Gettin ready for the FOURTH!!!

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smokin lou

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Jun 28, 2007
Chesapeake, VA
Well I am doing a smoke tonight and using some of the tips I picked up here. Will be doing 2 Butts. This is the first time I am trying the mustard with the rub over it. I am also going to try the technique of wraping in foil for 2 hours.

Butts out of the package:

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Smeared with mustard and rub:

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Will be putting them on my MES at about 8PM. Will post more PIX tomorrow as thing progress.




Smokin Lou, I did my first butts last Saturday the same way. mustard and rub and foiled the last 1 1/2 hours. Turn out great and pulled like butter. Looks like your off to a good start. Keep the q-views coming. I just put 2 more butts on this morning.
Lookin good Lou, before you start smokin, re-rub those butts and cover all them blank spots
You will be very happy with the bark that is formed
4th of july and butts it just rolls off the tounge.. the mustard slather is supposedly for nothing more than to hold the rub but personally i think it does add to the flavor and the bark. i will be prepping a 9# butt for tommorrow and i will be using a wasabi mustard...
This all sounded great, so I went an got some stuff to smoke.

I ended up getting 2 racks of BBR's, doing them 2-2-1 with my own rub. Also have a merinated brisket I got from a local shop. Their merinade is very good, so I'm really excited to see how the brisket comes out smoked. It's only the flat, so I'm going to have to figure out how to do that without drying it too badly. I also have a couple of their merinated pork chops and some metts. Not sure if all that will go in the smoker or if I do some on the grill. Also planning on doing some corn and maybe some taters on the grill as well. (Not sure if there'll be room in the smoker for those.)

have a Happy 4th everyone!!
all this talk of smoking & pics of grub. i wasn't going to cook tomorrow but i broke down & got some chicken 1/4s(6-8 of them) thawed & about to rub for tomorrow. i think i'll use 1/2 of them to make my chix enchilada casserole. i'll post the recipe in the recipes shortly.
Looks great smokin Lou! Have a great holiday!
GSG I'd love to see that enchilada recipe!
You got it going on, Lou. Sounds like a plan to me. I love pulled pork and it looks like you got some good times ahead of you.
They look like they will be mighty tasty. Enjoy! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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