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New Years butts

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
It's porkapalooza today. Pork is really cheap for some reason ($1.62/lb) but I'm not complaining. Got 4 butts on and will be doing 20 chicken thighs later.



We got a little snow last night and it's a brisk 26 degrees right now. Should be interesting keeping the smoker up to temp.
post #2 of 11

It should be good!

:popcorn

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 11

Looks good.  I picked up a butt for $1.98.pound at the grocery store earlier in the week.  I'm gonna just drop my Q-view into this thread instead of starting another New Year's Day Pork Butt thread - let me know if that's a faux pas.

 

It went on the smoker a little before 5 am.  Waiting now to get to 165℉ to foil it. Getting close - at 163 now. Gonna wait a little longer 'cause I just opened the smoker 45 minutes ago to insert the temp. probe. It was at 156 after 4-1/2 hours with the smoker at 250℉. Outside temp was 23 at 5 and it's 27 at 10 am. A photo from when I opened up to put the probe in (didn't take any at 5 am :-) ):

 

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

I put mine on at 0600, plan on wrapping around noon if the temp is right. When you foil, do you put it in a pan or just wrap it? Also, where in western NC are you?

post #5 of 11

I just wrapped it in, more or less, two layers of foil.  I had some fresh apple cider in the fridge, so I put 1/4 - 1/2 cup over the top before I closed the foil.  This is only the second butt I've done, but I have some friends who regularly smoke 15 or 20 butts at a time for catering - when I've helped unload the smoker I've never noticed them using pans.

 

I'm in Clyde, a little town ~30 miles west of Asheville and near Maggie Valley.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Just curious. I used to be stationed at Cherry Point and we would vacation in Asheville. Beautiful area.

post #7 of 11
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Looks good.  I picked up a butt for $1.98.pound at the grocery store earlier in the week.  I'm gonna just drop my Q-view into this thread instead of starting another New Year's Day Pork Butt thread - let me know if that's a faux pas.

 

It went on the smoker a little before 5 am.  Waiting now to get to 165℉ to foil it. Getting close - at 163 now. Gonna wait a little longer 'cause I just opened the smoker 45 minutes ago to insert the temp. probe. It was at 156 after 4-1/2 hours with the smoker at 250℉. Outside temp was 23 at 5 and it's 27 at 10 am. A photo from when I opened up to put the probe in (didn't take any at 5 am :-) ):

 

:hijack: :rules:

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Happy smoken.

David

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Four hours in and getting ready to spray.
post #9 of 11

Lookin' great.  What smoker temperature are you using?  And, what's the internal temp 4 hours in?

 

Mine's out of the smoker and in the cooler.  It was 9.1 pounds and took 7 hours, 50 minutes to hit 200℉ internal. I kept the smoker right at 250℉. It hit 260 a couple of times and dropped into the 240's a time or two, but stayed pretty consistent without much adjusting. Dinner is at 5 so it can rest in the cooler a couple of hours before I pull it.

 

So, David - can I assume the "rulez" say each smoke in it's own thread? I'll comply next time, I promise! :icon_smile:

post #10 of 11
Wow great price and great looking butts!!
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm running 250-275. I haven't checked temps yet but I'm about to when I spray them again.
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