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Birthday Meal For Pa - Pulled Pork, Bread, Salt, Big Bellas, & Cookie Cheese Balls

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So.... Tomorrow is my dad's birthday & I decided to have him & my mom along with both my grandmothers come eat some good food. My dad REALLY likes my pulled pork so I decided to make that for him. It was a close fight between the butt & a brisket but in the end the butt won out - the meal is for my dad & that's his favorite so... Yup...

 

 

 

Here is the butt I started with - it's an 8 lber

 

 

 

 

Gave it a nice coating of rub

 

 

 

 

& got a screen of salt ready.

 

 

 

 

By then the MES was warmed up & ready to go. Here is the butt in the smoker along with the salt.

 

Smoker temp is 225      AMNPS with hickory & apple pellets       dry chamber        no foil

 

 

 

I have my dessert figured out but need to decide what else to make with this. I will probably bake some bread in the morning too.

 

 

 

 

Updates to follow...


Edited by Smoking B - 3/23/14 at 8:43am
post #2 of 54
Watching as always.
post #3 of 54
SB, your gonna have some happy guests !! That'll be a treat, enjoy the food and the company ! Also tell your Dad BD.gif Have a good one...

Justin
post #4 of 54
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

SB, your gonna have some happy guests !! That'll be a treat, enjoy the food and the company ! Also tell your Dad BD.gif Have a good one...

Justin

 

Thanks man - I plan on making sure there is plenty of good food for everyone & look forward to having the family together  :smile:

post #5 of 54
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Just went out & put the probe in...

 

 

 

Coming along nicely - IT is 163 so should be in the stall. Salt is starting to take on some nice color as well  :smile: 

post #6 of 54
Lookin awesome SB, dang !! icon14.gif
post #7 of 54

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!!!! I bet all eaters of your divine work are raving and raving!!!! Great job! Cheers! - Leah

post #8 of 54
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Lookin awesome SB, dang !! icon14.gif

 

Thanks Justin  :smile:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Leah Elisheva View Post
 

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!!!! I bet all eaters of your divine work are raving and raving!!!! Great job! Cheers! - Leah

 

Thanks Leah  :smile:  I'm pretty confident they will be pleased - well hopefully at least!  :beercheer: 

post #9 of 54
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Couple updates...

 

 

 

Proofing yeast for the bread.

 

 

 

 

Got a new spatula to try out!  :biggrin:

 

 

 

 

Dough ready to start the rise.

 

 

 

 

Butt looking awesome & ready to take out - it is wrapped & resting now.

 

 

 

 

Salt took on some pretty good color - it may only need one more round to be done  thumb1.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates to follow...

post #10 of 54
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First rise done - ready to punch down.

 

 

 

 

Kneaded again & starting the 2nd rise.

 

 

 

 

Future Sammy rolls.

 

 

Once the 2nd rise is done the bread & rolls will get baked for 1/2 hour.

 

 

 

 

Updates to follow...

post #11 of 54

Look good so far.

post #12 of 54
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Look good so far.

 

Thanks man  :smile:

post #13 of 54
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Rolls are done.

 

 

 

 

So is the bread. The loaf on the right is kinda funky looking for some reason - I'm gonna blame that on me  :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

Made a small batch of sauce in case anyone wanted any...

 

 

 

 

Steamed some broccoli too.

 

 

 

 

& here is the butt just out of the cooler - piping hot & smells good enough that it was making mouths water  :32:

 

 

 

 

Starting to pull - it's very tender  thumb1.gif

 

 

 

 

Very moist - juicy juicy!

 

 

 

 

First Sammy on a fresh roll.

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm!  :banana_smiley:

 

 

 

I have more stuff to cook yet & I'm gonna visit with my family - great day so far!  :icon_mrgreen:

 

 

 

 

 

Updates to follow...

post #14 of 54

Nice sammie.

post #15 of 54
Mmm...looks amazing!! Love the fresh baked bread! bravo.png

Nice job as always...

Red
post #16 of 54
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Nice sammie.

 

Thanks man it was really good  th_anim_burp.gif

post #17 of 54
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Here's a sneak peek of the cookie cheese balls I made for dessert...

 

 

 

 

They're gonna be great  :icon_mrgreen: 

post #18 of 54

Your a lucky man to spend time with your family and they are lucky to have a meal like that.

 

:first:

 

Disco

post #19 of 54
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Mmm...looks amazing!! Love the fresh baked bread! bravo.png

Nice job as always...

Red

 

Thanks Red  :smile:  It's been a good day so far!

post #20 of 54
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

Your a lucky man to spend time with your family and they are lucky to have a meal like that.

 

:first:

 

Disco

 

Thanks Disco  :smile:  It was nice to spend the day with my family & feed them some good food  :icon_mrgreen:

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