Memorial Day Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bdskelly, May 26, 2014.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dear Madam,

    I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

    Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

    A. Lincoln

    God Bless America . b

    Sunday I was walking through the meet section. I actually had Turkey on my mind for the Memorial Day Dinner.  This pork butt was standing out in the crowd. ...Well marbled yet not took fatty...  BIG at 11 pounds.  Love at first sight.   So I hefted the thing into the buggy and headed to the checkout.  When I unwrapped it the butt was prettier than I could imagine   This is going to be good! 


    I'm going to inject it with pineapple juice for a fresh summertime flavor. 


    And here it is injected with pineapple and a good dusting of Jeff's Rub.  Looks like Pork Candy!

    It's 8 pm on Sunday night. I'm putting it the MES @ 225 and for the smoke i'll use a full tray of hickory pellets in the Amaze N Smoker. 


    It's 8am Sunday morning and the IT is 155.  I'll mop with pineapple juice and seasonings and let it reach 165 before I foil it.

    More later! 

    b
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After 16 hours I have an IT of 165.  Very pretty! About time to foil this Butt!

     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm pretty sure I can smell it. It looks AWESOME!!!
     

  4. That thing is coming along perfect man!  [​IMG]
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's lookin dang tasty Brian.... :2thumbs:
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ..And I'll whip up a batch of Chef JJ's finishing sauce.  Great stuff!  Thanks for sharing JJ!

     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. Sounds like a Memorial day meal to remember is on the way.

    Disco
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At almost 19 hours this butt finally hit an IT of 198. Whew..!  The longest time I've ever smoked a butt. I'm going to let it sit for an hour before the pull. 

     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you my friend!
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much B.  That thing had a mind of its own.  But it is finally done!  I'll pull it in just a bit. 
     
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  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Justin.  We will see how the pull goes.  I'm giving it a rest right now to let it suck up some of those juices
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Disco, Its always nice that you're watching.  Thank you B
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoked perfectly...


    With a little splash of Chef JJ's sauce to enhance the pork. Outstanding!


    In closing I'd like to give a Memorial Day "thank You" to my friends that have served in our military ( you know who you are) and to those who have family that served to protect this wonderful country. 

    God Bless America.

    Brian 
     
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  14. That right there is some good looking pulled pork Brian!  [​IMG]   Great color & seems to be nice & juicy  [​IMG]   Good smoke man!  [​IMG]
     
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you my friend   Turned out pretty good. 
     
  16. flyfish

    flyfish Fire Starter

    Looks awesome.
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks fly! and welcome to the forum!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  18. Send some my way! Lol. The family ate the rest of my little bitty one today.:th_crybaby2:
     
  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke Brian. Colors is right on target!. 19 hours of low and slow, I think the anticipation only builds the taste buds titillation!

    Dang nice job.

    BTW how 'bout that pineapple? Big difference? Did it really stand out?

    Great looking smoke.
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a damn fine smoke bro ! Great job ! The pulled pics were awesome too ! :banana_smiley: :beercheer:
     

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