First attemp at BBB.
Wet brined for 8 days in:
1/2 gallon (2 quarts) water
1/2 gallon (2 quarts) apple juice
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
4 oz pure maple syrup
5 oz molasses
36 grams (1.26 oz) #1 cure
Removed bone and split the butt.
Placed in brine.
Weighed down and ready for fridge.
Brushed with pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup.
Lit the AMPS on both ends 50/50 mix of apple and pecan.
Now just close the door and wait.
Hope to have the rest of the pictures and results this evening. I have a 6.5 lb belly in a dry cure for next weekend.
The AMPS went out not long after I closed the door so I added some apple wood chunks and a big hand full of pellets to the wood box and set the Cookshack to 170º at 2 hours the BBB was at 137-140º.
I have had no luck with these pellets on my Traeger (smoked some sea salt) and again now. Will try some different pellets or microwave these a bit first next time.
Had to cut a few slices right away, have the rest in the fridge and I will slice it with the slicer tomorrow.
Tasted great, just the right amount of salt and I could taste both the Maple and the Molasses.
Edited by Navigator - 3/18/12 at 5:23pm