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Ribs and Butt for the 4th

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I picked up a two pack of loin ribs ($2.27lb) and a two pack of butts ($1.78lb) from Sam's today. There's only gonna be a few of us here for the 4th so I vacuum sealed one of the butts for later. I'm working from home tomorrow and I'll be smoking the butt then so I won't have to pull an all-nighter Thursday night. It's sitting in the fridge now with an unintentionally modified version of Jeff's rub. I'm planning on using SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce but I don't know if I should put it on tomorrow when I pull it or wait till Friday?
post #2 of 14
Sounds like a good plan don't forget the Qview. I usually use a little finishing sauce when I pull then more when I reheat
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Here's what the butt looked like all rubbed down and about to be wrapped up.

post #4 of 14
Looks good nice start
post #5 of 14
Nice so far. It's up to you about the sauce.
post #6 of 14
nice beginning, bet the finish product will be Great.. Like the rub looks good....
post #7 of 14
Nice lookin prep, looks like we have a "scored butt"! I need to start keeping count on these!

Put a couple of em in today myself!biggrin.gif
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
After sorting out some problems this morning I finally have finished pulled pork in the fridge for Friday.

My almost 7 year old helper.

Finished butt rested and ready for pulling.

Pulled and ready for eating.

post #9 of 14
Looks like it came out great and you had fine help there PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 14
Good looking smoke!!
post #11 of 14
Great place this SMF is biggrin.gif Great advice when you needed it PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
That helper sure looks happy and hungry icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
It's hard to tell in that small q-view but I managed to get a smoke ring using 1 briq with each load of chips. I'm sure it would have been even better if I didn't have problems with my MES early yesterday. I ended up starting the butt on my propane grill and by the time I transferred to the MES the butt was already at 100. If anyone's interested in seeing bigger q-views and other pics my Flickr account is viewable by anyone. The page is

Here's a full size q-view at 3648 x 2736.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
My MES seems to be dead after 3 uses so I had to smoke my ribs on my grill today. They came out good but would have been a lot better in the MES.

post #14 of 14
Great smokes. Food looks tasty. Its great when the little helpers come out to help.
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