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First Boston Butt

post #1 of 8
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Well I am trying again!!  My first brisket was a learning experience to say the least.  I have a Boston Butt out there smokin right now.  Did a couple of test runs the other day working out the kinks in the temp.  I think I have a pretty good handle on it now (I hope).  I have nice blue smoke coming out right now and have been holding a steady 240 degrees for 50 minutes.  The butt is almost 5lbs so I am thinking about 7 hours should do it.  After 50 minutes the IT is 67 degrees so it seems I am on the right track.  I am using McCormick's Grill Mates Pork Rub and apple juice with Captain morgans rum.  Will shoot up some pics when I can.

post #2 of 8

Sounds like a good plan - we'll be here waiting popcorn.gif

post #3 of 8

Yep, sounds like a great start!


Move over Scar I brought the beer!



post #4 of 8

Sounds like you have a great plan in the works. I use the apple juice and Capt Morgan's on my ribs...so yummy! Patiently waiting for the Q view.

post #5 of 8

Okay, Scar and Al have the popcorn and beer - I'm working today so I'll just have a Pepsi while I wait pepsi.gif.



post #6 of 8
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Well its all over!  Ended up just shy of 7hrs time.  I took it off at about 160 degrees and then wrapped it in foil and finished it in the oven at 250.  It wasn't the greatest I have had but it was pretty good.  The only issue I had was a good spike in temp after I added more fuel.  Going to have to work on that part of my game.  Here are the pics:



post #7 of 8

Wow.........that looks perfect!

Great color, great bark, and awesome smoke ring  drool.gif


What didn't you like about it?

post #8 of 8

Looks good. One thing I noticed is you said after 50 minutes the IT was 67 degrees. I used to always insert my  probe  at the beginning of a smoke or cut slits in it and shove garlic in it. After being on this forum I have learned that is a good way to introduce bacteria into the meat. There is a 4 hour 140 degree rule on smoking meaning you have 4 hours to get the IT to 140 degrees to be safe.


I never got sick before doing that, just giving you a heads up if you didn't know. Now I don't probe it till after the 4 hours, better to be safe.

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