First attempt at a pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by captrichc, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    So I've had a super craving for pulled pork. And what other way than smoking up a butt and making it lol. I'm  Following bears step by step instructions. I got the butt in about 40 min late, due to weather, I had to fabricate a chimney on the fly to smoke in my garage. Here are some pictures. I'm inserting the meat probe at 1140 AM EST. Then I'll go to next step. I put the meat on the rack with the fat cap on the top so as it cooks the fat will help keep the meat moist. Is that correct? 






     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a Great Start !!!

    Be Back.

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    Bear
     
  3. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice setup! [​IMG]
     
  4. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good - you got me thinking now... I might need to move my smoker to the garage.  [​IMG]
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Great start! Cool setup!!

    Al
     
  6. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Ok so the update iso I had to add more hickory pellets. 1 row was about 4 hours. Didn't take into accounthe a quicker burn since I dried them. Also it was a 9 lbs butt. After 4 hrs I was at 120°. Going to foil are 160
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Keep it coming!

    Al
     
  8. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    New update temp is at 142°. Just bumped the temp to 240°. Once IT hits 160° I'll drop it into the foil pan and then cover. Only hickup so far. My AMPS jumped to the second row prematurely.
     
  9. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Better progress picture.
     
  10. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Looking good! I like your setup
     
  11. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    thanks. Much appreciated.
     
  12. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Now there's a man who won't be stopped from smoking! Thumbs Up
     
  13. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    I have a foil question I'm at 153°. Do I foil tight to keep moisture in or kind of loose
     
  14. mp4s

    mp4s Fire Starter

    Tight is right!
     
  15. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Awesome thanks. Just about ready to foil now
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That right there is looking real good already!!

    Bear
     
  17. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    He mentioned he's smoking in the garage due to weather, but I think it was really to keep the Bears away!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  18. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Thanks Bear. Means a lot coming from you. 
    Anyone is more than welcome. I love to feed the wildlife.  This way they don't eat me instead lol. 
     
  19. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Ok. So after foiling and bumping the temp up again to 260°, I  decided  to throw together a BBQ sauce.
     
  20. captrichc

    captrichc Fire Starter

    Just checked it. We are at 180°. Going to finish it up in the oven. The wife is pregnant and getting hungry. Lol. Preheating the oven at 350°.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016

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