Monday Funday - Pork Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by marshman71, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower

    Best part of my job is working 4 days a week..... Most of us absolutely hate Mondays, This is what I enjoy doing on my Monday's. Im up most every day at 3 am for work so why not get up early and Smoke some Pork. What a great way to start my week.

    Just a quick peek they were almost done..... Haven't even checked on these guy's for the last 6 hours. Smoker was dialed in perfect.

    Love when I can take the meat all the way without foiling.

    Time to wrap and toss in the cooler, I Think the bone might be trying to escape

    MMMM ! a Tall Boy of Dale's Pale and Some Killer Pork. Just Doesn't get much better than this.
     
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  2. MY T FINE looking butts. Did they finish at the same time?

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great!  Love the Wolverine Claw pose!  [​IMG]

    Kat
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Butts!!! Excellent bark too!  I also like to not foil, love that bark. I always make sure I have the time so I don't have to foil!
     
  5. Those look really good!  [​IMG]   I'm another that doesn't foil - I love bark too much!  Enjoy some good eatin  [​IMG]
     
  6. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower

    Yes actually they did.... They were only .02 oz different in weight. ( Left the fat cap's on too. Bottom side down, This was a first for me as well I always trim ) so basically they were the exact same size. also about 6 hours through the cook I Swapped the position of the 2 racks.
    I pulled the Top one at 204 IT and the Bottom one was Sitting at 205 close enough for me.... by the time I wrapped and tossed the bottom one in the cooler I figured the other one should be there. This was a first. and was very nice.... Last time I did 2 butt's like that I had about Hour & Half Difference between the two.. Overall extremely pleased.
     
  7. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower

    My Fiancee gave those to me for fathers day ... I love them ... never thought Id use them but they work so good for pulling & shredding pork and they
    also work awesome for lifting meat. I've recommended these to several of my friends. These are "Meat Claws" she got a Mendards. basically the same as the "Bear Claws"
    wouldn't be without them.
     
  8. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower


    Thank's both of you, a good bark IMO just takes your meat to an entirely different level. It's just so good and you really miss out when you pull off early and finish in the oven just my opinion. I was just happy my fiancee wasn't home today or I wouldn't have any left she likes to pick at it while its smoking and when I'm pulling it... and then I won't have any of the good stuff left. So then she tell's me "Make sure you leave me some bark in a bowl for when I get home" Yeah Right ! HA, HA. Not today Hun. !
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking, my question is if this is the Monday cook, whats on tap for the rest of the week??
     
  10. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower

    Thanks Foamheart, Ha, Ha.. Nada for this week, I gave the old girl a pretty good work out this weekend. 2 Beer Can Chickens ( Sat.) , Smoked a Turkey Breast (Sun.) and then Butt's Today.

    "Hello My Name Is MarshMan71 and I'm a Smokeaholic."
     
  11. Those look really good!! Do you mind me asking what temp you smoked at? I am still trying to get the whole smoking thing figured out :)
     
  12. marshman71

    marshman71 Smoke Blower

    Not at all ran at about 235-240 majority of the cook once the meat reached an IT about 165 i bumped the smoker up a bit to 260-275 That usually gets me past the Stall and I don't have to worry about foiling and finishing in the oven. and rode it all the way till the meat hit what I'd consider the Sweet Spot. 200-205 IT
     
  13. lazykitty

    lazykitty Fire Starter

    Wow.  That pork looks fabulous.  Makes me want to drop one on the grill right now.
     
     
  14. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats how it is done my friend! Good work!
     
  15. Nice job MarshMan, I wish my Mondays were that good!

    Batman
     
  16. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks awesome there MM71.....and nothing like a Tall Boy at 3 AM reveille <grin> breakfast of serious smokers. Congrats on making the banner as well
     
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  17. Thanks I think I will try one of these this weekend!!! 
     
  18. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice pull back on those bones. Probably the most dramatic I've seen in a while. Great job.
     
  19. i'd go all wolverine berserker attack mode on that pork.. lol. looks great.
     
  20. kingt36

    kingt36 Meat Mopper

    That is some mighty good looking pork!
     

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