Fathers day BBQ

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bbq beginner, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. I am fourteen and just starting on BBQ on June 12 my dad is going into back surgery unfortunately he will be in the hospital for Father's Day and since he's the one who introduced me to smoking meat and bought me my first smoker I would like too do a surprise BBQ party for when he gets back there will be 10-15 people any ideas on what I should make he likes beef and pork mostly
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You are going to make your father proud BBQ beginner. Wish your dad good luck with surgery and quick recovery.

    You could try a pork butt. Will take a while to cook, but it's not too complicated and allows you to keep it simple. Do you have a meat thermometer?

    If chicken is an option ....takes a lot less time. For 10-15 people you will need a few birds.
  3. Do a pork butt!!! Feeds a crowd and hard to mess up.

    All the luck to your pops and props to you for stepping up!

  4. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You can do the pulled pork a day or 2 before and then just reheat. Flavors and smoke blend real well after a day or 2. Then the day of you can do some chicken legs and thighs. Use the search function for all kinds of chix recipes. Just stay cool and you'll be the star of the show. Best of luck to you.
  5. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Like everyone else has said pork butt is a good option. You should be out of school for the summer so you can take a day to sit and watch one while it cooks. Gonna take between 12/15 hours pretty much depending on size. I'm sure any one of yes will be willing to help out as much as possible for a future pit master.
  6. Thanks everyone for the advice
  7. ishbbq

    ishbbq Fire Starter

    You're an amazing son! I don't know what you're going to end up cooking, but whatever it is, he's going to love it! 😀👍

    Pit Happens!
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi BBQ Beginner!!!

    Real nice of you to surprise your Dad, and best of luck to him with his operation!!!

    Since you are using a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker, maybe the following Step by Step Index can help you.

    Just click below, and then choose anything you want to make from the lists. A Pork But would be Great, so check out "Pulled Boston Pork Butt".

    Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
  9. Surgery went well yesterday but he will be in hospital for a week I will start it next Thursday morning
  10. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Glad to hear it went well. Good luck on the smoke
  11. I agree with the pork butt.

    But let's be honest here. If it comes out like shoe leather, your father is still going to be so proud and emotional about your effort and sentiment.

    It's a wonderful and admirable thing you're doing.
  12. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    I agree. Your dad will be totally surprised and very proud. Glad to hear his surgery went well and a speedy recovery! 
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Fantastic!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

  14. I am going to go buy the pork butt tommorow. I mowed some lawn so I have fifty dollars to spend any ideas on what to look for or how to tell the quality
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Listen tell the butcher what you are doing, then ask him to pick out a butt. He'll know the meat better than you and should be able to do you right. You might even ask him to explain what to look for so you'll be better equipped next time. if he's not too busy he'll surely do it.
  16. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Brilliant Advice! 
  17. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    bbq beginner; and don't forget to do a post and take lots of pics for us so we can follow along with you. I think I speak for a lot of folks in that you are doing a very admirable thing for your Dad.
  18. I am at the hospital now nurse came in and said he should be coming home Tuesday the 24 I will start the roast early that morning
  19. Yesterday I went and bought a 10 pound bone in shoulder roast and made the rub


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  20. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That 10 pounder is going to take you quite a few hours when you include the rest after the cook. Dads going to be a bit tired after surgery. Unless you're going to start at 2 am or are going to smoke it at 275 or so you may want to smoke that shoulder the day before. Just an FYI. Best of luck, buddy.

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