Pork Belly Burnt Ends for the weekend (Heavy Pics)

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texomakid

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Been a while since I contributed to the Smoking Meat BBQ scene. Been doing a lot of smoking but not much posting so.......

We had a busy weekend with several major projects around our place so I wanted to cook something that wouldn't require too much of my attention. I scored a pork belly last week at Sam's and this is how it went.

Loaded the Yoder 640 with a blend of Lumberjack 100% hickory & 100% Cherry. I do about 50/50 split and the aroma is insane. With many types of pellets tried over the years I always find my way back to Lumberjack.
Coated the square with a generous coating of SuckleBusters BBQ Rub that my sister gave me for Christmas. It's actually a really nice rub.
Placed on these racks just makes it easy on & off.
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With the 640 warmed up and set on 250° I slide these in for a nice round of that Hickory/Cherry smoke.
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They had the look after about 4 hours with an IT of around 190° which gave me time to get the rest of my deck demolition completed. Nothing like a beautiful day of projects with the occasional wiff of a smoker cooking goodies.
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I did a hybrid of several recipes on this cook and I decided to get them tender in aluminum pans. Added a little SuckleBusters Honey Finishing glaze, Raw Texas local honey, butter, & a little brown sugar. Cover and back in the cooker for about 1 1/2 hours @ 275°. That's Willy in the photo. He likes everything I cook. Best hype man in the business!
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Pulled both pans and I really like what I see. I then give them a little more finishing glaze and honey and back uncovered in for about 25 minutes @ 275° to get that nice caramelized glaze hopefully.
They look and smell really good at this point.
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Plated with the finest of paper eatery and there you have it! Served with fried zucchini, baked potato, & baked beans.
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Overall I enjoyed this cook and the final product. If I had to critique anything I'd like to hit just a little more savory on the flavor. I didn't think they were too sweet because they were delicious, just personal opinion of this flavor profile. Needless to say they were a hit with everyone. Even vacuums sealed a few of them for a pot of beans this week. Hope everyone has a great week. Keep them smokers fire up!
 
Great looking meal! And I'd be with Willy...Cheering ya on and waiting on my share.

Jim
 
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