I've had plans to smoke this butt now for about a month. I've been busy with wings, chuckies & ribs so much lately I've been slacking on the pulled pork. Well I'm ready today. As of right now (about 8:45 central), I've had my 7.5 lb butt in my smoker for about an hour & 45 minutes. I trimmed it up yesterday & got my rub all on, along with some EVOO & let it sit in the fridge overnight. Got up about 6 this morning & started getting everything ready for a 7:00 start. Wood will be primarily hickory, with a little apple (about 30%) mixed in, temp will be as hot as my smoker will go, which says 275, but I've seen it register 305 with my Maverick probe before on the rack I'm using & my finishing sauce will be Big Bob Gibson Pig Dip, which I made about a week ago anticipating this cook. The dip seems to be BBG's take on western Carolina-style (just a bit of ketchup & quite thin) sauce, which is about my favorite style sauce for PP. I'm planning on cutting up some potatoes later & doing them in the smoker, too. I'm also going to toss a pound of shrimp in there too around lunchtime. I've been marinading them since last night as well.
It will probably be a while before I have any pics of anything looking like it's cooking, but here's the early-on goin's-ons.
$0.99/lb- that's how I like to buy my butt-
Cleaned & trimmed up-
Ready to go-
In she goes-
Edited by Tumbleweed1 - 9/7/15 at 7:25am