helper sure looks happy and hungry [​IMG]
     
  12. firebaugh

    firebaugh Fire Starter

    It's hard to tell in that small q-view but I managed to get a smoke ring using 1 briq with each load of chips. I'm sure it would have been even better if I didn't have problems with my MES early yesterday. I ended up starting the butt on my propane grill and by the time I transferred to the MES the butt was already at 100. If anyone's interested in seeing bigger q-views and other pics my Flickr account is viewable by anyone. The page is http://www.flickr.com/photos/firebaugh.

    Here's a full size q-view at 3648 x 2736.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/...983ae2ce_o.jpg
     
  13. firebaugh

    firebaugh Fire Starter

    My MES seems to be dead after 3 uses so I had to smoke my ribs on my grill today. They came out good but would have been a lot better in the MES.

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  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great smokes. Food looks tasty. Its great when the little helpers come out to help.
     

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