New member first attempt at a butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by randy crook, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. So I picked up a smoker yesterday from sams club, it the 40 in masterbuilt. Figured I would try and break it in with this 7.5 lb butt.

    This is what I used for a rub:
    2T lawrys southwest sweet & smokey
    2T turboado sugar
    2T light brown sugar
    2t black pepper
    2t Cajun seasoning
    1t chili powder
    1t Cheyenne pepper
    1t celery salt
    1t ground mustard
    1t thyme

    Going to put it on around 8 tomorrow morning, then go play some Cornhole for a couple hours.

    I will post some updated pics tomorrow when I get back to to the house.

    Wish me luck, lol...

    Happy smokin',

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  2. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Randy, don't forget to season your new smoker before smoking the butt.

    You will love the smoker, there are so many things you can make.

    Have fun!  [​IMG]
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome aboard Randy!

    Congrats on the new smoker & good luck with the butt!

  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice rig.  Looks like an awesome start! B
  5. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start, Randy.  You're going to love the MES 40.

  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to the results!

    Welcome to the madness.
  7. This is what's been going on:

    Got it wrapped in foil now, IT 180, getting close

  8. Getting close

  9. So the pork is finished and omg, probably the best pulled pork I've ever had, this stuff was so moist and so good.... Pulled it at around 198/199, and let it rest for one hour on the nose, and I'm am hooked... Everyone including the wife said this stuff was good... Thank you guys

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  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's great that you got such good results on your first try with a new smoker!

    The PP looks delicious!

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  11. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Congrats on your new smoker and WTG on that first (of many) butt!! Looks real good!!
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  12. Looks great! Congrats on the new smoker and good luck on many more smokes!

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  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker Randy! That pulled pork looks like it turned out terrific...nicely done! Thumbs Up

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  14. I have 2 MES'; both 30". You're going to love it. Recommend the AMPS mod so you don't have to re-fill the wood chip holder every 30-45 minutes.
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  15. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Glad your first smoke turned out great!. You do realize I hope that after you've had some PP made on your own smoker that you are forever addicted.


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  16. What is this AMPS mod... I think it would help out a lot, lol
  17. Thanks everyone for the kind words... I can't believe it took me so long to actually get a smoker and start smoking my own... I am going to be hooked, lol... Already looking to do a brisket or some ribs next...
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Randy, that is way better than my first pork! Point!

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  19. Check out its a smoke mod generator. I use it pretty much all the time especially on long smokes. Also great for cold smoking on your MES:

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  20. Awesome, thank you... I will definitely have to get this

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