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1st go at a Butt - QVIEW!

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  Been a few weeks and I've had the itch to smoke something.  Found a nice looking, small, butt @ Smiths and knew this was it.  It's about 4lbs.  Once I get better at this I'm gonna load up this thing up with butts and have a party!

 

  For those that recall, my prior attempts have been good but a bit too smokey.  I typically have TBS in my MasterForge gasser, and the taste was not like a campfire or sharp.  It was a good taste, just a little too strong.  I've decided to monitor and control how much wood I use.  Of course I haven't yet cooked the same meats twice so it will take some time to get it figured out.

 

  I don't have quantities, but this is what I used to season in order of quantity in the mix:

 

Brown Sugar

White Sugar

Lowery (instead of salt)

paprika

cummin

Hatch NM red chili powder

red pepper powder

a tad of cilantro

 

Rubbed it down with olive oil and generous amounts of the rub.  There is a nice fat cap and I intend to leave it sitting just like in the pic for the entire smoke.

 

Hoping for a tasty bark.  Not sure why I forgot garlic, but oh well :)

 

It's WINDY today, they are saying 20-30 steady with 50 gusts.  I moved the smoker to a corner and put some cinder blocks as a break.  So far its doing OK temp wise.  Glad this is a butt as I understand they are very forgiving on temp.

 

I'm going to use ~20oz of hickory chunks - when they are gone, they are gone.  

 

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Meat started @ 36F internal and smoker is around 230.  I intend to try to get it up and hold more in the 250-270 range as I got a bit of a late start.  As before I'll try to update this tread as the day wears on....

 

-Chak

 

 

 

post #2 of 15

cheers.gif110.gif the results

post #3 of 15

Looking good so far 

post #4 of 15

Great start!

post #5 of 15

Looking good icon14.gif

post #6 of 15

Looking good so far, hows it going now?

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Originally Posted by RdKnB View Post

Looking good so far, hows it going now?



Well I think.  Stall was very short, I really didn't notice it.  I'm 6 hours 20 minutes in and it is at 174F internal.  Smoker has been doing great between 230-250 all day.  I haven't even used all the 20oz of wood - probably closer to 14oz so far.

 

High hopes on this one!

 

-Chak

 

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

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As I said, we are near the end here - still 174F.  I was hoping for a darker bark - but who knows, it may be delicious!

 

More soon...

 

-Chak

 

post #9 of 15
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Looks like I got ahead of myself on the missing stall.  Now sitting @ 178F and moving very slowly.  Tis all good - or I hope it will be :439.gif

 

-Chak

post #10 of 15
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Chugging along - low and slow :)  Smoker @ 243 (just removed potato's to eat and hold us over) and the meat is @ 187.  Hoping it breaks out soon and finishes up.....

 

PS:  I love smoked potato's!!!

 

-Chak

 

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It's looking good but hurry I'm getting tried.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

  Me too - but ya can't rush perfection -- LOL

 

-Chak

 

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Originally Posted by Chakara View Post

  Me too - but ya can't rush perfection -- LOL

 

-Chak

 



Ok - 189 still so I'm gonna try.  Its tented in foil in the oven @ 320....

 

-Chak

 


Edited by Chakara - 1/22/12 at 8:39pm
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

  It was awsome!  

 

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post #15 of 15

Very nice...JJ

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