Haven't had much time to smoke due to some major renovations ongoing. Two baths and the master bd stripped/gutted and complete with only a couple accesories left to install. I've only got in a couple rib smokes and have been starving for some good pulled pork!
Had an 8 lb butt in the freezer that I prepped (injected, rubbed with EVO and rub). I know many don't think a butt needs injecting and I was deadly against it as well until recently. It's not so much that it's needed for moisture, it's not. I've liked it for the affect it seems to have on the meat texture and the enhanced flavoring. I don't think it actually changes the taste anymore than putting rub on etc, of course depending on what your injecting, it could.
Ok, not to continue justifying injecting! LOL Follow is the recipe;
3/4 C Apple Juice
1/2 C Water
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Salt
2 Tbs Worcestershire
Mix in small pan, not quite to a boil, stirring well. Once cooled I put it in the fridge a few hours to bring it down to 40*. I prepped this yesterday morning.
Last night I trimmed a little of the fat, not much because I believe fat equals flavor when cooking. Rubbed with EVO and covered with rub. Wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Once wrapped, inject your mix and into the fridge overnight. Make sure you put it on a platter or something or it will flood the fridge! lol
Fired up the UDS about 7 this a.m. with a little breeze and a chilly 28* temp, but we're going to the low 60's today!! YAY While the coals and hickory were settling down, about an hour, I got the butt out of the fridge and touched up with more rub.
Runnig at 225* I began spritzing with a 2 to 1 mixture of apple juice and cider vinegar after 2 hours and every hour thereafter. At the 4 hour mark I probed with my new ET73 probe and had an IT of 143*. Things are looking great!
Here's my clean up team licking the grass from where I'd sprayed the rack with pam. LOL They get so excited when they smell the smoker!
Running pretty steady at 225*! The UDS just amazes me and has made the GOSM become my backup smoker.
Sorry for being long winded but it's been a while and I really wanted to give tapatalk a workout. More later