Boston Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by crackhead, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    Picked up a 4.5# butt (2 actually) at Safeway yesterday, since they were half off.. Threw a rub on it last night.. Not real sure what it is.. Thought it was magic dust, but found what I thought was my magic dust recipe and my rub and the recipe didnt match.. Whatever.. Set it in the fridge overnight and injected it this morning.. Got a new toy yesterday, Maverick dual probe (meat and grill) digi thermo w/ wireless readout.. Timeline thus far is below:

    3:16 - Meat on
    3:16 - Smoker Temp 232 Meat Temp 56
    Opened Lid Put smoker on Temp dropped to 212
    4:16 - Meat Temp 81
    4:44 - Meat Temp 101
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    part of the reason most of us document all our recipes and smokes-good luck on the butt-q view or it didn't happen.
  3. you are well on your way crackhead...keep us posted and snap a few pics next time you open the lid!!!
  4. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, sounds like you're on the the right path. Remember everytime you open the lid, you are proably adding at least another 15 minutes to the smoke overall.

    You also probably know this but the butts are going to plateau and since you have two in there, don't expect both to plateau at the same temp.

    Good luck and let us know how it finishes.
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck, crackhead! I'm anxious to know how your dual-probe thermometer worked out. Need to get one as I'm opening the lid too much to check the temp on my manual gauge.
  6. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    I only threw one in there.. The other one is in the freezer..
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck on that butt! Besure and post some q-view!
  8. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Good luck Crackhead. Post q-view when you get time.

  9. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    4:56 - Meat temp 108
    Apple Juice
    Spray w/ Apple Juice

    6:15 - Meat Temp 138
    Smoker Temp 221

    Looking good
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got a real freaky feeling replying to a post by someone named "crackhead"! Oh crap, I just did![​IMG]
  11. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    Yeah, thats right.. Feel the power of the crackhead...
  12. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OMG, how am I gonna sleep now![​IMG]
  13. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    Meat Temp 156 in foil

    Meat temp 192

    Let it sit for an our or so in the foil..

    Pulled it and threw it down my throat hole.. Good to go..

    Pics soon..

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