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A Couple More Butts

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Didn't have any more pulled pork in the freezer so it was time to smoke a couple of butts. Started a couple 5 poundish ones this morning at 6:30.

Scored the fat cap a la Capt Dan . . .

and did them fat cap up on the drum using Kingsford Comp and some hickory Chunks. Spritzed around every hour or so after the first 2 with a 50/50 mix of apple juice and Captain Morgans.

Here they are a about a hour or so before foiling.

I was trying to run the temps a little lower than normal since I didn't have the fat cap to protect the bottom of the meat. I have also started using a steel deflector plate on top of the charcoal basket (a la Geek With Fire) PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif to (in my case) disrupt the vertical updraft of air. It makes my drum much easier to control now. Before it always wanted to creep up in temp and it was difficult if not impossible to get it back down. Now with the plate, it is very responsive although a bit finicky. biggrin.gif

I foiled them at around 170° and pulled them off at about 200°. They came off at about 5:30 -- took 11 hours which didn't surprise me too much since I was running a little lower temps than normal.

Let them rest in the cooler for an hour then took them out.

Bones dropped right out and they shredded real easy.

They even finished in time for dinner. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Thanks for looking.

post #2 of 4
They look great Dave nice job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Great Looking Butts Dave...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 4
Those are some mighty fine looking butts there Dave. They were good and yummy I bet
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