First smoke on the WSM yesterday (Sunday 4-17-11) went pretty well. There is sure some smoke leakage from the fire door and the lid but it really didn't mess up the temperatures and people have said it will seal itself in due time. Well on with the show and sorry about the picture quality, our good camera was broken by the wife's friend so these were taken with my cell phone.
Got a Butt weighing in at 5.14 lbs (only 3-4 people showing up for the practice smoke so it was big enough)
Rub consisting of:
Pinch of salt
Black & white pepper
Ancho chili powder
Hot, Sweet & Smoked paprika
Dash of Old Bay
Scored the fat cap deep to let smoke in but I love the fat so no trim involved
mustard and rub on with an injection of apple juice and butter
Wrapped & Ready for nap
Next up Abt's and yes I love them but I also love Heat so I decided to add some Habaneros to the mix
New WSM Ready to go with Kingsford blue, Hickory & Apple wood chunks
After and hour probed the meat
Time for BBQ sauce made with:
Red pepper flakes
S & P
A little TBS
Sorry I didn't get the process of the ABT's and beans. Had a battle with wind and the smoker started running hot (I learned a lot about the WSM in this practice smoke, that's why I had one).
ABT's out. The Japs always lose heat that's why I tried the Habs and I will tell you they don't lose anything. Sooo good!
Broke up to cool before pulling
Pulled finished with a soflaquer style of sauce and ready for dinner along with beans (sorry no sammy view had to rush and clean and get the wife home so she could her beauty sleep, not like she needs but but happy wife happy life)
Thanks for watching! Next time I hope I have a camera that takes better pictures. I have a big party (for my b-day) coming up so look out for more.