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post #1 of 23
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Well tomorrow is the annual family get together and my cousin said to me last summer smoked pulled pork sucked.....So I just had to prove her wrong. I asked her if she new what wood they smoked with and she said mesquite, I told her no wonder she said it sucked...lol
So here we go. To start off with it's like -8 degrees below 0. Then add to that, after over 3 years of heavy use my Traeger digital control/probe decides to play games with me. I'm thinkin I don't need this now, not when I gotta do good!!!! So I messed with it and put a remote probe in the smoker to watch temps and got it to hover at 240/250, that will work.
So now I'm ready to put on the butts.

I rubbed the butts with Evoo and then used Traegers sweet rub. Maple wood and when I foiled I used straight apple juice.

Ready to go...Yep, that's snow..lol

Here they are into the smoker and lookin good...

Closed and ready to go, I wish the snow would go!!!!

About 3 hours into the smoke I figured I'd probe them. Glad I did, internal temps were at 160 and 158....Gettin close to foil already and they are lookin good and smellin great.

Here they are ready to be foiled and brought up to 205 degrees for pullin.

These were 15 pounds total, some really nice butts. I'll pull them in the mornin before I leave and try to get some pics if I have time....

Thanks for lookin...PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #2 of 23
Looks Great Steve...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

post #3 of 23
looks good!!!!!!!!!
post #4 of 23
Nice job. Interesting to see if your cousin changed her mind.

What wood did you use?

Stay warm up there.
post #5 of 23
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Oooooppppsssss sorry, I'm a whole bunch tired and forgot....lol
I used maple wood....that's some good pork smokin stuff there....PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif
post #6 of 23
icon_mrgreen.gif Yeah, I find mesquite a little strong for my tastes too. I probably over did it. A little dab'll do ya.

Looks good. Good luck with your cousin.

post #7 of 23
Look at all that snow on the ground! Bet it was pretty chilly for the smoke but ... what were the reviews like??
post #8 of 23
Pulled Pork Sucked...wow, it makes you feel bad that someone out there actually had such a bad experience with pp that that is what they thought about one of the greatest and tastiest things known to mankind.
At least you will be able to change her mind...unless she is just crazy PDT_Armataz_01_05.gifPDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #9 of 23
Beautiful color on those Butts.They are in for a treat....PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 23
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No reviews yet, won't know until this evening so I'll give the final scoop late tonight or tomorrow....But if she doesn't like it, into the smoker she goes!!!!! lol PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #11 of 23
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There ain't not nobody in my family playin with a full deck!!!! lol PDT_Armataz_01_03.gifPDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #12 of 23
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Ok, here are the final pics before I make the long journey....lol

Out of the smoker....I tented these and let them go at 190* over night until I pulled them. Something I've never done.....

Into the pan for pulling. The bone just fell out and it pulled like tissue paper. Nice and juicy!!!

Into the crock pot with the juices and set on warm for the journey to the land of the critics....lmao

This should change her mind!!!!! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif

Thanks for lookin and I'll post my cousins response later tonight or tomorrow.....
post #13 of 23
nice lookin' pp their oneshot.

what was the verdict from the critics/family? PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #14 of 23
oneshot, what kind of smoker did you do those on? traeger?
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yes Jim, I used the Traeger for the smoke and then I tented them in an aluminum pan with a 1/4 inch of apple juice in the bottom of the pan. Brought them to an internal of 205* then lowered the MES temp to 190* to hold til the morning so I could get a little sleep and pull them and go.
It worked out great....icon_mrgreen.gif
post #16 of 23
looks real good. I thought you used a traeger, its sometimes hard for me to keep track of everyones smoker on here. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
"S U C C E S S" !!!!!!!!

Here is the pulled pork in the crock pot to keep it warm and serve. Did it change my cousins mind??????

You bet yer sweet bippy it did!!!!!!! When I got there the first thing she did was taste my pulled pork and a big smile came over her face, she said it was great!!!! As a matter of fact, everyone there (about 25 adults) kept complimenting me on how good it was.....My cousins all said I could do all the cookin next year, I replied I would bring another smoked dish next year but the rest was there job. lol The little bit that was left over at the end of the night my cousin asked me if she could have it and I said sure. My mom said what about me (LOL) and I told her I have 2 more in the freezer to do and she'd get some of that.
So all in all my pulled pork was a bit hit and it was a great way to start off the new year!!!!

Thanks to all the help I have recieved here at this great forum!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Thanks for lookin!!!PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #18 of 23

Pork Butts etc.

Yer Sweet Bippy!! Haven't heard that one for a while. Brought a smile to my face.
post #19 of 23
Awesome!!!! I love happy endings......points.giffor introducing some folks to real Q.....Take care of mom please....PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the points Alex, it was a happy ending!!!!
And mom always gets food saver bags of what I smoke.....Gotta take care of the moms!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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