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First time Butt going on!

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Now how often do you continue to add wood for smoke?? Is it true smoke stops going into meat after the first couple hours??

(pecan/hickory mix im using. Ran out of apple)

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It will depend on the smoker, and the style of wood(chips,chunks, logs). If you are using chips in an electric smoker I have read about every 45 mins or so. If you are using chunks in a charcoal and cut the wood to about the size of a briquette and mix it in good using the minion method never! As to whether or not the meat stops absorbing smoke, that is one of those ongoing debates. Most people on here who smoke the entire time the meat is in the smoker, will tell you that it will absorb smoke as long as you make smoke. So be careful with the hickory as it is a bit strong, unless you like it strong!!

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Nice looking butt there, looking forward to seeing it when it is done!

I have 4 smokes under my belt - all ribs - my next one, I will be attempting a butt as well. Getting real motivated!

post #4 of 12
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Thanks i plan on just adding pecan soon as i still have smoke. using a gasser!
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I apply smoke the entire cook. I use a tube smoker (AMNTS from AMAZEN) and pellets in my gasser. I run my smoker at 265* and cook the butt to an IT of 205*. No foiling no spritzing, no mopping, no peaking! Pull the butt at 205* wrap in foil and let rest a hour then pull.
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Thanks everyone! Final pic will be comimg. Its been on for 10 hrs and i placed in a pan at 165° with some apple juice and covered it. When i pull it off at 205 ill post pics of before pulling and after! Hope Pecan has great flavor! Cause my neighborhood smells awesome!
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bone is falling right out!
post #9 of 12

Congrats on a wonderful looking first time butt!!

I am sure you will enjoy that one very much.

post #10 of 12
Even if the meat stops absorbing smoke. I almost always keep adding wood just for the aoma it sends around the house and into the neighborhood, I like making my neighbors smell it all day!
post #11 of 12
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It was very good and juicy. Actually more juice than i expected. Good ring on it and bone pulled right out!
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yeahthat.gif. It's a calling card to the neighbors "Yea b!tc#%$ I made that!!" Funny thing is it's like watching prairie dogs they will pop their head out and smell the awesomeness and start looking around for a hand out.

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