1st Butt Attempt Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by devildog, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. devildog

    devildog Newbie

    Battled the wind and a storm front but here it is my first attemp. Had to foil it at 170deg and finish in the oven. Did I masacre it?
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Huh... looks good...nice smoke ring... juicy... why ya hesitant? taste like crap?? Somehow I doubt it! LOL! Nice job!
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me.
     
  4. Hey richtee I am very new to smoking and I have done 2 butts that came out good ( i think ) what are the smoke rings you talk about?
     
  5. I second the "it looks good to me" post. What are you griping about? Unless it tastes bad, the q-view is nice.
     
  6. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    you nailed it buddy !! that looks great, when you see that bone come out that clean you know you did something right.

    congrats on you favorite new smoked food
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    See that reddish tinge around the outside edge of the meat? You can only get that by true smoking of meat. Well, you CAN cheat...but it's a characteristic of good low and slow cooking over a wood fire.... here's some more info:
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...40270#poststop
     
  8. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lenny, check the 3rd pic. See the pink penetration from the outer edge of teh meat workin its way toward the middle? Thats the smoke penetration, i.e. the smoke ring.

    Devildog, I'd say you FAR from massacred it! It looks great! Gotta let us know how it tasted! I'm tossin you some points cause it just HAD to taste as good as it looks, and for a newb at butt smokin, that's a nice smoked butt!!
     
  9. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    rich was first off the line!
     
  10. thanks guys I feel more like a pro already[​IMG]
     
  11. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with the boys too, Looks real nice. I am dishin ya some points too! here ya go, keep up the good work and great pics.[​IMG]
     
  12. boston

    boston Fire Starter

    pretty much looks like the butts i have smoked and they were great !!!
     
  13. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks like a great smoke from this end, pull it, pile some on a bun witha dollop of coleslaw!!!!and i bet u be lovin it!!!
     

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