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Another Pork Butt (MES30)

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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-

 

 

TW


Edited by Tumbleweed1 - 9/7/15 at 7:25am
post #2 of 12
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After 4 hours, I was at 165. An hour & a half later I'm only at 170, so she slowed down, but I'm sure will be fine.

 

Getting ready to cut up some potatoes soon.

 

And the shrimp were phenomenal!

 

 

Four hours in-

 

 

The shrimp-

 

 

TW

post #3 of 12
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Now at 175 degrees.

 

I just put the potatoes in, too.

 

 

 

 

TW

post #4 of 12

Looking real good from my house!!!:drool

 

Be Back-------

 

:popcorn

 

Bear

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Looking real good from my house!!!:drool

 

Be Back-------

 

:popcorn

 

Bear

Thanks Bear, glad ya took a look. Still only at 178, so I for the first time, wrapped it. The bark was definitely good to go. I guess I'll get a chance to see if it's any juicier or better this way, but I never had a problem with any dryness before. This butt is simply being a bit more stubborn with the stall than I'm used to. Granted, I've only smoked a few, but at least I get to try one wrapped now. I added some of the Pig Dip & some squeeze butter when wrapping as well. I'm hoping to finish in the smoker, as the potatoes are still going, but I will move it to the oven at 325 if I have to. She's had plenty of smoke, so that won't be an issue.

 

TW

post #6 of 12
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Well after almost 9 hours the pulled pork was done. It was definitely worth the wait! I truly believe this may be the best finishing sauce (BBG Western Carolina Pig Dip) that I've ever tasted. In fact, I'm making another batch of the sauce later tonight to go with my leftovers the next few days.

 

Ready to pull-

 

 

Pulled & sauced-

 

And the potatoes were good, too.

 

 

TW

post #7 of 12

Hey TW.  That butt looks great.  Really nice bark and the PP looks very juicy.  I really like the spuds, and of course the shrimp.  All in all, seems like you got to eat in style.

 

:points:

 

Gary

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Hey TW.  That butt looks great.  Really nice bark and the PP looks very juicy.  I really like the spuds, and of course the shrimp.  All in all, seems like you got to eat in style.

 

:points:

 

Gary

Thanks Gary, I appreciate it.

It's rare when EVERYTHING turns out this good for me!

 

TW

post #9 of 12
Nice looking smoke!drool.gif
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Nice looking smoke!drool.gif

Thanks man.

The break room at work is going to smell like a smokehouse for the next few days!

Life is good.

 

TW

post #11 of 12

Oh Yeah!!!:sausage:

 

Everything looks Awesome!!:drool-------------------:points:

 

I'd be all over that !!

 

Nice Job!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Oh Yeah!!!:sausage:

 

Everything looks Awesome!!:drool-------------------:points:

 

I'd be all over that !!

 

Nice Job!!Thumbs Up

 

 

Bear

Thanks Bear.

It was a very good day & lunch will be nice today. I brought some of the Pig Dip along with the pork to work.

I appreciate the points.

 

TW

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