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My Memorial Day Butt - first time for foiling

post #1 of 16
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Actually started several months ago when I got a good deal on a butt.  Kept it in the freezer for an "opportune time" and friday evening I decide this was it so I hauled it out and started the defrost in the fridge.  Sunday night, I had this:




built my rub:




I don't use mustard so this is what it looked like, opened up and ready to rub:




It had a heavy duty fat cap on the other side which I finally decided just to score and leave on:




2 shots of the rubbed butt:






Wrapped up and rested in the fridge from about 8:00 PM Sunday night to 6:30 AM Monday morning:




Threw him in the GOSM big block with hickory and let him go. Temps (Mav 732) 230 - 250 until about 3:00 PM when he hit 165 internal.  I've never foiled before, but i tried it today.  At 6:00 PM he hit 205 and I wrapped a second layer of foil around him and followed that with a towel.  Rested him in a smll cooler for just about an hour when his IT went first to 207 and then started dropping.  I opened him up at 7:00 to find this:




Started pulling, but there were only two of us so I stopped half way:




You see the bone there.... and the final meal:




Tastey, tastey and a bunch of leftovers!  Thanks for looking.



post #2 of 16

Nice!  It's a great moment when that bone falls out clean like that!  Good eats!!

post #3 of 16

Great job, you know they are gonna be good when you can just pull the bone out!   icon14.gif

post #4 of 16

yah it looks good


post #5 of 16
Looks great!
post #6 of 16

So which way is better?  I have been debating not foiling which I have always done in the past.

post #7 of 16

Great Job

post #8 of 16

I'll take the other half that you didn't shread!

post #9 of 16



 Great money shot!!



post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

I really miss the crusty bark, but a 7.8 pound butt was done in 12 hours.  The other really good thing was that a lot of the "pan gravy" was held in the foil.  I added that to the leftover meat, once I pulled it and my bride hasn't stopped raving.  I'm torn. I like em both.


To everybody else, thanks fro your compliments!

post #11 of 16

Looks Great from  my house!


Sorry about your bone falling out.




post #12 of 16

Wow im hungry for some pork looking good.

post #13 of 16
Looks quite tasty... gonna try my first pork shoulder for shredding soon. Thanks for the post!
post #14 of 16

Great job on the pork Retread,

Nice pics toothumb1.gif

Thanks for sharin'

post #15 of 16

Way to go!  That's awesome eats there!

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