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My best pork butt!

danigirl021

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Decided to try something a bit different that what I normally do. Soaked an almost 9 pound pork butt in apple juice and apple cider vinegar over night. Rubbed it with my x-mas exchange gift (thanks phatbac!!!) apple and peach rub together. Smoked it up on my WSM. Went about 9 hours at 250, wrapped her up at about 175 and finished her around 350. Let her rest for an hour and pulled it apart. Usually would let it sit a bit longer, but the house was hungry. Great pull, texture, moisture, and flavor.
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It looks good congrats on a fine job I'm sure the house enjoyed it
 

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Amazing looking butt..sorry if that sounds funny.:emoji_joy:

I've injected them with apple juice "butt" never thought of soaking one overnight in A.J. I might have to give that a try next time I smoke one up.

Thanks for the great idea and great looking bark.
Dan
 

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Decided to try something a bit different that what I normally do. Soaked an almost 9 pound pork butt in apple juice and apple cider vinegar over night. Rubbed it with my x-mas exchange gift (thanks phatbac!!!) apple and peach rub together. Smoked it up on my WSM. Went about 9 hours at 250, wrapped her up at about 175 and finished her around 350. Let her rest for an hour and pulled it apart. Usually would let it sit a bit longer, but the house was hungry. Great pull, texture, moisture, and flavor. View attachment 488132
Looks great. What was your ratio of apple juice to apple cider vinegar?
 

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One question I wanted to ask, but forgot. Did you get any mushy meat? I would have thought the ACV would have broken down a layer or so of meat marinating overnight.

Chris
 

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All Looks Excellent, Girl !!
Nice Job!
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danigirl021

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Amazing looking butt..sorry if that sounds funny.:emoji_joy:

I've injected them with apple juice "butt" never thought of soaking one overnight in A.J. I might have to give that a try next time I smoke one up.

Thanks for the great idea and great looking bark.
Dan
If you soak it overnight let me know what you think.
 

danigirl021

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Looks great. What was your ratio of apple juice to apple cider vinegar?
Great question and I should have clarified that. I used about 3/4ths the bottle of apple juice and half cup of apple cider vinegar. I believe the bottle of apple juice was 36 oz. I will double check and let you know.
 

danigirl021

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One question I wanted to ask, but forgot. Did you get any mushy meat? I would have thought the ACV would have broken down a layer or so of meat marinating overnight.

Chris
Great question. When pulling it, I noticed some mushy spots on the bottom but that is also where the fat cap was. I smoked it fat cap down because my heat source comes from underneath. Possibly could have been been from the ACV but didn't pay close enough attention to that to tell. I didn't realize ACV would break down the meat like that to make it mushy so thanks for the tip. I will have to read up more on that.
 

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