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Doing my first butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dauntless, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Well when I was at the store this morning I got a but for .99/lb and thought that seemed good so I figured at 7 bucks if it sucks oh well.  I did not have time to let it rub out for 12 hours so it was only seasoned for about 3.5 hours, but I did inject it with apple juice/ black cherry bourbon. We shall see.........let the waiting game commence!
  2. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Black cherry bourbon-oooo! Butts are a good choice looking forward to q-view

    Good luck!
  3. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Hey quick question when I wrap at 165 do you guys poke through the foil to continue to monitor temps to 205?
  4. poolq

    poolq Newbie

  5. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Thanks PoolQ!!!!
  6. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Black Cherry Bourbon, sounds tasty, who makes it, and where did you get it?
  7. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    It's made by Jim Beam... It is called Red Stag... It was given to me by a friend as a gift, its to sweet for my liking for drinking but I thought it would make a good spritz with apple juice
  8. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, I'm gonna have to get some and try it out.
  9. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Well here is some View of right before she went on and just now when I wrapped it at 165. Is it normal for your meat temps to be lower after you re stick it? I am nervous that I pulled and wrapped it to low. My Remote thermo was reading 167 and now that i put it back in after foil it is reading 150. I hope I didn't screw the pooch on this.


  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will be fine. A lot of times when you move a probe the reading changes like that. That is one of the reasons I have taken to using foil pans, I putt the butt in the foil pan then seal the top with foil. Probe stays put the whole time, no muss, no fuss.
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The pooch is just fine. You are doing well so far and you have a long way to go yet. So keep the q-view coming and we will give watching too.
  12. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Well we are officially 7 hours in and sitting at 175, thanks for the encouragment guys!  No to just figure out a finishing sauce for when this puppy gets done tonight. Plan on bringing to 205 then cooler for at least an hour
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good and sounds like a good plan to me.
  14. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Well it has hit 205 in just under 8 hours. Time for the cooler....final view to follow in a couple hours
  15. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Well I gotta say I am really happy with the way this turned out. I did not have any tony's but I did come up with something to use for the finishing sauce that is so popular around here.  The second pic was taken before any finishing sauce and before I truly pulled it all apart and got the fatty tissue out. Man the flavor is amazing...I am loving my UDS!!!!!!


  16. Looks good.  Nice smoke ring.  Good job, sir.
  17. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG I haven't heard that one in a long time. Heck I'm still laughin pretty good.

    I think you did more then fine for a first but. If there is any doubt, you better pack it in dry ice and send it to several of the members for analysis.
  18. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice (BUTT)  [​IMG]
  19. beauty!  very nice Q view!  that's a heap of mouthwatering pork there at the end!

    congrats on the first butt!

    all i know is i hope i run into some 99 cents a pound butt!  who could let that opportunity pass by?
  20. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    I use that Red Stag also, it is to sweet for drinking but I really like the flavor in my spritz (dr. pepper, red stag, soy, worstchester, and a dab of what ever sauce I am serving it with) Nice but by the way!!