Got company comin. . . . 17lbs of butts, Fatty and ABT's

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stl-srt8, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. stl-srt8

    stl-srt8 Newbie

    I like big butts and I cannot lie. . . .sorry, couldn't help it. Just put them on the Traeger, more pics to follow and Apps tomorrow afternoon.


  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Looks like you're off to a great start! Keep us posted on the progress and don't forget the finish pics.
  3. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great Pictures. Looks like they are started out on the right path.

    Good luck on a successful smoke.

  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WoooHOO! Gonna slice or pull...or both?? They look delectable!
  5. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks Great.
  6. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    I am a sucker for butts...
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Butts!
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! Good luck with the smoke.[​IMG]
  9. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Like everyone said...looking good so far. Let us know how they turn out.[​IMG]
  10. stl-srt8

    stl-srt8 Newbie

    Gonna pull them. North Carolina Smammiches!! Complete with Cole Slaw and of course finishing sausce!

    So here was the rundown so far:

    2:00a - 100 degrees - started the apple juice spray/mop
    3:30a - 127 degrees - I think, I was half asleep! sprayed again
    4:40a - 142 degrees - sprayed again
    5:50a - 155 degrees - sprayed again
    etc etc.

    10:00a - 165 degrees - sprayed, and removed from smoker, now in the 225 degree oven for another 5-6hrs I'm sure.

  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmm, that looks excellent![​IMG][​IMG]
  12. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    Those are BEEAAUUTTIIFFUULL!! When's dinner?
  13. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yummo!!!!!!!!! Look fantastic....[​IMG]

  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow... POINTS for pretty! Yowsah!
  15. stl-srt8

    stl-srt8 Newbie

    Put the ABT's on at 4:30. Stuffed with cream cheese, crab meat and old bay, wrapped in bacon and done at 250ish for 2 hours. Mellowed them to perfect.

    Well at 2:45 the butts finally reached 205. I let them sit in the cooler until close to 7:00. They were still very hot! Prepared the finishing sauce and everyone chowed. Here is all that remains:

    Actually, we vacuum packed about 2lbs. All that was left from 17lbs to start. I'd say it was a success story, no question!

    Thanks again to you all on this forum. I have learned a lot and tweaked my extensive grilling/smoking technique even more!

    Merry Christmas to you all! Damn, speaking of that I have to do the Christmas Eve Beef Tenderoin! It's funny what happens when you get a reputation, the work never stops!!

  16. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Excellent coverage of the smoke. Everthing sounded and looked good. Points....

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