4th of july smokin

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokinsmoker23, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. So the 4th is almost here and usually when i smoke im always doing ribs, ribs n more ribs. Think this time gonna attempt pulled pork using pork butt. Thats pretty much what they sell in the store. So will see how it goes. Do good with ribs, knock on wood. Just gonna watch my smoke n make sure its coming out lightly n not thick. So far everything i have smoked has turned out good so must be doing something right.
  2. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    Give yourself a little extra time.  It took me a few attempts at pork to figure it out.  Nothing worse than being in a time crunch and the meat not cooperating.  They were all good eating.  But could have been better.  But then I set high expectations for myself.
  3. nygiant

    nygiant Smoke Blower

    I'll be doing the same as you. First time pork butt over the 4th. Pretty nervous though. The guys on this site have helped me though so I do have a little more confidence.

    Looking at maybe an 8 pounder or so. Doing it on a 22" weber kettle grill. I think I'm doing the snake method with the coals and hope to god it comes out good. Good luck to you too.
  4. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    Just a little advice.....from experience....An 8 pound pork butt is probably going take long enough to burn through all the charcoal you can stuff into your kettle from the get go. I'd be willing to bet that the "snake" method will not give you enough fuel to complete the smoke. So if you'd like to avoid having to add charcoal in the middle of the smoke you might consider another variation of the "minion" method and set it up like this with the exception of using that many lit coals in the middle.....a dozen or so should work.

    Yeah I know it's a WSM but similar results can be achieved with a kettle too.....
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2015
  5. nygiant

    nygiant Smoke Blower

    That's great advice I appreciate you posting that. I don't want to hijack the OP's thread so maybe PM unless he finds this discussion useful ? If I do it like you're telling me where would you put the meat? considering it's a kettle grill would that be too close to the coals?
  6. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    You have a private message.....

    To the OP.....butts are pretty easy....You should have no problems if you keep it simple!
  7. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    On the 2nd (That's when they shoot the fireworks in Anthem ,AZ ) We are doing Smoked Bacon wrapped beer brats and dogs!!! May have to move my daughter and family on the 4th but if not I have a really pretty Brisket in the freezer!

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