For the last week or so I have been craving some pulled pork pretty bad. So I decided it was time to do something about that. I have a 7# butt that I rubbed ant set in the fridge to nap for 30 hours. I got up this morning at 7am and got everything ready, smoker setup, spray bottle filled, gloves out, Maverick ready. My smoker is at 198 right now and I tried something a little bit different in trying to get it around 225. I have 2 vents at the bottom. When lighting, you are supposed to keep all vents wide open and then dial back. Once the temp reached 160, I closed the right vent completely. Then at 190, I dialed the left vent back to just barely cracked. We'll see what happens as far as the temp. As long as I can stay within 240-275 I'll be perfectly happy. Now on to some pics. . . . . .
I didn't trim any fat on this butt, just rub n' go
Using a brown sugar based rub once again. Love the bark I get from it
Its raining pretty good here, so moved the smoker to right outside my back door
Here is my setup, I have lump charcoal along with some Oak, Apple and Peach wood in the firebowl. I'm using the R&B Stone from CeramicGrill Store for my heat deflector, and in the water pan is some apple juice, vinegar and water.
Just out of the fridge and getting ready for some smoke
I got these on the smoker about 15 mins ago, so now the fun begins. . . . . waiting. . . . .