My very first attempt at pulled pork.
I was happily surprised with the results. Thanks to the many who have shared their recipes and masterful ways. Got my attention..
Nice job....wish mine turned out like that..
I did my first butt today on my uds I built. Used lump with apple. Temp was around 240 most of the time and I calibrated the probe thermometer I bought. It showed water boiling at 210. So I knew I was running 2 degrees from actual temperature. using the probe, I pulled pork at 165, wrapped it twice in foil and put it back on smoker until it was at 200 degrees. From there I wrapped it in an old bath towel, put it in the cooler and let it sit for 2 hrs.
My butt was not tender at all. I threw away a lot of pork based on how tough it was to shred. Flavor is good for what that's worth.
The one thing that I noticed, I never got that temp where the butt just sat there for a while and finally the temp took off again.
I guess my question is anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what I did wrong? Also is there a way to calibrate the drum thermometer?
My butt was 6.5 lbs and was done in 5 1/2 hrs. I should have known that it wasn't done in that short period of time but I went by temperature of probe.
If I have rambled and not answered or provided needed info, please post and I will clarify.
Bill a/k/a bteem
That butt looks awesome looks like you nailed it the first time
Bill it's possible the temp probe was in fat which will give you a false reading. When the thermo shows it's done stick the probe into another area to double check. The other thing you can do tho it is more difficult is to unwrap it and see if the bone is loose and fells like it will pull right out. Usually I take mine to 205 or so then re-probe them to make sure I get the same reading