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First try at pork butt (many pics). Came out great.

post #1 of 18
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Started early morning on Friday, October 5, 2007. Woke up at 7am and got the fire started. The pork butts (also known as pork shoulder), went into the smoker at 8am. Estimated smoking time: 10-12 hrs. Temperature of smoker was kept at a constant 200-250°. Hickory wood was used for smoking. Butt was removed at 195°.

Preparation: Pork butt was coated with mustard and rub (brown sugar, salt, pepper, etc.) was applied the previous day.

Smoking: Every hour until it reaches 140°, I keep adding hickory wood. Butt was sprayed every hour or so with apple juice.

Total time: 12 hours (8am-8pm).

After pulling, finishing sauce was mixed into the pork. (combination of vinegar and brown sugar, credit goes to gooose53). The sauce worked great!

At 1 hour:

At 7 hours:

At 12 hours (finally done):

Pork was tented with foil and was in the resting period (20-30 minutes, for the juices to redistribute).

Pork is pulled. Time to eat.

post #2 of 18
OOOOOOHHHHH WEEEEEEEEE!!!!Let me go grab some bread!Looks awsome!
post #3 of 18
well done.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 18
Awesome! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 18
Looks GREAT... Nice Smoke!!!! Making me want to try one of these bad boys...
post #6 of 18
You did a phenominal job on 'em butts! From looking at the pictures I could almost smell them butts smoking! I haven't seen such good looking grub like this in a long time. You have nailed it. Don't change a thing. If it tasted good to you then I wouldn't change anything.
post #7 of 18
I'm hungry now! Nice smoke!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #8 of 18
Pass the buns and the cole slaw,please PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif
post #9 of 18
Nice butts echow! They do sort of melt awya don't they? Nice bark!
post #10 of 18
awesome shots again- but why does pulled pork always look dry in pics ??? - add the "au jus" to the pan or in a bowl beside it so we can slobber righteously.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback, it is definitely not dry. smile.gif

Along with some homemade spicy bbq sauce on the side = VERY GOOD. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
Taste great by itself but I need that spicy flavoring to kick it up a notch. icon_mrgreen.gif
post #12 of 18
i really didn't mean it wrong. but pulled pork (to me) doesn't photograph well w/ out a cup of juice or well basically a turn in box pic.
post #13 of 18
I did a similar butt this weekend. Good job, yours looks great.

I always slice mine the first day, while hot, and serve. But I have to admit, it does fall away. Gives me bragging rights when it is so tender. I warm the leftovers and pull them the next day.

Yours looks as good as any I have done. Kudos to you!!
post #14 of 18
Yep. these look Awesome! Pics like these on the forum help me confirm I'm on the right train.
post #15 of 18
I agree with Gypsy on the part that pulled pork does not photograph looking as moist and delicious as it tastes & looks.

But I do have to add; echow87; If you have as much taste in the bite as you do in the bark, MMMmmmmm......
post #16 of 18
those are some delicious lookin butts. great job. im a little upset tho. i just a big slice of pizza along w/ other JUNK. thought i was full. seen the pics an now im hungry and the pizza just isnt gonna do it think you could e-mail me some of that butt lol
post #17 of 18
Awesome job ... Looks great..PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 18
Excellent job! Bet that tastes great, and feels good, doesn't it? PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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