Just started a couple of 7 lb pork butts around 4 this afternoon for tomorrow's 4th BBQ. Used Jeff's rub on the butts and smoking with apple wood. Spritzing with apple juice/rum. In the morning around 7 or 8 I'm going to add 2 chuckies switch to oak or hickory if the butts are foiled by then - and then around 10 I have 4 racks of baby backs to put in. Gonna let the chuckies marinade overnight. Also have 4 chickens to do beer can chicken on the grill. Will also be doing some homemade baked beans using my bean pot and potato salad, collard greens, and slaw. Will post q-view as we move along.
About 2 hours in:
Now at about 6 hours and holding at 145 and 150. Hope to foil before it gets to late but we'll see! Have the chuckies marinating and ribs ready to go for the morning. Made the slaw and potato salad too!
Chuckies about an hour in - pork butts are now at about 185-190 at 16 hours. Beans are in the bean pot and baking. Just need to put the ribs on around 10 and the beer can chix around noon-12:30.
Last evenings accomodations
Everyone though I was nuts....except for our Ridgeback - he stayed in the tent with me! He's pretty relaxed as you can tell.
Smoker now fully loaded with butts, chuckies, and 4 racks of BBs - butts at 195!
Final Q-view - finished butt (the buts were falling apart):
Pulled (have some leftovers which is great - glad I did 2!)
The chuckies sliced up (taken to 180* - I only got 1 piece of this - there was none left!):
Ribs (a few leftovers from the 4 racks)
Homemade baked beans
And collard greens (didn't get to photo the potato salad and cole slaw):
Edited by rc1991 - 7/5/10 at 8:08am