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1st try at a pork butt

post #1 of 9
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I have seen on here a few folks mention spraying their butts down with apple juice and other juices. Is this necessary and what is the benefits or draw backs from this?

I have it rubbed, wrapped and waiting in the fridge. Planning on putting it on in the morning
post #2 of 9
It's your first one just toss it on and let it cook! Try something if you want the next time. Looks like a good size butt! Pork butt has plenty of internal fat to keep it moist so I just toss it on no foil until it's napping in a cooler so it's not necessary,you could cut it in half and spritz half just remember everyone you open the smoker you lose a good bit of heat.
post #3 of 9
I dont spritz mine, I just collect the juices in a drip pan and add those when letting it rest. Ribs on the other hand I spritz the last hour of the cook. I see you have it sitting on a baking pan on the top rack of the fridge. I would recommend putting it on a bottom rack next time, just for safety, raw meat always goes on the bottom.
post #4 of 9
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Thanks for the info guys. I thought about that this morning when pulling the meat out. That's actually my beverage fridge didn't have room on bottom.
post #5 of 9
No problem, it looks like a good piece of meat. I actually put one on last night and its being a bit stubborn, looks like I'm on my way out of the stall though. Good luck on your cook, just be patient with it, butts have a mind of their own.
post #6 of 9
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Thanks! SAMs special in a 2 pack this one is a little over 8lbs. Saving the other for Friday. Going to do some cooking for Father's Day. Good luck to you too. Got mine on a little after 9 this morning.
post #7 of 9
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Snuck in a few racks of ribs today while cooking the butt. These came out to perfection. Best ribs I've cooked yet.
Oh did I mention this is the first cook on this smoker. Sure happy with the out come!!!
post #8 of 9
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Through the stall, at 180 now. Looks to be about an hour out.
post #9 of 9
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Well took a couple hours more than expected, but as I see looks like this is pretty common. But here's the final product

Bone come out pretty smooth!!!
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