I bought this Master Forge electric vertical smoker and added a couple more temp gages to it at the racks.
Seen Boston butt was at a good price at the store so said why not make it a double first time experience. A guy my wife works with makes and sells BBQ sauce and is getting ready to start selling rubs so he asked her if we would try it out and let him know what we thought of his rub. So anyway I rub the BB with this rub and rap it up and toss it in the fridge about 4pm. Got up this morning at 6am and got the smoker to temp. about 6:45 put the butt on.
This is it after i unwrapped it to put it on.
Had tough time keeping smoker temp above 200 most the time air out side was about 50 when I got up and got up to 60s before I took the meat out. 5 hours in the smoker checked IT at 180 so wrapped it in foil and finished in a 240 degree oven for 2.5 hours. Then left it in foil, wrapped with couple towels and set in cooler for 2 hours. I took it out and unwrapped it on a cookie sheet. This thing was nice and hot still and it started falling apart just from unwrapping it. OMG it was so moist and tender you could gum it if you had to. BEST pulled pork I ever had in my life for sure. Thanks for all the tips I've picked up on on this site that helped my success.
As far as the smoker, it was on full blast the hole time and the thermostat kicked off a few times so I guess that was its max temp about 220ish, not sure on the $7 Lowe's temp gages if they are any good or not but better then trying to go by the one that come on it in the top. Only had refill the water pan once in the 5 hour time. But at this present time I am a little disappointed in this smoker.
Edited by hunter791349 - 2/20/11 at 4:00pm