Birthday Meal For Pa - Pulled Pork, Bread, Salt, Big Bellas, & Cookie Cheese Balls

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoking b, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. So.... Tomorrow is my dad's birthday & I decided to have him & my mom along with both my grandmothers come eat some good food. My dad REALLY likes my pulled pork so I decided to make that for him. It was a close fight between the butt & a brisket but in the end the butt won out - the meal is for my dad & that's his favorite so... Yup...

    Here is the butt I started with - it's an 8 lber

    Gave it a nice coating of rub

    & got a screen of salt ready.

    By then the MES was warmed up & ready to go. Here is the butt in the smoker along with the salt.

    Smoker temp is 225      AMNPS with hickory & apple pellets       dry chamber        no foil

    I have my dessert figured out but need to decide what else to make with this. I will probably bake some bread in the morning too.

    Updates to follow...
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Watching as always.
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SB, your gonna have some happy guests !! That'll be a treat, enjoy the food and the company ! Also tell your Dad :BD: Have a good one...

  4. Thanks man - I plan on making sure there is plenty of good food for everyone & look forward to having the family together  [​IMG]
  5. Just went out & put the probe in...

    Coming along nicely - IT is 163 so should be in the stall. Salt is starting to take on some nice color as well  [​IMG]  
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin awesome SB, dang !! Thumbs Up
  7. Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!!!! I bet all eaters of your divine work are raving and raving!!!! Great job! Cheers! - Leah
  8. Thanks Justin  [​IMG]
    Thanks Leah  [​IMG]   I'm pretty confident they will be pleased - well hopefully at least!  [​IMG]  
  9. Couple updates...

    Proofing yeast for the bread.

    Got a new spatula to try out!  [​IMG]

    Dough ready to start the rise.

    Butt looking awesome & ready to take out - it is wrapped & resting now.

    Salt took on some pretty good color - it may only need one more round to be done  [​IMG]

    Updates to follow...

  10. First rise done - ready to punch down.

    Kneaded again & starting the 2nd rise.

    Future Sammy rolls.

    Once the 2nd rise is done the bread & rolls will get baked for 1/2 hour.

    Updates to follow...
  11. deansomers

    deansomers Smoke Blower

    Look good so far.
  12. Thanks man  [​IMG]

  13. Rolls are done.

    So is the bread. The loaf on the right is kinda funky looking for some reason - I'm gonna blame that on me  [​IMG]

    Made a small batch of sauce in case anyone wanted any...

    Steamed some broccoli too.

    & here is the butt just out of the cooler - piping hot & smells good enough that it was making mouths water  [​IMG]

    Starting to pull - it's very tender  [​IMG]

    Very moist - juicy juicy!

    First Sammy on a fresh roll.

    Mmmmm!  [​IMG]

    I have more stuff to cook yet & I'm gonna visit with my family - great day so far!  [​IMG]

    Updates to follow...
  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice sammie.
  15. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mmm...looks amazing!! Love the fresh baked bread! :bravo:

    Nice job as always...

  16. Thanks man it was really good  [​IMG]
  17. Here's a sneak peek of the cookie cheese balls I made for dessert...

    They're gonna be great  [​IMG]  
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your a lucky man to spend time with your family and they are lucky to have a meal like that.


  19. Thanks Red  [​IMG]   It's been a good day so far!
  20. Thanks Disco  [​IMG]   It was nice to spend the day with my family & feed them some good food  [​IMG]

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