Since they turned out so well last week, I'm smoking 2 more pork butts this weekend for pulled pork.
I had some of SFQ's finishing sauce left from last weekend, so I didn't want to let it go to waste...
No prep shots, but Thursday they were rubbed in yellow mustard and grill mates pork rub, wrapped in saran wrap, and put into the fridge to marinate. I put them in the smoker at 11:00 last night at 225. I dusted with rub again before putting into the MES. One butt was a little over 8 lbs, the other about 7.5.
Round 2 with the AMNS and hickory, and I was hoping for better results and less user error.
Here we go:
First opening at 8:00 to insert probes and they are looking good!
The AMNS worked like a champ!
I think this is why I had better results...I got butane for the torch!
Inserted probes at 8:00 and they were almost there.
Pulled about 8:50 when both reached 165...one was at 168 and the other at 165.
Liberal dose of apple juice spritz, then double wrapped in foil and back into the MES with temps showing 167 and 172
And one more of my AMNS!
About to work up some of Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans and throw in there.
As always, Murphy's Law strikes me daily. When I pulled the butts to spritz with apple juice and double wrap in foil, I had no apple juice. My crumb crunchers took a liking to it and drank the bottle this week, so it was a quick sprint to the grocery store for apple juice. You know, one day I will have everything work as it should...
Thanks for looking, and I will keep the thread updated.
I have to say, the MES and Todd's AMNS makes this almost too easy to be a hero for family and friends with the incredible food that it produces. Now I'm after a 40" MES, but Sam's is out off them for $299, and the next price is $449. I'm cheap, so I'll make do with the 30" that I have, and hope Sam's gets them again. I even emailed Masterbuilt telling them that I wanted one, but I could get it at Sam's for $299, so if they would price match I would buy directly from them. No luck.
Edited by Voldaddy - 6/25/11 at 7:19am