I was planning on a nice quiet 4th of July at home having a few refreshing brews while tending the pit. However a co-worker is leaving and a last second going away was set. Since I was already planning on doing a brisket, I got nominated to provide the main course. Picked up a 13.5 lb packer and rubbed it down w/ kosher salt, course black pepper, garlic and onion powder and chili powder and put it to bed for the night. I'll be smoking it w/ oak between 250-275.
Here it is all trimmed up. Got a little heavy handed w/ a few of the cuts on the fat cap, the new knives I bought are extremely sharp!
Here it is all rubbed up waiting to take a nap
Finally I decided to do some beans. Had a few cans of Bush's original beans, but no bacon! No worries, threw in some leftover rub I had, put in a little more brown sugar and sauteed some onions, red and yellow peppers. They've got some pretty good flavor that will only be enhanced by smoke.