Well Last weekend I and the wife worked our butts off. We were giving 1 lb of PP for a donation of 10 dollars to help pay a power bill for someone in the community who was injured on the job.
We started with 57 lb of pork butts.
They were rubbed with my "Lays BBQ Rub" Then placed in a cooler with a tray of ice and salt to keep them nice and cold for 8 hrs.
I put them on the smoker at 10:00 am Saturday morning at about 235 f. I cooked them on the vertical 42 inch gasser. Yet My pics taken of the smoke did not stay on my phone. They cooked until they hit an IT of 200-205f. The last two came off the smoker right about 9:00 am Sunday morning.
They were then loaded into a cooler to rest. We started pulling around 11:30 am. The meat was treated with the rub lightly and my finishing sauce.
We wound up with a very good product finishing out at 29 lb. I then broke out my scales, and weighed up the meat in 1 lb batches which were packaged in 20 oz cups with lids. The cups and lids were donated from a local pizzeria.
Even after being turned down by our local church we still raised about 325.00 in donations. After taking out the cost of meat, spices, sauce and fuel we put 230.00 dollars in his pocket. This paid his power bill and most of his water bill.
Community in action !! Even without the help of the church our community is stronger than it was. It was a success for us all. Yet it has taken it toll on the church. Their leadership needs to be replaced, and people in our community are now demanding for it. One of the deacons i was told voted no actually bought 2 lb of meat, and stated he knew nothing about it. He then asked if I would do a similar event for the church for a 7 yr old boy who was burned badly. I am not sure I can say yes.
Strong communities have fewer drug and crime related problems. Strong communities take care of all around them, not just who they want to help.