Pulled pork sounded good for the weekend, maybe if I am frugal I'll have enough left over to make enchiladas Mmmmm...................
So I start my tale, well no not the tail the butt. First I thaw it out, it didn't do anything exciting during the thawing part so I didn't take any pictures.
Next I rinse and pat it dry, then I rub some Cayenne, Garlic, Paprika and onion powder. Wrapped it in plastic wrap, and in the reefer for 36 hours. Its boring but I did take a picture.
Now I today, I go out, turn on the MES30, set it at 220, pull and fill the AMP's with hickory and apple. I just like hickory and apple with butts some days, today is obviously one of those days.
I come back in and remove and unwrap the butt which btw smelled magnificent! I re-rub the butt and then add a rub of kosher salt and brown sugar.
BTW in the above picture the white rectangular object on top the butter dish is a butter dispenser for corn on the corn. I figured just another gadget, but if you eat corn like folks around here (present company excluded), its a great device!
Ok, commercial over, back to the butt.
The butt being well thawed, the meat was pretty loose so I did a quick easy tie to hold it all together.
I checked the smoker and the temp was up, it was smoking like a chimney. So I regulated the vent and tossed in the butt! I came back an hour later to make one more check on the butt
I found this in the barn, I asked Woodcutter about it because I know he has some Cast Iron knowledge, let me share. Its quick and that butt ain't going anywhere for 20+ hours, humor me......
This a Cast Iron pot, made to be used on the end of a long handle like a shovel or rake or hoe. The inside bottom of the pan is the smoothest Cast I have ever seen, its like a Teflon coating almost but its just smooth iron.
The only print on the bottom
Pop said he thought he had used it to ladle out lard when cooking cracklin's. <shrugs> At 90 years old any explanation is a good one...LOL
I am thinking I need some buns....... Ok, Be back later......
Edited by Foamheart - 7/10/14 at 4:31pm