I started smoking earlier this year and have done quite a few pork butts. I am a pretty tough critic on myself and just haven't been over-thrilled with any of the rubs and smokes to date. They tasted good, and everyone liked them, but I knew they were not what they could be. I am happy to say that I have found a rub and smoke combination that will be one of my "go to" combos for parties or gatherings. I will continue to experiment with different rubs and flavors, but this one I know is good and was really pleased with. I look forward to adding more of these "go to" recipes to my keeper list!
I Picked up (3) 3-4lb butts at 1.78/ lb. I cut them in half (to fit in the smoker better), covered them in mustard, rubbed them up, and put them into ziplock bags over night.
I put them in the smoker @ 250 with one large chunk of hickory. It took about 3 hours to get to 165, I foiled them and into the oven @ 275 until they hit 205. This took about 2 hours. Pulled them out and into the cooler for an hour rest.
Here is the finished product...
Thanks for looking!
Edited by bloc004 - 9/2/11 at 7:19am