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post #1 of 43
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Got a family thing this Saturday and got elected to do the cooking icon_smile.gif.

Starting a couple 8lb butts tonight, ribs and chicken on early Saturday morning so they're ready for noon.

Rubbed up the butts and started them around midnight. Topped of the smoke generator and heading to bed. Will check on them around 7am PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif.

Some q-view to get things started.

Butts rubbed with mustard, paprika, chili powder, garlic salt, emeril's essence and brown sugar. Will start spraying them in the morning with apple juice/brown sugar mix.

On the smoker at 235, using hickory.

More in the morning, goodnight icon_smile.gif.
post #2 of 43
Gee that looks great already! You've got some great Q going for ya.
post #3 of 43
looking good. a friend and neighbor is buying a bunch of cold beer sat for another fellas b-day for helping him frame a porch in on his house. and i did all the drywall and painting. and my b-day is friday. kind of a duel party, lol. if i can get a few $ chipped in for the cuts im doing a couple briskets friday for sats party. the taste the smell. man aint life good.biggrin.gif
post #4 of 43
Lookin' great! Y'all have a great family git-together and I know they picked you to do the cookin' for one reason only... they know it's gonna be delicious! Great start to a happy weekend!
post #5 of 43
Looks like a great start Dave
post #6 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys...nothing like good food, family and some cooler weather icon_smile.gif.

Slept til 7:30 and woke up to a nice hickory aroma, the smoke generator is working well PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif. Butts did well on their own without any spritzing and are sitting at 161 internal temp after 7.5 hrs.

Here's the morning q-view.

Flipped, rotated and sprayed the butts with apple juice/brown sugar mix.

Pork butt omelet sounds good right about now icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 43
I was saying to myself you should make a breakfast pork omelet, then I saw your last sentence. biggrin.gif

Those butts look awesome, and it's good to hear that your smoke generator is working, must be nice to be able to sleep at night. icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 43
Those Butts are looking real good.. Weatherwise your weekend should be a smash! Add the food for perfection.. Love them butts man..
post #9 of 43
they are some good looking butts, hope your weekend goes well.
post #10 of 43
Thread Starter 
Great thing having good neighbors. My buddy across the street and I are always working on a project for one of us. PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif.

Pork butt is one of my favorites along with ribs and turkey. Could live on those three icon_smile.gif.

Here's a pic at 9.5 hrs. Butts are stalling and the temps have drop 4 degrees. Internal temps are around 157 now. Spray them again with apple juice/brown sugar mix.

More as it goes icon_smile.gif.
post #11 of 43
PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif now let me put my bib on...getting the front of my shirt all wet!
post #12 of 43
Thread Starter 
Wasn't much of a stall PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif. Temp on the bottom top one is getting close 164, the bottom one is 161. I'll foil them at 165.

Around 11hrs in. Bark is looking awesome icon_smile.gif. Something keeps nagging at me to tear a chunk off.

post #13 of 43
LOL Can't blame ya......That bark is awesome indeed!!! PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #14 of 43
Things are looking great, looking forward to the "fall apart" pull that is coming!!!!!wink.gif

What was the B sugar to juice ratio if I may ask and how many time straying. That bark is lookin nice.
post #15 of 43
Hey DaveNH, I used to live in Manchvegas, i'm down in Florida right now. How's the weather up there? Pork butts look Killah!
post #16 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif.

I mix about a 1/2C brown sugar to 10oz apple juice (I buy the apple juice in six packs of 10oz bottles). For butts I wait awhile for my first spray, then spray every 1.5 ~ 2hrs. This smoke I sprayed first after 7.5hrs, then 9.5 and 11hrs. I use the same spray on ribs, ribs get a spray each hour.

Never fails to build up a nice bark icon_smile.gif.
post #17 of 43
thanks going to give that a shot next smoke
post #18 of 43
Mmmm Dave! Love the looks of that bark! Go ahead and tear off a hunk for me. lol
post #19 of 43
Thread Starter 
Hi LOTR icon_smile.gif.

Not as warm as you 66°, but not bad. I like this time of year in NH. Good working weather PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif. Were averaging in the low 70's. On the other hand, want to trade places in 3 mths? By then I'll be sick of dragging out the snowblower biggrin.gif.

Here's a pic of the first butt going into the foil with some apple juice. The other butt is at 164, so getting close.

post #20 of 43
Yeah lets trade now, its too freakin hot down here, coming off a really hot summer (typical for folks down here) its 90deg+ every day, not something i'm becoming fond of. I thought i would like it but its very different from our neck of the woods. Well when your snowblowing think of me smoking ribs by the pool!

This is the type of Q-view I send. (my condo's pool with my WSM and lots of other nice eye candy)

Anyways, good to meet another NH'er! Nice Q-view!
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