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First post in months, 2 butts with Q-View

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

It's been so long that I had to look around to figure out how to post a thread. I think I've got it now.

 

Started out with a 2 pack of shoulder/butts weighing just under 16 lbs.

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Trimmed some of the fat off but not too much.

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Coated each with mustard prior to adding the rub. Not sure if it really makes that much of a difference but it certainly doesn't hurt and you cant taste the mustard.

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Next came the rub. I strayed from my usual of SPOG and brown sugar and went with a rub from the Aussie Griller website that consisted of salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper and chili powder. Packed on the rub and they were ready for an overnight nap in the fridge.

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They actually rested for close to 24 hours. Here they are after the nap.

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Fired up the MES to 230 and filled the pan with apple juice to give them a little apple steam. Smoked with a combo of hickory, apple and cherry. The butts went on at 11:30 pm.

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My goal was to not foil them unless I started running low on time. These were going to a Mother's Day gathering at Grandmas so I had to keep an eye on the time. I didn't foil at 165 but I they both hit a long stall so I ended up foiling at 173 and 176 IT. I like to place in a foil pan and then cover with foil. I feel I get more yummy juices this way. I removed each at 206 IT. Total cook time was around 12 hours. The bone came right out with no fuss.

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Bear views.

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Foiled again and placed in a thermo bag then off to Grandmas. Pulled about 1 1/2 hours after removing from smoker. Served with SoFlaQer's finishing sauce( Is he still on here?????) Id love to thank him for all the fans I've made serving up PP with his finishing sauce. I also had some of my home made BBQ sauce on hand.

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Bear view.

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After the first one got gobbled I had to bring in reinforements. I tried to leave this one with more chunks as opposed to shredding.

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It went over so well I got volunteered to do 4 more next weekend along with ABT's for a batchelor party.

 

Thanks for looking.

post #2 of 12

Your smoker don't look like it sits idle much.  That is some jaw droppin meat there friend, thanks for the show and tell.

 

And welcome back!!!

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Yankee. My smoker gets tons of use but I've been slacking on the threads and q-view. the misses doesn't understand the importance of q-view and thinks its weird when I start taking pics of all the grub. some women just don't get it.
post #4 of 12

Nice looking PP.  I like using a nice finishing sauce also.  No matter how much fat you try and remove the PP is still going to be a bit greasy.  The vinegar helps cut some of that and gives you a better mouth feel.

 

Thanks for the Qview,  decided you decided to stop back in and say Hello!

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Originally Posted by alblancher View Post

Nice looking PP.  I like using a nice finishing sauce also.  No matter how much fat you try and remove the PP is still going to be a bit greasy.  The vinegar helps cut some of that and gives you a better mouth feel.

Thanks for the Qview,  decided you decided to stop back in and say Hello!
thanks Al! I plan to get more threads posted but I gotta be less conspicuous with the camera at the table and in the kitchen.
post #6 of 12

Yea, its a running joke around my place,    Al preps, Al cooks, Al serves, Al shoots pictures.  Everyone else laughs!

post #7 of 12

Just keep feeding them.  Hard to laugh much a with mouth full of heaven.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Yankee in UA View Post

Just keep feeding them.  Hard to laugh much a with mouth full of heaven.

I guess you're right. Congrats on getting your smoker build going. I remember your thread months ago when you were trying to figure out a way to smoke on your tiny patio.

post #9 of 12

LOL - My parents saw me taking Q-View pics for the first time this weekend and my Mom pulled me aside and asked "What are you doing?" I told her it's for Q-View!

<<Sigh>> 

She didn't get it. icon_rolleyes.gif

post #10 of 12

I thought we lost another Pro to the competition...You made some great looking Q, as usual...JJ

post #11 of 12
Good to see ya back! My son has asked me everyday for the past several days if I would make "the pork with the finishing sauce". He's 9 and loves good q! I made a rib roast today and he asked if the au jus was finishing sauce! He's hooked!
I'm looking forward to more qview from you!
post #12 of 12
Glad to see you back, Nice PP
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