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The "Go To" Pork Butt

post #1 of 7
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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
post #2 of 7

Looks very good!


Are you going to share the rub recipe with us?

post #3 of 7
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Yeah, I do not have the amounts in front of me, but it wasn't anything special, just had a great flavor combo.  Like I said, I am going to continue experimenting with unique ingredients and flavors, and try and find other successes, but this one just plain tasted good, and is good to please a crowd.


Seasoning Salt

Dried Oregano

Dried Thyme

Black Pepper

Cayenne Pepper


Dried Minced onion

Garlic Powder

Brown Sugar


post #4 of 7

looks pretty good from here...what's next?

post #5 of 7

cool...keep us up to date!

post #6 of 7

Nice looking butt and smoke ring.icon14.gif

post #7 of 7

I like the combo of ingredients in the rub!


Thanks for sharing!

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