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Best butt to date

post #1 of 7
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Seasoned a small 4lb boston butt with bone in last night with my own dry rub mix of:

2 parts grinded black pepper
1 part kosher salt
1 T paprika
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder

I use a Brinkmann 2 Door Vertical Charcoal with Lava Rocks in my water pan

Heated it up to 250 at 9am this morning. Put the meat on at 10am. Let her smoke with Apple chunks. Spritzed with Apple Cider Vinegar every hour.

After 5 hours, at 3pm, I wrapped in foil and let it coast another 3 hours. She was sitting at 210 degrees at 6pm (8 Hrs).

Wrapped her in foil and a towel for 30 min before pulling.

Had a torrential downpour for 30 min around 4pm but smoker kept on crankin.

Enjoyed with a fresh pea salad for dinner

post #2 of 7
That's Awesome!!! I love it!!! Keep it Simple!!!!
Sounds like you had a simple plan and stuck to it and got the best pork you've done yet (key word being "yet")!!!
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments.. I was afraid i was gonna have to bring it into the oven but my little smoker held its own..
post #4 of 7
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BTW the mods I made to the Brinkmann two door was that I sealed all the edges with the high temp gasket seal then I got the grilltop veggie basket from lowe's. I put the ceramic pan in the bottom and set the charcoal basket on top of it so it catches the ashes. Then instead of filling the upper water pan with water I filled it with an even layer of lava rocks (gives me 100 degrees more heat, easily). I can burn a chimney of charcoal for atleast 2 hours. I use the Kingsford Original in the Blue and White bag. My fav wood to use so far is definately peach and apple is a close second. Apple is more native here in West Virginia so its tough for me to get ahold of Peach.

This has been my first year of smoking and after attempts each weekend I'm finally starting to get a pretty good grasp on what I'm doing. I do plan to upgrade to a better setup though as soon as I can afford it. I may go to a more traditional offset/firebox style next.
post #5 of 7
That looks delicious! Nicely done!

post #6 of 7

nice bark! good work

post #7 of 7

looks great.

happy smoken.


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