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My Daughter's 1st Birthday Luau Pulled Pork!!! - with Qview

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Hi All!


I’m going to keep this post short and sweet…been a while since I’ve been on the board and posted and of my “smokes”.  Heck, it’s been a while since I’ve even fired up the smoker!  Needless to say having a child takes priority most of the time!


Anyway, we just celebrated our daughter’s first birthday party over the weekend and had a big blow out party for her!  We had about 25 adults and 14 children for the party which was a luau pool party theme.  What better for a luau then some pulled pork! 


So I purchased three 8-9lbs butts which came to approx. 25lbs total.  The butts were rubbed with my pork rub (my rub which is primarily paprika, brown sugar, S&P, garlic powder, red pepper, and cinnamon) , taken to 165 on the smoke, foiled with apple juice, and let them cook till 200-205.  I did my cook on Friday (party Saturday), and retained the dripping from the foil pans.  The day of the party the meat was reheated on my propane Weber and I added back in the drippings to keep the meat nice and juicy.  Sauce was my Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce which was a big hit as always!  I think the total weight yielded after the cook was around 16lbs or so.


My wife also made her “loaded” potato salad, pasta salad, meatballs, and a bunch of other appetizers.  And like most early child parties...about 6 liters of sangria and coolers stocked with brews!  Because at there age...its a party for the parents to celebrate...


As for my daughter…she did a stellar job smashing her cake!!!  (pic below).  We were so proud of her :yahoo:


Happy Smoken…




* Note those are the spicy Wicked Pickles Brand pickles...they are awesome!

My Princess with her cake beard ;) 

post #2 of 8

HAPPY BIRTHDAY little lady!


Looks like a stellar spread from here!  The Dr Pepper sauce is always a great addition to the PP.


Cinnamon in the rub?  Now that sounds good for PP!!!

post #3 of 8
Very nice , your Daughter looks happy . Got lots of good Q to play with and she's having a good time it looks like :-)

Oh, and she''s a beautiful little hand full . I miss the youngers , grown now and hardheaded.

Have fun with her and as always . . .
post #4 of 8

Very nice hope she had a great day and nice smoke also, I love hot pickles!! 


Days like that are the best!!

A full smoker is a happy smoker 



post #5 of 8

RNT, the PP looks excellent and your daughter looks like she enjoyed the party !!! !:points:

post #6 of 8

HA HA!!  Seen them beards before and your daughters looks great!!!! So does all that good pulled pork!! :points:Reinhard.

post #7 of 8
Looks like you provided quite a feast. My daughters almost 3 and she's getting to the age where I can cook while she plays and sometimes even get her to help me out. You'll get to do more smoking in due time but for now enjoy those days. Cliche as it may seem coming from a relatively new dad, they grow up fast. Again, great looking food and props to you for being able to take pictures of party food... I always forget or run out of time!
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Nice job and Beautiful Birthday Girl! Them days are long past, Baby is 19, but fondly remembered...JJ

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