So my folks just finished up a major remodel of their house (pushed one entire side out 14 feet!), and wanted to do an open house / thank you party for the contractors, friends, and family. So naturally they contacted me about providing a bunch of smoked meaty goodness!
We decided to do pulled pork and chopped brisket sandwiches using the potato rolls they sell at Costco for buns (the small buns help keep the portion sizes more even). They sent me $200 for meat and fuel purchase and I grabbed four 10-12 lb. pork butts, and three 12-14 lb. briskets.
Made a rub that was more on the savory side - less on the sugar - since it was being used on both the pork and the brisket. Gave everything a good dusting. Meats ready and smoker up to temp @ 9:30 PM.
Four pork butts on the bottom rack - had to get creative and stand them up on the cut side, by morning they will have shrunk down enough that I can lay them flat.
One of the briskets was very wide so had to get creative again, and decided to use my Weber rib rack to stand them on their side - again planning on laying them flat in the AM.
Just for the record that's 85 lbs. of meat in one load of the 22.5" WSM! Not to shabby!
Got everything cruising along at 240° in a mix of apple and mesquite to start, got it all tucked in with the welding blanket wrapped around the smoker - it will chug along low and slow all night long with no worries!
See you all in the morning!