My First Pork Butt / Pulled Pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by colinx, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. I recently upgraded from a Big Easy Electric Smoker to the MES and smoked my first pork butt.  The MES worked great.

    The butt was 8.5 pounds but I decided to cut it in half since it was my first attempt.  I smoked it for 6 hours at 235, then wrapped it in foil and put it in the oven to get the IT to 203 (oven was more convenient and it was getting late).  The end result was perfect.  The wife and I love pulled pork.  We ate half and froze the other half for quick meals.

    I did a lot of reading on the forums here to find out the right times and temperatures, so thanks everyone!

    Also, I am now going to be on the lookout for good meat sales.  I got the pork butt for $1.99 a pound.  If anyone has any other "cheap" meat recommendations, let me know.  I haven't been able to find a good deal on brisket yet.

  2. That looks great! Their is no foul for finishing in the oven.

    Happy smoken.

  3. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looks great, and as David said, finishing in the oven is not a crime.
  4. smokin-q

    smokin-q Smoke Blower

    Good job!
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking pork!

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