Pork Butt, much better than a Picnic

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sharonazamboni, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    A 9lb pork butt, rubbed with McCormack Sweet&Smokey/Demera sugar mix. I don't know why, but it took forever to cook. It tasted great!


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  2. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks awesome! I can almost taste it. I agree 100%, pork butt rules! I know a picnic is cheaper but I would rather spend the extra money and buy extra butts rather than a large picnic.

    Looks like you nailed this one![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  3. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Great looking bark on that there butt!  The couple of 9 pounders I've done have taken upwards of 13 and 15 hours...but oh so worth the wait! lol  
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I agree butts are much better and that one looks like it came out awesome [​IMG]
  5. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    Wow that looks super moist what a great pic i bet it taste amazing!! One thing i cant stand is dried out pork.
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on that butt. [​IMG]
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    your butt look great, very moist, bet it tasted great too
  8. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    Thanks All!

    Low and slow for sure. That butt took 1 40oz of Bud light, a growler of BBC Steel Rail Ale, a couple beers out with my son and his girl, and some sleep to cook. I really have to work on that. [​IMG]
  9. ricklarge

    ricklarge Fire Starter

    So, who was getting smoked in this process!? haha, How did you get that so darn moist? Looks FANTASTIC!
  10. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Zamboni-(any relation to the ice rink resurfacing machine inventor?)

    The butt is the only thing to buy, and by the way it looks you have done very well.  Congrats on a great looking smoke. 
  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The pork shoulder picnic is the musculature providing the locomotion to the hog in the front leg, whereas the butt is above it, more in supporting the head and the shoulder blade and isn't worked anywhere near as much.  The shoulder picnic is much leaner with far less marbling throughout because of its strenuous daily workouts and that makes it dryer when cooked, and conversely a stronger flavor to the meat because of the leanness.  The shoulder butt has much greater fat dispersion and marbling, and fat is an acronym..  Flavor And Tenderness! 

    Great job on the butt! 

    BTW, Frank Zamboni came from Watertown, NY (my home town), the inventor of the Zamboni!  As asked above, any relation?
  12. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    No relation- it's just an online name!  I've always wanted to drive one[​IMG]

    Probably poor food handling, but total time for that crazy meat was 21 hours, I put it in the smoker before it got hot, took forever to get to 135-140, then forever to get to 190, when I couldn't stand the waiting and took it out. My digital therm on the same rack read between 220-265.  It was super moist and I did use a little finishing sauce.
  13. swalker

    swalker Meat Mopper

    It looks fantastic and I am sure tasted just as good too...I don't see a lot of bark on it, so I have to ask...did you spritz it with anything?

    Thanks for the post...Walker
  14. sharonazamboni

    sharonazamboni Fire Starter

    I used a ketchup type squirt bottle with Worcestershire, olive oil, lemon, vinegar, Emeril's Essence type seasoning, maybe some other stuff. It did taste pretty good, and the outside was not dry. I gave up on the baste after a while, though. Next pics will be off the foil, I think that it confuses the camera.
  15. Those are some fantastic pictures and it looks delicious... It's like I can taste it with my eyes!!! Kudos on the great butt!
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great from my house!


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