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Butt got put in at 5:13 AM

Discussion in 'Pork' started by woody, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. woody

    woody Smoke Blower

    After a long smoke drought....I'm baaack. Pictures to follow, the butt's like 7#. Biggest ever for me, plus it's bone-in. Usually I get the deboned. I'm in for the long haul on this one, I guess.
  2. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Woody
    Just did (2) 9#'rs yesterday for a family reunion today.
    Started at 6am and pulled apart at 11:30pm
    Took much longer than the smaller butts I have done before
    Good luck and you have no choice now but to be patient.

    Watching for your food porn pics [​IMG]
  3. woody

    woody Smoke Blower

    You're scaring me...I can't wait that long!

    I'm exactly 5 hours in, butt is about 140*. Everything seems to be running smoothly. I'm using Royal Oak, first time. I need to go get more lump. WIll in a little while...

    And yes, food porn will follow.

    Go Bucks!

    (unfortunatley we can't watch 'em play)
  4. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mine got stuck at 160* and it took almost 3 hours to get to 170* where I wrapped them

    Then it was a long way to 195*
    If I had not rested them time would have been shorter.

    If the one you are working on does not plateau too long all will go well :)
  5. woody

    woody Smoke Blower

    It's at 160 now, 7 hours in. It hasn't plateaued yet, but I'm going to let it get to 165 before I foil it...maybe even 190. I'm also doing dutch's bean recipe. Woo-hoo
  6. ma?tley ca 1/4 e

    ma?tley ca 1/4 e Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Last time I did two 9#er's they held at 160 for over 5 hours. they took 16 hours total to cook.
  7. woody

    woody Smoke Blower

    It's at 168*, not being one to mince temperatures, I just foiled it. Switched to blackwood canyon. Good stuff.
  8. woody

    woody Smoke Blower

    Just pulled it out.


    It's resting.

    Dinnertime at 5 or so.
  9. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You got along in mighty fine time
    No pics yet? :?:
    The smaller butts work better for me. I thought the 9#'ers were good
    but just not up to the smaller ones. And it takes so long!
    Thought there was not enough smoke on the final product either

    Mystical_1 I agree with you on the time thats where my smoke went :o