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Butt vs. Picnic...with Q-View

post #1 of 15
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The past couple of weeks I've been doing pork butts and thoroughly enjoying eating them.

 

My wife and I decided we would do a Saturday smoke and take pulled pork to her folks' for Easter dinner.

 

I called her on the way home and said I was going to pick up a butt, and she said she already did.  When I got home, she had a picnic.

 

Should I do anything differently with the picnic vs. the butt?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 15

Not really. The picnic will have a little less fat but not enough to really notice the difference. Some people like to use picnics for sliced pork as it holds up a little better but I still take mine to around 200 and pull it. The picnics I get have the skin on which I remove prior to smoking. I also foil my picnics to capture the drippings so I can make a finishing sauce (they need it due to the lower fat content)

post #3 of 15
No diffrent other than what was stated. Comes from the same area of the pig, the butt is the shoulder and the picnic is the lower part aka the leg. I wrap mine when they hit 160ish and cook till 190-195 allow to rest beforw pulling.
post #4 of 15
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Well, they're both in the smoke.

 

 

post #5 of 15
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Here they are at 10 hours in under the brisk morning sunlight.

 

I put them on at 9:00 pm and the smoker temp has been around 210 all night.

 

post #6 of 15
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Well, I pulled them at 193.  17 hours in the smoker at an average temp of 220 or so.  They were both 11 lbs.

 

They're under towels for a 90 minute rest, then I'll pull it and pack it up for Easter dinner tomorrow.  Can wait to pull and sneak some pieces!

 

 

 

 

post #7 of 15
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Got it pulled.  The bark was a little tough...but tasted good.  It just didn't pull with the pork, so I didn't really get many pieces of meat with bark.  Regardless, I can't wait to eat it.

 

post #8 of 15
Looks good! I'm doing mine overnight as we'll.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Shotgunjimmy View Post

Looks good! I'm doing mine overnight as we'll.

They take a while for sure.  I'm still getting comfortable enough to get good sleep.  I feel like I have to have one eye open.

post #10 of 15
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They take a while for sure.  I'm still getting comfortable enough to get good sleep.  I feel like I have to have one eye open.

This is my first overnight smoke. First two day butts took 10.5 and 12 hours. I started this one at 7:45 tonight, so it should be done in time for our 9:30 am departure.
post #11 of 15
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Good luck with it!

post #12 of 15
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Good luck with it!

Thanks!

I went to bed last night around midnight after adding more fuel and turning the grate. Woke up at 5:30 this morning and both grill/meat were at 150*! Sometime over night the grill went out. I've got the pork in the oven now, and back on track. I think it cooked through the stall last night before the grill went out cause it's been steadily climbing since I put it in the oven.
post #13 of 15
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I've had to be bailed out by the oven before.  How'd it turn out?

post #14 of 15
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I put them on at 9:00 pm and the smoker temp has been around 210 all night.

 

A man after my own heart.... I do 220 and come back tomorrow for the most delicious juicy butt and the bark's taste is only exceeded by that smokie fat cap. ZOMG!! Its worth a coronary! I understand that 20 hours of smoking it removes all the cholesteral from the meat.

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A man after my own heart.... I do 220 and come back tomorrow for the most delicious juicy butt and the bark's taste is only exceeded by that smokie fat cap. ZOMG!! Its worth a coronary! I understand that 20 hours of smoking it removes all the cholesteral from the meat.
Good to know that we are eating healthy
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