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1st Pulled Pork Ever...with Q-View

post #1 of 14
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I gotta say...I'm thrilled with how my first pork shoulder turned out. It was already deboned as I bought a 2-pack at Costco (each about 7 lbs.) and I figured I'd just smoke one as it was my virgin run.

Anyway, I rubbed it up the day before with Jeff's rub and put it on the smoker around 7 am. I followed Meowey's directions (thanks a lot, Meowey!) and started spritzing at 100. I foiled at 165 and pulled it out at 200. I pulled it 2 hours later and used SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce (thanks to you too, SoFlaQuer!)

I've had a fair amount of pulled pork in my life but this was as good as I've ever had. It was so tender at 200 and formed a pretty nice bark too. It was a long 11 hours in the smoker but I can't wait to do it again. Thanks to everyone for all of your past posts that helped me be successful. Anyway, on to the Q-View:

All rubbed up and ready to get in the smoker:

Pulled and soaked with finishing sauce:

A close-up (sorry, a bit blurry):

post #2 of 14
Nice looking smoke bet it is a good tasting as it is looking
post #3 of 14
Looks good, keep up the great smokes.
post #4 of 14
Nice Job - looks yummy!
post #5 of 14
Good job with your first pork butt!!! This hobby is addicting for sure. I wasn't around to smoke this weekend and I thought I was going lose it!! Ha. Good work.
post #6 of 14
Man, you used all this forum's All Stars to make that butt!! I bet it was delicious!! It's pretty satisfying to make something that tastes that good from a real cheap cut of meat. And the fans don't even realize what you did!!

Great job! Congrats!!
post #7 of 14
Congrats!! Nice.
post #8 of 14
Looks like your well on your way with your new addiction lol. Congrats on a great looking smoke.
post #9 of 14
Way to go 220!! Just a little in-sight....they just keep getting better and better as you go!
post #10 of 14
Nice looking butt...congratsPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 14
Your stomachs excitement blurred your vision. Understandable. Nice.
post #12 of 14
Well done!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #13 of 14
Good job! Isn't it just great when your first attempt comes out that good?! PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #14 of 14
Looks like you nailed it. Congrats on your first butt biggrin.gif
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