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Pork Butt and Spares

post #1 of 10
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Hello fellow smokers! It has been 3 months since I have posted....for that I am sorry! Summers are just a lil busy around my place. And since the school year has started again I have a little extra time to share some smoke with ya'll!


So here it is. I picked up a 4.5lb butt yesterday and had some spares in the freezer from a recent sale! 1.79 a pound! Gotta love that price for spares!


I didn't get any pics of the rub down! Due to the fact that my wife and I didn't get home till 12am after a trip to the dirt track fpr some races! None the less I got em rubbed down with my own special recipe and put em to bed for a little rest.


Here's where they are now. 11:30am...Butt's been on since 9:30 and the spares went on at 11. I'll keep the q-view comin'


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post #2 of 10
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2:15....Just probed the butt and she is sitting at 161 after 3 hours 45 minutes.


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I also have a batch of BBQ sauce going. I took my recipe X5 I'll be canning 2 pints of the extra.


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And if I am gonna have the smoker going I can't go with out some ABT's!


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The one pint of BBQ sauce in a water bath for canning.


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Not the greatest pic....Sun was at my back...But the ABT's were on and I added a lil extra brown sugar to the ribs...I was out of foil for some unknown reason so what better reason than to try spares no foil!


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Spares slathered in sauce and ready for slicing!


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Not quite the smoke ring I was looking for.....th_crybaby2.gif


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Ladies and Gentlemen.................The Money Shot! Also featured are home grown heirloom tomatoes, garden green beans from the slow cooker with ham and red potatoes, tweaked out Bush's baked beans, and a baked tater(2 spuds....I know seems odd, but, I love my taters)!


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My brother in law says.................."You don't need teeth to eat Crezy Jake's Ribs!"


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And no.....I haven't forgot to give you an update on the butt....Here it is sitting at 197. And again since I was out of foil there was no better time to try pork butt no foil! The bark looks amazing!


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The butt finished while we ate some tasty ribs. I pulled it at 209 at 5:30pm. Then I let it rest till about 8:45(the pulled pork is tomorrow night's dinner). Here is the end result after pulling....


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Here is my view on the no foil ribs and butt......I thought the ribs a little bit more pull than I like. They were still extremely tender but I like em with a slight pull. The bark however was amazing! So, next time I am going to do a 3-1-2 method. The butt however I WILL NEVER FOIL AGAIN! I like the faster cook time when foiled but I loved the bark I had on the no foil method. Man the bark was so good it was hard not to eat it all while I was pulling it! Well, I hope you enjoyed! I know I did!



Edited by jacobtia - 9/5/11 at 7:26pm
post #3 of 10

Looks real good from here, Jake !!!!


Good to see ya!



post #4 of 10
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Thank you Bear! Good to see you as well!

post #5 of 10
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Well scratch the 2 extra pints of sauce. I guess 5X after reducing only yeilds 2 pints....So I get a pint for today and a pint for canning!

post #6 of 10
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Qview updated!

post #7 of 10

Looks like a perfect meal. Got me craving ABT's again.

post #8 of 10

Great looking ribs!


The PP looks perfect, I don't foil butts anymore either!


Nice job Jake!

post #9 of 10
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We had the PP tonight and it was amazing! I did not get a money shot...Sorry! My little guy had JFL practice so it was a busy night...

post #10 of 10

Looks like a great smoke to me?


Good luck and good smoking.

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