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2 Pork Butts 1 sweet & 1 savory w/ QView

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokin relaxin steve, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Hey all, I have been smoking a lot of pork butts lately, but I have always done them with my homemade Brown Sugar based Rub... I got 2 on sale and decided i would do one more savory, sort of along the lines of an Italian style pork...

    Here are the 2 butts... got a pretty nice sale on them!


    Here were my seasonings on the savory rub (I also added some minced garlic, and rosemary)


    And my Brown Sugar based Rub


    Fat cap trimmed & Ready to be rubbed (used olive oil)


    Italian style rubbed down


    Sweet Style Rubbed


    I let them sit over night in the fridge and the next morning i applied more rub to the sweet one and just some SnP to the Savory one


    Savory one during the smoke


    Sweet one during the smoke


    The Sweet one hit temp first here it is before resting


    And the savory one took another 45 min (surprising since it was smaller... she stalled for a while)


    I wrapped and let them rest for about an hour and a half and pulled them


    End result: they were both awesome... the savory pork was a hit, but something about the sweet one that is just more BBQish to me LOL, whatever that means... I smoked them in Apple Wood @ around 220-230... I served the Italian style with sauteed spinach and garlic w/ provolone & the sweet one w/ Sweet Baby Rays & Cooper Sharp (also used Soflaquer's Finishing Sauce for the 1st time on the sweet one... good stuff)... Everyone loved both... I guess i didn't realize how much a rub really defines the flavor profile of your end product... they were totally different in flavor but both awesome none the less!

    Thanks for looking (sorry was using my cell to take the pics)
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks fabulous!! mmmmmmmmmmmm

  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Good looking butts...
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They both look great.  I love changing things around for different tastes, well done
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Great looking butts!!!lol
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice! Even with the blurry pics they looked good!
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those both look Great Steve !!!-----Sound great too!

    Now get that shovel ready!

  8. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My drool kept running sideways.  Great job with the details & variation of the smoke. 
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    nice bark.... they look delicious
  10. Those look amazing, makes me want to cancel my trip this weekend to smoke!

    Haven't seen a butt that looked that good since the last time my wife walked away from me!  [​IMG]   (just in case she ever reads my posts)
  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    So now you're covering your own butt too???
  12. Thanks Craig!!!!

    Thank you Much!

    Yeah, i just needed to try something different, and i am glad i did!

    HAHAHAHA! Thanks!... I am a butt man!

    Yeah Cell Phone pics just arent the same! Thanks!

    Thanks Bear... UGH!!!!!!!! this is getting ridiculous... I woke up at 7am to shovel and didnt get the driveway and sidewalk done till about 9:15... made it into work about an hour and 1/2 ago... What can you do right??? I know one thing! I am investing in a snow blower at the end of this season (which will than cause little - no snow for the next 3 years LOL)...

    HAHAHA Thanks Caveman, I really appreciate it!

    Thank you much!

    HAHAHAHA! I hear ya... i had those butts waiting in my fridge for 2 weeks before i could get a chance to smoke em...

    LOL!!!!!!!!! I hear ya brotha!
  13. tommerr

    tommerr Fire Starter

    Where is spring? This newbie smoker has a newbie, MES smoker, untried and untested. Northern Illinois is just cold.
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke for sure. I need to get a smoke in this weekend.  Was going to do some chicken today but got stuck on the phone with customers for 3 hours. Pesky folks anyway   
  15. Hey tommerr, pull it brother!  It's been colder than a witches you know what up here in Mass and I have my MES out pretty much every weekend.  the night I seasoned it it was 15 and was able to get it up to 250 in no time. 
  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    If you wanta smoke some cheese, do it now. It won't be long, people will be complaining, "It's too hot to smoke cheese!"

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    Yeah Tommerr, you just got to get out there and do it... Embrace the elements and let the smoke flow!
  18. Thanks Scarbelly... I appreciate it!

    I have been in the mood for ribs and brisket for the past few weeks, but i have a few other things i want to try... i hope to dig out a spot in the snow for something this weekend... fingers crossed!
  19. bigdog1977

    bigdog1977 Newbie

    Looks Great!
  20. pintobean

    pintobean Smoke Blower

    Yeah buddy, get out there and smoke some stuff on that MES. I live in Northern Illinois too...Winter was the reason I bought my MES, it works great and no fuss with a charcoal smoker in the winter trying to keep temps right.