Here goes...First butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by papad, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. papad

    papad Smoke Blower

    Picked up a package of butts at Sam's a few days ago. This will be a new experience for me. About 15lbs. for the pair. I don't know what the individual weights were, but one was a bit larger than the other.

    Well, here it is about 5:00am and it is cold and dark out here. Quite windy too. Hope I won't have too much trouble with the temps.

    Here are the butts all rubbed and just put in the smoker:

    Stay tuned, there will be more to come.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start [​IMG]
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good morning and good luck.
  4. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    I wonder what our neighbors must think while they're rolling out of bed, and we're cooking dinner? [​IMG]
  5. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you're off to a good start. I'll be checking back for more qview.
  6. they look very good indeed!

  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look good to me, great start, keep the Qview coming...[​IMG]
  8. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good to start...[​IMG] What kind of wood are ya using????
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything look great so far but how are you smoking it are you gonna foil it and what temp will you pull it from the smoker. Just a couple of questions and I will stop back bye and check in on you soon. [​IMG]
  10. seandje

    seandje Fire Starter

    That's where I get my butts and they turn out very good.

    I weighed them a couple of times. The large one is always around 10-11 pounds and the small one around 4-5 pounds. One finishes early and you can start eating it sooner. [​IMG]
  11. papad

    papad Smoke Blower

    Ok, here it is about 5-1/2 hrs. later. This whole time the small one has been ahead of the larger one. Now all of a sudden, it's the other way around. Go figure. I didn't expect to be this far along already. I was expecting them to stall at around 150 - 160, but they just sailed through. They are both at 163 at the time of this post. Would they stall at a higher temp? Anyway here's some Q-View:

    mballi3011: My plan is to pull them off the smoker at 170 - 175 and foil them and put them back in until they hit 200 - 205.

    Oneshot: I am using a combination of hickory and apple. Hoping it comes out good.

    This is what they look like at 163:

    Going to run out and see if they are ready for foil yet. I'll be back.
  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Good...[​IMG]
  13. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    so far so good. What are you spritzing with?
  14. papad

    papad Smoke Blower

    Just plain apple juice. Wow, that went fast! Three hours after foiling they both hit 204 at the same time. If they stalled at all, I think I missed it. They're all wrapped up in towels and sitting in the cooler now.

    More Q-View when I take them out to pull.
  15. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good! Great job on the Qview too!
  16. papad

    papad Smoke Blower

    I went and took a nap while the butts were resting in the cooler. (4 hrs.) When I took them out they were still way to hot to handle. Had to let them cool just a little. Here's the first one out:

    The other one looks just like it, so I didn't take any pictures of it. Now here's the part everyone is waiting for. Two pans full of PULLED PORK!

    We couldn't keep our hands off of it while we were pulling it. I'm surprised there is any left for our meal. It came out extremely tender and juicey. Almost pulled itself while we were sitting there watching.

    I have to say, I am very very pleased how this came out for my first try. Now if you will excuse me, I'm hungry and I'm going to get myself a couple of sammies.

    Thanks for watching!
  17. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice.........[​IMG]
  18. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job, makes you feel good doesn't it?[​IMG]

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