Originally Posted by chefscott
Ok here is the plan, Get pork butt at walmart IF the local butcher cant get it for me.
Get a pork rub at BassPro IF I can get there,if not brown sugar,garlic,cyan ect....
Rub butt night before
Fire up the MES about 6-8 hours before party.
Smoke butt til IT is 205F
Let rest for half hour in foil pan
Pull pork,add juice back in,enjoy.
It may sound like I know what I am doing but trust me I DO NOT,so pleas let me know if this will work!
Just a few suggestions.
Get a large, like 10# butt. Believe me you'll eat it. No sense doing a 18 to 20 hour smoke for just a couple a sandwichs.
The MES30 is like the best tool I know to do butts. Its set and forget.
I like the salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and then just before entering the smoker the light brown sugar better than any store bought rub I have yet tried.
With the MES you can easily do the entire smoke, no need to wrap, foil, pan, or spritz, mop, & sauce.
If you'll simply keep the door shut, there is no need for water. If you only open the door once an hour you have basically extended your smoking time by two whole hours on a 12 hour smoke. 12 becomes 14. Long story but its true, best to not peep.
LAst but my biggest suggestion, don't cook it the day of the party. Cook it the day before or even the week before. Then reheat it with some finishing sauce the day of your party. It takes 90% of the stress out of cooking your first one, and pulled pork, like stews, beans, and soups is much better the second day than the day its cooked. It has time for the finishing sauce to mimgle, marry to the meat. It is wonderful.
Loads of suggestions, but those are the most basic I can recommend.
Oh, one more........
If you have an AMP's it will help also, its just made for long duration smokes.
Bon Chance! Take and post pictures so we can all enjoy your smokin hot butt!
PS::: If a new MES, add a remote thermometer to ensure precission cooking while getting a good nights sleep. When I got one for my Pop, thought it the most useless thing I ever saw, Pfft... Now I use it every smoke.