First, "all night" smoke. 3 butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bakerboy7, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    So, the missus' annual family reunion is tomorrow and we volunteered to provide the main dish for the family meal.

    Pulled pork is on the menu. Rubbed last night with my rub and to bed they went


    Came home from work and fired up the smoker.  Got her up to temp and almost time to put them in.  And then...the monsoon came.

    Lucky for me, I have an extra patio umbrella


    It's gonna be an interesting ride as this smoker keeps me busy tending the fire.  Does anyone have suggestions or advice (other than not falling asleep)?
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Looks like it's going to be a loooong night! Sorry i can't help you more. Someone should be along soon.
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You don't say how much experience you have, but it sounds like your not a total noob.  The biggest deal will be the stall when the internal meat temp stops climbing and may even fall a bit.  Keep calm and keep the temp stable throughout the smoke until the connective tissue breaks down.  Those puppies will take anywhere from 10-15+ hours (you don't mention how big those butts were).  Foil at 165* IT and take to 195-205*, rest for at least an hour wrapped in towels in a cooler for at least an hour or up to about 4-5 hours.  Shred it up and enjoy!

    Don't forget the final pix!
  4. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    I guess it would've helped if I'd given more details.

    2 butts were a little over 9 pounds and the other is 5.  Using Kingsford and cherry.  I've been able to keep the temps in the 225-250 range. 

    I just foiled the 5 pounder and the 2 9's have another 5 degrees to go until they get the foil.  I've been spritzing with a mix of apple cider vinegar and apple juice and there is apple juice with onions and garlic in the water pan.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good so far!
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How about an update?

    Did you fall asleep on your watch?


  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     i think he did [​IMG]
  8. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    [quote name="TJohnson" url="/forum/thread/108120/first-all-night-smoke-3-butts#post_651726"]
    How about an update?

    Did you fall asleep on your watch?



    I didn't fall asleep, just trying to get out the door right now. The rest of the smoke went very well. We finished in the oven for the last two hours and then rested.

    We'll find out later how much of a success it was when everyone's bellies are full. Some of the credit will have to go to you as I will not smoke without my Maverick ET732 or the AMNS.
  9. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    Well, yesterday turned out to be a real nice day.  Not too hot and not too cold. There was quite a spread, as usual and there was plenty of pulled pork to go around




  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking spread. [​IMG]
  11. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    [​IMG]Looks totally delicious--well done sir!!

  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great feast well done[​IMG]
  13. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    Thanks a bunch, guys.

    I think the next all nighter is going to be a brisket but I need to get some more experience and make a critical mod to the smoker first.

  14. bakerboy7

    bakerboy7 Smoke Blower

    And I didn't even fall asleep.

  15. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a wonderful feast.
  16. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking spread[​IMG]

    Once you get past the falling asleep part, you got it whooped [​IMG]
  17. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fabulous looking get together!!!

  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job.  You must have been tired.

    But the smiles on the faces of your guests could keep you going forever.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
  20. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Job

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