Pork Butt in MES

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bamasmoker, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. I need some help. I did a 8lb pork butt today in my 30" MES. I'm use to doing butts over wood smoked grills. How do I get the bark on the outside of my butts using a MES?
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually sear mine.
  3. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Plan on a longer smoke. The longer you take it over 165 internal without foiling, the more bark you will get. Make sure you have plenty of sugar in your rub since that is what caramalizes with the other spices to help form the bark. A good sweet spritz like apple juice helps as well. Depending on what flavor you are looking for a 50 - 50 mix of Yoshida's and beer is a great mop too!
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a good point.
    No rule that says you need to wrap a butt in foil until resting time/205 anyway.

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