Finally got a couple nice butts just right

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gruelurks, May 25, 2009.

  1. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    After my 4th or 5th try, using the tips on this forum, I finally nailed a perfect smoked pork butt in my MES. We had a charity fundraiser event to raise money for a local food bank so I volunteered to bring pulled pork. I did five 8-10# butts in my MES over two days, and they came out perfect! I used Bone Suckin' Sauce rub on them and let them sit in the fridge overnight tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. In the smoker the next day, I used apple wood for the smoke, and a apple juice/cider vinegar/water mixture in the water pan with some sliced raw onion rings to keep it moist. Once they hit 190, I gave them a quick spritz with the cider vinegar/water mixture and let them get up to 200. Pulling them out, I foiled and wrapped in towel, then did the cooler trick for a couple hours. When they came out of the cooler, the fork just went right in an twisted like it was in butter. They practically fell apart just looking at them.

    I used a sauce recipe I found over here: http://thepauperedchef.com/2008/08/smoked-pulled-p.html and tripled the recipe to make a bunch of it. I also did a bacon wrapped fatty mixed with mild green chilies, shredded cheddar cheese, wrapped around cream cheese seasoned with some of the rub I used on the pork. I was surprised how quickly that went at the event lol.

    Thanks again to all on the forums for your tips and advise, I can't get enough of smoking stuff now, and am already looking for my first side barrel woodc/charcoal smoker. [​IMG]
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  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! Glad they turned out well for you. They look great.
     
  3. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad they turned out so well, looks like great pulled pork.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks yummo from here. hope all yourpeeps have a good meal and opened their wallets for your cause.
     
  5. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for all the kind replies. We were able to raise close to $2000 for the charity, which is a local food bank that helps out hungry families here in the Metro Detroit area. Each $1 equals about 3 meals for them.
     
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent BBQ, and congratulations on your successful fundraiser!
     
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job. Good looking grub.
     

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