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post #1 of 18
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After some waffling back and forth between brisket, pork butt, or ribs, I decided on pork for the first smoke. I got a 6.5lb and a 4.5lb butt, bone in, and they were trimmed a little down to an even 6 and 4 pounds.

Rubbed them with Jeff's rub, wrapped em, and tossed them in the fridge overnight.

Pulled out the bigger one before I fired up the smoker, was making me hungry already just looking at it.

After about 45m-1h, the smoker was up to temp, going with the minion method. I threw in some apple wood chips, and tossed the first guy on the grate. Got the 2nd probe in a potato to help monitor the temps until the second guy goes on.

Almost two hours in now, another hour or so and I'll toss the smaller guy on.
post #2 of 18
Looks like a good start. Keep the pics coming.
post #3 of 18
Very nice very nice indeed
Post more through the day
post #4 of 18
Those sure are pretty. Be sure to show us the "after" pics.
post #5 of 18
oh yea them thar look super keep us posted as the smoke progress'sPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
here's the 4lb'er unwrapped about to go on the smoker

and here's the 6lb'er, after about 3 hours on. Sprayed it with some apple juice and gave it a end over end flip.

can't wait!
post #7 of 18
Lookin real good!
post #8 of 18
looking sooooo gooood so far. cann't wait for the finishing pics.
post #9 of 18
One of the things I like about having the pork rubbed down and set overnight, is the syrupy-goo that coats it prior to throwing it on the smoker. Your pics caught that, and I'm sure it's going to be a tasty meal!
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Here we are, 6 hours in on the big guy, and 3 hours in on the little guy. Just double wrapped the big guy in some tinfoil, he was at about 175 when I wrapped him. The little guy is at about 163 right now, gonna wrap him within the next hour or so, and then toss some corn on the cob on the top grate for the last stretch.

Oh, and this is a good time to mention - about 2 1/2 years ago, I was in a nasty car accident that left me with a skull fracture, a bunch of facial fractures, and a broken nose. Since that accident, I can no longer smell....so you looking at pictures is about the same as me looking in person, since none of us can appreciate the wonderful smells that must be coming out. icon_sad.gif
post #11 of 18
Those look awesome PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif I know somebody is gonna be eating well tonight and for several more nights biggrin.gif
post #12 of 18
That is looking like some fine eating. Looking forward to the finished product!
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
The first smoke was a great success - the 6lb'er finished in a little over 8 hours, and the 4lb'er took about 7 hours or so. Took some notes throughout of what to do different next time, though not sure when next time will be.

Here's the 6lb butt, during the pulling - the meat came out super juicy, and very tender. Ended up pulling it by hand for how easy it came apart.

The 4lb butt, the other side had a bit more bark on it, but no picture of that side.

And here's the results, before we dug in and made some tasty sandwiches (topped off with Jeff's sauce recipe).

all in all a good first smoke, for how tasty it is, it will be hard to convince myself to do something different next time. Thanks all for the comments, and all the great info on these forums.
post #14 of 18
Very nice final product, job well done.
post #15 of 18
Nice job!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 18
Looks great!
post #17 of 18
Very nice...PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #18 of 18
Very nice! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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