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Not a fatty .. butt....

post #1 of 19
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Not as glamorous as the fatty throwdown but I figured while all the attention was diverted to fatties I could sneak in a butt.

9 lber bone in rubbed overnight with Jeff's rub and mopped with..... nothing!

I wanted to see how leaving it alone affected the bark and the moistness.

Advantage was I didn't need to lift the top of my WSM much, only twice over the 14 hour smoke. Cooked to an internal of 200 degrees over hickory, pecan and cherry smoke. I didn't foil it either until it went into the cooler for a 2 hours rest.

After pulling and sampling I can say that the pork didn't miss the rum mop, and there was more for me :)
post #2 of 19
Looks great Ron. I love the crystal clear close ups. Nice camera.
post #3 of 19
Outstanding pictures there! That's pulling some serious butt biggrin.gif

I'm kind of leaning to the no mop also as I like a firmer bark. Next time, no mop. Thx
post #4 of 19
Nice job, good smoke!!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 19
Well done, Ron. Looks great.
post #6 of 19
Looks great Ron and fantastic bark!!
post #7 of 19
If I had room I would be doing a butt...butts will be next weekend..yours is wonderful!PDT_Armataz_01_06.gif
post #8 of 19
All I can say is Yum. Great Pics too !!!!!!!!
post #9 of 19
Man Ron, ya just made my day! Going to forego the mopping/spritzing today now, since it still appears to come out great!

I'm not sure if I'll skip the foiling or not, but still have a ways to go to worry about that one.


post #10 of 19
Nice butt! You do give me pause for thought about my proceedures.

Well done!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #11 of 19
Huh! Interesting... I wonder how the meat feels being deprived of the random snort tho? ;{) Nice job as usual, Ron!
post #12 of 19
Ron, I agree with you. I never spritz nor do I foil and I have never had a bad butt. I like a bark that is not crisp but close to it. Seems to have morre flavor. Thanks for sharing.
post #13 of 19
Nice pix! I never mop.
post #14 of 19
nice job looks good PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 19
Good looking pork
post #16 of 19
that looks great.
post #17 of 19
all i can say is wow ck out thar bark. great job ron!!!!
post #18 of 19
Did you put the butt in a foil pan or just let everything drip down?
post #19 of 19
Looks deeelish Ron!! Great looking bark
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