So it's been winter now for do damn long & I figured it's time to bust out the smoker today. I found me a small (4.5 lb) pork butt in the freezer a few days ago that the wife had bought on sale back in January. She intended me to make mexican pulled pork in the slow cooker. That was the reason for it's small size, The MPP is a recipe I have made many times in the winter months for her, as she really likes it. I told her the other day it was time for the smoker (going to be about 43 degrees today) she was ok with it, as long as I did the mexican recipe. I didn't care WHICH recipe I was doing as long as I get to smoke SOMETHING.
I trimmed it up, made my rub & got it on before refrigerating it. About an hour ago I got it in the smoker at 260 degrees. I'll probably add some beans in there with it later this afternoon. I'm hoping to not have to wrap, as this one is so little because I want some good bark. I'm hoping it will just power right through the stall like one of small ones did before last summer. But I'm sure she'll just do what she does when she wants. I started it out with a mild, peach wood, but will probably switch over to a mix of apple & cherry after the first 2 hours or so. Wife is out with friends til late this afternoon so it's just me & the butt.
Sorry, the pics are in reverse.
Just out of the refrigerator-