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(1) Boston Butt Comin Up !!

post #1 of 24
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PDT_Armataz_01_08.gif ......Its gonna be my first. How 'bout some of you veterans checking my plans: Ive already slathered it with mustard and shook on a generous amount of rub then wrapped it in plastic wrap. I will start the smoke early Saturday AM. I will put the butt out to acquire room temp before placing on my Electric Gourmet ECB. I will then unwrap it and reapply rub and insert temp probe. After placing on top rack I will let it smoke for approx. 4 hrs. with out peeking. When it gets to about 150-160*, open and spray with apple juice every hour turning over each time. At about 175-180* I will spray well then double foil it and continue to 205*. Remove at 205* wrap in towels and place in a cooler for 2-3 hrs. Does this sound right ? If not please advise, thanks, Haroldeek.gif
post #2 of 24
You've been listening well young skywalkerPDT_Armataz_01_12.gif how bigs your butt (pork) what kind of smoke and i sure hope you have a cameraPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif keep us updated and good luck
post #3 of 24
Sounds good to me! I'll be waiting for the pics and results!
post #4 of 24
Will definitely produce a fine product. I take mine to 195 and then ftc for two hours when done in my Bradley Electric. I also use apple juice for quick sprays periodically and then about 1/8 cup before foiling. Have fun and enjoy.
post #5 of 24
Ahhhh, Grasshopper, well done, you are a fine student of the smoked arts!!! Best of luck Harold, remember, don't let the stall shake ya. Can't wait to hear how it comes out.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 24
Well, let's see.....

Since I can't eat pork... (allergic to it), and since I do cook it at the comps, I will give you my insight on it. Sounds good. My only question is, why are you going to take it out and let it warm up to room temp before putting it on to cook???? I don't, and it turns out great, at least that is what everyone says... even the judges. I just took 12th out of 40 teams last week. Not too bad for cooking it "blind". Can't taste, have no idea what it is like, just rub, cook, spray, pull and turn in..... I pull mine at around 190, and let it rest in a cooler for a couple of hours.

Let us know how it turns out, and do take some pics.

post #7 of 24
sounds good, but i don't flip mine.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 

It's Saturday !! Here comes da Butt !!

Well, I got the Butt and two fatties going after a false start...frown.gif I forgot to insert the temp probe into the butt. I had to disassemble down to the second grille and insert the probe, oh bother. I just checked the smoker temp and it is humming along at about 240*. Pix to follow if I can figure out how to upload from this new camera.....icon_confused.gif
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 

The reason for flipping ??

PDT_Armataz_01_09.gif ...............I have foil under the butt and smoke can't get to it W/O flipping over...PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif
post #10 of 24
the smoke should roll around inside the smoker, getting in the meat from the top. i don't know what the smoker you are using for this smoke looks like though. i have placed meat on top of foil before in the smoker and it got plenty of smoke. just my observation.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 

Check it out, the fatties are done !

I just checked them with a temp probe and they are 170*....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif I'm gonna take 'em out and have them for lunch...YAHOO !PDT_Armataz_01_14.gif
post #12 of 24
hhersh, looking good, great job, now enjoy.
post #13 of 24
Fatties,YUMMY!, looks good, keep us informed on that buttPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

Latest update on my Butt !!

PDT_Armataz_01_02.gif We had the fatties for lunch. One fatty was an Owens, the other was a Guatney (sp), the Owens was excellent, but the Guatney had a lot of filler in it....my advice: buy Owens. OK now to my butt, the temp is on the famous 150* plateau. I removed the foil from under it, replaced it on the top grille of the smoker, and doused it good with Motts apple juice. I am now waiting for the temp to hit about 170-175* then I am going to foil and smoke to 200-205*......and the drama continuesPDT_Armataz_01_03.gif
post #15 of 24
Looking Good Harold!

If it weren't for Fatties we'd starve to death on smoke days! icon_mrgreen.gif
post #16 of 24

Okay, now I'm hungry!

Harold, it is lookin' good!

Got a map to your house...? icon_mrgreen.gif
post #17 of 24
Did anyone ever tell you that you have a nice butt?

So, are ya pullin' or slicin'?
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 

Pullin' or slicin'....hmmmmm

.......I believe we'll slice this one since i've never eaten a pulled pork sammich before. Hey....there's always the next one icon_twisted.gif By the way it's now 5PM and i'm still stuck on that plateau that i've heard so much about at 154* it's been there for 3 hours PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif
post #19 of 24
....and it could take another 2 hours or more ... butt it will get there!

and be worth it ....icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 24
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WOW ! The butt is finally done..........

And boy it was worth the wait ! My thanks to all of you who helped me with advice and encouragement. I finished it Saturday nite at 10:30. That process of foiling, putting in the ice chest, etc. really works. When I removed the butt from the ice chest, the bone fell out by itself ! Talk about tender. Thanks again all here's the result. CHECK OUT THAT AWESOME SMOKE RING IN THE 3RD PIC.
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