Another Pork Butt (MES30)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tumbleweed1, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    I've had plans to smoke this butt now for about a month. I've been busy with wings, chuckies & ribs so much lately I've been slacking on the pulled pork. Well I'm ready today. As of right now (about 8:45 central), I've had my 7.5 lb butt in my smoker for about an hour & 45 minutes. I trimmed it up yesterday & got my rub all on, along with some EVOO & let it sit in the fridge overnight. Got up about 6 this morning & started getting everything ready for a 7:00 start. Wood will be primarily hickory, with a little apple (about 30%) mixed in, temp will be as hot as my smoker will go, which says 275, but I've seen it register 305 with my Maverick probe before on the rack I'm using & my finishing sauce will be Big Bob Gibson Pig Dip, which I made about a week ago anticipating this cook. The dip seems to be BBG's take on western Carolina-style (just a bit of ketchup & quite thin) sauce, which is about my favorite style sauce for PP. I'm planning on cutting up some potatoes later & doing them in the smoker, too. I'm also going to toss a pound of shrimp in there too around lunchtime. I've been marinading them since last night as well. 

    It will probably be a while before I have any pics of anything looking like it's cooking, but here's the early-on goin's-ons.

    $0.99/lb- that's how I like to buy my butt-


    Cleaned & trimmed up-


    Ready to go-


    In she goes-


    TW
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  2. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    After 4 hours, I was at 165. An hour & a half later I'm only at 170, so she slowed down, but I'm sure will be fine.

    Getting ready to cut up some potatoes soon.

    And the shrimp were phenomenal!

    Four hours in-


    The shrimp-


    TW
     
  3. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Now at 175 degrees.

    I just put the potatoes in, too.


    TW
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking real good from my house!!![​IMG]

    Be Back-------

    [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  5. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear, glad ya took a look. Still only at 178, so I for the first time, wrapped it. The bark was definitely good to go. I guess I'll get a chance to see if it's any juicier or better this way, but I never had a problem with any dryness before. This butt is simply being a bit more stubborn with the stall than I'm used to. Granted, I've only smoked a few, but at least I get to try one wrapped now. I added some of the Pig Dip & some squeeze butter when wrapping as well. I'm hoping to finish in the smoker, as the potatoes are still going, but I will move it to the oven at 325 if I have to. She's had plenty of smoke, so that won't be an issue.

    TW
     
  6. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Well after almost 9 hours the pulled pork was done. It was definitely worth the wait! I truly believe this may be the best finishing sauce (BBG Western Carolina Pig Dip) that I've ever tasted. In fact, I'm making another batch of the sauce later tonight to go with my leftovers the next few days.

    Ready to pull-


    Pulled & sauced-


    And the potatoes were good, too.



    TW
     
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  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey TW.  That butt looks great.  Really nice bark and the PP looks very juicy.  I really like the spuds, and of course the shrimp.  All in all, seems like you got to eat in style.

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  8. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Gary, I appreciate it.

    It's rare when EVERYTHING turns out this good for me!

    TW
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoke!:drool
     
  10. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks man.

    The break room at work is going to smell like a smokehouse for the next few days!

    Life is good.

    TW
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah!!![​IMG]

    Everything looks Awesome!![​IMG]-------------------[​IMG]

    I'd be all over that !!

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  12. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear.

    It was a very good day & lunch will be nice today. I brought some of the Pig Dip along with the pork to work.

    I appreciate the points.

    TW
     

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