First pork butt finished.

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Dec 20, 2016
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Savannah, Ga
Taking cues from multiple threads I attempted my first pork butt today.

Rubbed and let sit for 1.5 days.

Smoked for 16 hours. Ended up with a great tasting crust.

But in the end I didn't really get much smoke penetration.

Using my MES40 (stock)I fed it basically non stop. Used Mesquite chips. Was a thin white smoke the whole time.

Aside from grabbing an Amazen to make sure it's a more constant smoke what might I do?

Tastes great, really tender and the sauce I pieced together from a few different recipes on here (thank you) I can't complain too much but I was disappointed In the smoke.
 
Sometimes when you are around the smoke all day feeding the smoker, you become desensitized to the smoke.

The best way to tell if there is enough smoke on the meat is to try it again the next day.

I guarantee you will taste the smoke then.

Al
 
Sometimes when you are around the smoke all day feeding the smoker, you become desensitized to the smoke.
The best way to tell if there is enough smoke on the meat is to try it again the next day.
I guarantee you will taste the smoke then.

Al

Fair point, maybe my wife can give me fresh opinion at lunch.
The lack of color led me to assume my taste buds weren't foolin me but after a beer or six maybe I shouldn't trust my tastebuds.
 
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