Pork Butts on my Big Steel Keg

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ol' smokey, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I started the Keg and got the butts on at 6 pm Thursday. They were rubbed with McCormicks Sweet & Smokey Rub. Here's a pic of them going on the Keg. The Keg temp was stable at 250°.


    At 2 am Friday I rotated and foiled. The internal temps were at 160°. I took until 8 am to reach 200° internal. I drained the juices which went into the fridge. When cooled I skimmed the fat off and the juices will be used to moisten the pulled pork.

    Here they are after 14 hours.



    The finished product.


    Again the Keg surprised me at the temp control and charcoal use. Everytime I checked up on the temps they were at 250°. I'm guessing on the amount of charcoal used but I think between 3 to 4 lbs. would be very close.

    Thanks for looking
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  2. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Looks good, i wondered how the keg cooker worked, good deal.
  3. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That PP looks awesome Joe !! Great job [​IMG]
  4. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Those were ready just in time for a great breakfast sammich!  The bark and pp looks great!  
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Awesome job on them butts.[​IMG]
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks very good, well done
  7. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

  8. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Delicious..............Great looking pork.  Nice bark.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well you sure did one fine job on that PP. You will love it to I'm sure.
  10. Looks beautiful...  I love the color you got on the butts!!! Did you put anything in the tray along with the pork?
  11. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nothing extra just whatever rub fell off. BTW fat side was placed down.
  12. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking Pork Butts.

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