First butt(s) in the smoker, QView coming soon!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jfoust, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. jfoust

    jfoust Smoke Blower

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to say thanks for all the help... I went to BJ's friday night to get a butt, but they only had one single and it was a beast, so I ended up with two butts... 15lbs total. One is probably 8lbs and one is probably closer to 7lbs. I rubbed them down w/ mustard and Jeff's rub yesterday afternoon. Then (and the wife thinks I'm insane for this) I got up at 4am to get the smoke going! Managed to stumble around the house and find my camera for a pic as they were going on, and I'll post it shortly and try to keep you folks posted on their progress!

    -Jeff
     
  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck with everything. You're off to a good start. In for a big treat when those get done.
     
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy your smoke! Looking forward to the Q-View!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  4. jfoust

    jfoust Smoke Blower

    Okay here's the first view fir 4am when I dropped these beauties in the GOSM:
     
  5. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I think most folks around these parts understand. Shows your dedicated.

    I haven't done that in a while. I simply prefer to get the butts going before going to bed and let them work all night. I've got my smoker to the point that it allows me to get >6 hours of sleep with no problem.
     
  6. jfoust

    jfoust Smoke Blower

    I figured folks around here could understand! Here's another shot from about 8am:
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Off to a nice start, jfoust. Keep up that qvue and remember that a plateau will hit ya soon where the temps stall for a bit. Dont' worry about it and let the meat ride out the wait at that constant temp of 225-240. Low and slow ...

    Good lookin' grub so far!!
     
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mighty tastey lookin vittles ya got goin there! Yer wife will change her mind when she gets hold one them fine smoke meat sammies!
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great keep the Qview coming [​IMG]
     
  10. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I never imagined me saying this to another man....But, boy, you have great looking butts there.
     
  11. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And the butts are touching each other too! EEWW!


    The smoke looks good, just stay patient when the plateau comes. I for one can relate to getting up ealy to fire up the woodburner. But I like it.

    Seems like BBQ tatstes better after only 3-4 hrs of sleep. Then there is the post BBQ nap, which is a tradition around here![​IMG] Unless there is a wings, tigers, wolverines game or nascar race. Then the nap has to wait till bedtime![​IMG]
     

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