Its been a crazy year so far, dont think I have logged on in months. We have had a family loss and I just finished hernia surgery, on my 2nd week recovery now, all is well once I can beat the infection. Wife needs a lot of extra attention so thought I would do a smoked pork butt for her while I am bored at home. I cant do any qviews at the moment, dont have a camera left at home and cell phone just isnt good enough.
I am going to start with a Tyson 9.5# pork butt from Walmart. It actually looks pretty good and well trimmed,, I didnt have to do any extra cutting.
I am going to go with 2 cups of Kosher salt and 1 gallon water for brine. I have a quart of pulp apple juice which I have simmering on stove to reduce. I added 1 tbs of rosemary, 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of garlic and 1 tsp of jerk spices. Once reduced and cool,, will add to the brine and let it sit for 24 hours.
Will use the amnps with some cherry and oak pellets, maverick to monitor, in my old analog MES. Maybe after everything settles,, will get camera back and take a qview before n after smoke.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weather. Happy smoking