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Boston Butt. (Pulled Pork @ 275° Smoker Temp) 8-8-20

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Boston Butt. (Pulled Pork @ 275° Smoker Temp) 8-8-2020



There are many ways to Smoke Pulled Pork, But I don’t like to do overnight Smokes, so since this Butt was 8.11 pounds, I figured I’d try to get it done for Supper (about 4 or 5 PM).
Knowing I could easily “hold” it if it finishes too early I started my MES 40 at 6:45 AM.
I set it at a Temp that would give me a True 275° with my Accurate Maverick ET-732.
I also filled my AMNPS with Hickory Pellets, and as always, lit one end.

Meanwhile, while that stuff heats up, I’ll tell you about what happened before Smoking Day:
Back on 10-17-2018, I saw the lowest price I’ve seen in my entire 9 year Smoking History, as "Weis" Market had Pork Butts for 97¢ a pound.
Butts are always at least $2 per pound around here, and usually $3 or even more!!
Since Mrs Bear was going there anyway, I told her to get me 3 Butts at about 8 lbs each. She brought me 3 butts at about 8, 9, and 10 lbs. (Good Girl)
I decided to Bag & freeze the smaller one for another time, Split the biggest one for Buckboard Bacon, and make some Pulled Pork from the 9.2 pounder.
I did those things with the other 2, and this is that smallest one, at 8.11 pounds, so here we go:

Prepping the 8.1 pound Butt:
Rinse, pat dry, coat with Yellow Mustard, Apply Rub, put on Wire Cooling Rack in a Foil Pan.
Put in Fridge for overnight rest.

Smoking Day:
6:45 AM——Preheat MES at 260°, Fill AMNPS with Hickory Pellets, and Light one end.
7:20 AM——Put Meat Pan on Rack #2 of my 6 rack MES, and AMNPS on right end of my bottom rack (pull dumper out 3” & rotate 180°).
7:45 AM——Bump to 275°.
10:00 AM—-Sterilize my clean Maverick probe with alcohol wipe, and insert probe into center of Roast. IT is 117°.
10:30 AM—-IT is 126°.
11:00 AM—-IT is 138°.
NOON——-IT is 156°.
1:00 PM——IT is 167°.
2:00 PM——IT is 176°.
2:30 PM——IT is 181°.
3:00 PM——IT is 185°.
3:30 PM——IT is 189°. 1" of pellets left in last row.
4:00 PM——IT is 192°.
4:30 PM——IT is 197°
5:00 PM——IT is 200°——Remove from Smoker to Kitchen.

Pull a small hunk off to pull just enough for our 3 Sammies for Supper.

Ate Supper——Then Pulled the rest of the Butt for Fridge container & freezing some.

Since I didn’t cover with Foil at 165°, like I usually do, I didn’t get very much Liquid Gold Juices for Au Jus.
I'll be going back to covering @ 165°, as I saw no advantage in not covering at all.
However I had enough for the Sammies we had before Freezing two packs.


Thanks for Dropping by!

Bear


One 8.11 lb Pork Butt purchased on 10-17-2018:
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Lowest price I've ever seen, @ 97cents per pound:
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Coated with Yellow Mustard, to help Rub Stick:
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All Rubbed & ready for overnight in Fridge:
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Butt done & ready to move to Kitchen. AMNPS is burned out just in time:
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Resting a Bit:
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Pulled just enough for One Supper. One with Jeff's BBQ Sauce, and one with Mrs Bear's Sauce. Bear's first 2 Sammies:
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Pulling first half of Butt:
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The Whole Butt all pulled---Shoulder Bone on top:
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Juices from bottom of Pan, with Fat on top:
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Fat separated & removed. Didn't get much Liquid Gold, due to not foiling @ 165°:
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Heating up for a Big Open Face Pulled Pork Sammy:
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Bear's second night's Supper: (Jeff's BBQ Sauce & Frank's Red Hot)
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Heating up for Third Night:
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Jeff's BBQ Sauce:
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Open Face Sammy for Bear's Third Night's Supper:
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Heating up for 4th Night. Note the Teaspoon of Au Jus Jelly on top of Meat in bowl (Heat melts Jelly into liquid):
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Bear's 4th Night's Supper: (Mrs Bear's Sauce)
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Heating one more bowl for 5th Night's Supper, with a lump of Au Jus Jelly on top:
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Bear's 5th Night's Supper: (Mrs Bear's Sauce)
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Two packs Vac-Packed for Freezer, with one Supper in each Pack:
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Man , that looks great . Nice bark, love the color . Its hard to beat pulled pork any way you have it . Nice work John .
 

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Excellent looking PP Bear, I agree with Chop great bark.

Point for sure
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It’s good to see you getting that smoker fired up again Bud!
The PP looks delicious!!
Al
 
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Looks terrific Bear! Who doesn't love a good pulled pork sammie! You certainly ate good all week!

Like!
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A fine looking piece of work there Bear, Like! I'd say you got some great mileage out of that sale. RAY
 

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Great looking pulled pork Bear! And even better price. As always some nice looking sammies!

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Looks great, I sometimes do Butts for family members when I slip and let word get out, I bought a 5 finger shredder that goes into a drill, it sure has made life easier pulling a lot of meat, less than $20 I think lol
 

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I think I saw Franks's Hot Sauce in one of the pics. We put that $hit on everything!!
 

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Looks good.
Thank You Ozzz!!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear


Man , that looks great . Nice bark, love the color . Its hard to beat pulled pork any way you have it . Nice work John .
Thank You Rich!!
I wish I could do these more often!
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 

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Alright, some good'ol Pulled Pork, yum!
And yeah, that bark looks excellent, I love lots of bark on PP sammies.
Nice cook John.
 

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It’s good to see you getting that smoker fired up again Bud!
The PP looks delicious!!
Al

Thank You Al !!
Yeah, Not too often, but I manage to crank it up a few times.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 

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Those are some nice Samis Bear! The best part is you get to have them several times with the left overs!
 

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Looks terrific Bear! Who doesn't love a good pulled pork sammie! You certainly ate good all week!

Like!
Red
Thank You Red!!!
Yup---It was easy---Cycle each day---2 for me, one for her, 2 for me, one for her, etc, etc
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear


Would love to see that price around here!
Thank You Norm!!
Yup---First time in 9 years it's been that low here.
And Thanks for the Like.

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A fine looking piece of work there Bear, Like! I'd say you got some great mileage out of that sale. RAY
Thank You Ray!!
LOL---I always get good mileage.
And Thanks for the Like.

Bear
 

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