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Smoked Butt w/Qview

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have just finished somking a fine Boston Butt..9 pounds

It started with a brine soak.

1/4 c Kosher salt
1/4c Old Bay seasoning
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 Smithwicks Irish Ale
enough water to cover

Soaked for 24 hours

Dry rubbed

1c Darkbrown sugar
1tbs onion powder
1tbs garlic powder
1 tbs kosher salt
1/2 tbs cyane pepper

the smoke

ECB smoker
Wicked good lump charcoal
apple, pear, cherry wood for smoke
Cranbery and apple juice in water pan

Smoked for 5 hours @220 to bring butt to 150 F then placed in foil wrap with
1/2 c apple juice,
1/4 c orange blossem honey
1/4 c Sweet Baby rrays BBQ

Baist an cook until a temp of 195 is reached
let sit for about an hour

Total time 10 hours


post #2 of 13
Nice lookin *** I mean butt you got there. Never Tryed to brine a butt b4. Maybe somtime this summer wink.gif
post #3 of 13
Looks fantastic, thanks for the did it pull?? Finishing sause???

Bet it made some great sammys!!
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Effortless pulling just grabbed the bome and pulled it out. took 2 large forks and pulled rest appare.

Finifhing sauce was the remains of the liquid in the foil pan strained and reduced by 1/2 and mixxed back in with meat
post #5 of 13
Nice looking hunka pork!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 13
Nice looking pork there Beerman.

How do you like that wicked good charcoal ? Can get some here kinda local (50min drive) Been thinking of trying it.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
The wiked good charcole seems to be pretty good. burns hotter and with less ash than what I have been using .. and more predictable on burn time and does cost more... but grabage in ....was using either cowboy or what ever the big blue box store had.
This is definately an improvement
post #8 of 13
I tried using cowboy brand and didn't like it at all. Now i'm using Royal Oak from wally world for just under $6.00 for a 10lb bag. That works pretty good. But i'm always open to try different things.

I had seen that wicked good makes a hardwood briqette too. Figured that would be worth giving a shot someday too. Not sure on the price tho !!
post #9 of 13
Looks good nice bark PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 13
Looks good Berrman. Nice work PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

**hungry now**
post #11 of 13
Good lookin' smoke!! Overall i must say great post!!! Love the lay out of details.... nice job!
post #12 of 13
Lookin great.
post #13 of 13
Nice lookin butt ya got there ... biggrin.gif
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