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First Pork Blade Boston Roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by waterboy, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. waterboy

    waterboy Newbie

    No water in the pan on the Meco Electric Smoker - just using it as a drip pan.  Hickory in the chip pan.

    Made a rub of garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, salt, pepper, sage, sugar.

    At 3 1/2 hours, temp is 160 right now.  What do I need temp wise 195-205?

  2. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    looks good
  3. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good start!  203° to 205° is what you are looking to reach for pulled pork.  I would add some apple juice and beer in that water pan.  Just a personal preference, but I think it adds flavor and smell to the Q that is really nice. 
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  4. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    I usually go to 200° but nothing wrong with going to 205°.  Are you foiling at 165° or just taking it to temp and then foiling?  I also prefer something in the water pan because it adds moisture during the cook.

    What chamber temps are you running, internal meat temp of 160° in 3 1/2 hours is pretty fast.
  5. waterboy

    waterboy Newbie

    DeanNC, I don't know what my actual temp was - my thermo just says "warm, ideal, hot" lol. I foiled it at 180 and took it off at 200.

    The unveiling. . .had to pull of the corner and try it - OMG!!


    So tender the crack in the middle happened when I stuck a fork in it to lift it off the foil!

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  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the first pulled pork smoke.

    That looks real tasty.

    I did a small one the other day and the Woman had one of her gal pals here and then my boys showed up.

    I barely got one plate full.

     Great pictures too,what camera are you using to take the pictures? No flash? How you doing that?
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first success. If I could make a suggestion for the next one, wrap the foil pack in towels when you pull it and stick it in an empty ice chest filled with towels or newspaper for at least an hour or two to redistribute the juices and you will be amazed at how much it changes the final product

    Yours looks awesome for sure [​IMG]
  8. waterboy

    waterboy Newbie

    TY!  It's just a little sony cybershot 4.1 mp point and shoot - I got the flash on auto.

    Who says yanks can't do BBQ - woo hoo!!



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  9. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad it worked out for you!  It certainly looked good.   I would scrap that thermo on the smoker and get a digital to moniter grate level temps.  I would bet that you were a lot hotter than you wanted to be.
  10. jojo22

    jojo22 Smoke Blower

    Bring me some!!
  11. man thats a great looking plate. I have the same junky thermo on my ecb. If you don't want to buy a probe you could just get a cheap oven thermometer and make a note of what your smoker thermo reads in comparison to the oven thermo.
  12. waterboy

    waterboy Newbie

    Uh. . .NO!  Have you looked outside recently? It's a freakin blizzard here!  Thanks for all the comments guys.[​IMG]
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good man. Now do your self a favor, go get a NEW & GOOD thermo for the chamber temp, calibrate it, & get rid of that manufactor one.
  14. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    It does look good forsure !!!!!!! I just do not understand how you got it there so fast. My first one took me 16 hours....
  15. waterboy

    waterboy Newbie

    Well it was only 4.83 lbs, so maybe thats why it didn't take too long?  As you can see from the pics, it was really juicy, so not dried out or anything.
  16. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    That's what it's all about, nice job. [​IMG]  Ya got a nice ring, looks moist, and some great sides. [​IMG]
  17. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Roller, Sometimes the Smoke Gods just smile on you! [​IMG]