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12 1/2 Hour Butt and Some Leg Quarters (w/ Q-View) (RESIZED)

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Labor Day Sunday. Had to smoke something. Got a couple pork butts for 1.29 a pound. Froze one. Also had some leg quarters in the freezer I got a couple weeks ago for .47 a pound.

 

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Nice 7.24 pounder.

 

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Nice fat cap for a change.

 

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The rub ingredients.

 

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Love all the colors.

 

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Cross hatched the fat.

 

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Then I rubbed my butt.

 

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Wrapped it in plastic wrap and into the fridge for the night.

 

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The next morning it looks and smells wonderful.

 

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Did 3 chicken quarters with the leftover rub and did the other 3 with SPOG. I added some baking powder to the rubs to see if I could get a crispy skin at low temps.

 

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Perfect temps all the way across.

 

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Brought it to 250°. Dropped to 225° after loading the butt.

 

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TBS. So thin the camera could hardly see it.

 

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After 6 hours it's looking pretty good. Sitting at 165° IT.

 

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Starting to get some nice bark going. Spritzed it with some rum and AJ.

 

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Chicken went 2 1/2 hours. The skin is definitely crispier using the baking powder. Not crisp like baked or fried but not rubbery at all. I may have used too much. It dries out the skin and I think it keeps the fat from coming to the surface.

 

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Both chickens tasted great.

 

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After 12 1/2 hours I was up to 195°. I wanted 205° but it was getting late and the natives were getting restless without food.

 

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Great bark. I did not foil at all. Could be why it took longer than usual.

 

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Bone slid out fairly easy. Didn't fall out. It may have if I could have reached 205°.

 

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Pulled apart pretty easy for the most part. Had some parts that were probably better for slicing.

 

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It was quite delish and the natives were happy. As were they Monday and Tuesday and probably tonight too.

 

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Thanks for watching.


Edited by alelover - 9/13/11 at 11:28am
post #2 of 12

Looks outstanding Scott! Very nice bark on it. Time to go out and fire up the GOSM for some short ribs.

 

post #3 of 12

Wow!!!!

 

Awesome job on everything Scott !!!

 

Great price on the Butts too---I never see them that cheap any more!!!

 

 

Thanks for a great thread!

 

Bear

post #4 of 12
Good read and good pics, well done.
post #5 of 12

looks real good....I can relate to the natives getting restless. I've been allowing extra time now to hit the temps I'm looking for.

post #6 of 12

Great job Scott!

 

The bark on the butt looks absolutely delicious!

 

The leg quarters look like they were done to perfection!

 

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post #7 of 12

Nice...Very Nice !!!!

post #8 of 12

looks great!   I love that barkdrool.gif

post #9 of 12

Looks super!

 

Nice score on the butt!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the comments. I planned on 12 hours. It hit the smoker at 6:30 AM. I guess I was off a little. I'll get up earlier next time. Had a big stall. That slowed me down a bit. I think I'm going to make some soup from the leftover chicken.

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Bigger pics now.

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Nice job on the smoked meats my friend! I almost typed where's the beer in your pictures and then I looked again... Never had that one but looks real good... Happy Smoking, Smokin - K

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