Ribs & My first Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by osbjdawg, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    Doing some ribs and my first pork butt today.  I've done ribs many times so that's no problem, but this butt is something new.  I've read a lot on here so I should be alright.  If not I'll be asking.

    I'll be posting pics as I go.

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    Rubbed & Ready

    More to come soon.
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    From what I can tell it looks like it is a pretty small lean butt so it shouldn't take to long.
     
  3. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    I wanted to do a small one for my first try... just so if I mess it up.
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will be just fine. It will just get done a bit quicker which isn't at all bad.
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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  6. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    Started off a little rough. Temp dropped to 175.  Trying to keep it @ 225.

    All good now.

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    225*

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    1hr.   (know not to peek, just had to.)
     
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bad Bad. No peaking!!!
     
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL, nothing wrong with a sneak peak. Just remember it usually adds time to the smoke.
     
  9. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    Just got stung by a bee.   Guess I shouldn't peak... That's my punishment. 

    Having a hard time with my temp.  Never had this prob.  Guess it happens.
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Osbjdawg,[​IMG],peeking huh[​IMG]   Well,they look good anyhow;[​IMG]  Let you off with a warning this time[​IMG]

    Have fun and...
     
  11. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter


    Thanks for just a warning!  Now we got rain and storms moving in.  It will be my first time smokin' in the rain. BUTT the show must go on!!!!
     
  12. smokinal

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

    Hang in there Buddy!

    It looks good so far!
     
  13. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    I'm getting ready to foil the ribs. I usually use apple juice, but my son drank it all this morning.   Any other suggestions?   I was thinking beer, cuz that's what I got in my hand. Only other option  is root beer, or iced tea.
     
  14. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    Here's my view.

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    AND my helper.

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  15. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    From my experience any type of soda or juice will work. Heck beer will work to. Or a lot of time I don't put anything. When I coat them in brown sugar, butter and honey in the foil I don't add any liquid at all because those ingredients will make lots of liquid in there.
     
  16. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter


    Thanks for the help.  I added just a touch of iced tea, maybe 1/8 of a cup. We'll see..
     
  17. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    Butt is @ 177* .  I didn't foil it.  What is a good temp to take it off?  gonna pull it.  190*?,  200*?
     
  18. smokinal

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

    200-205. Check it with a toothpick or your temp probe in a few places.

    When they go in with no resistance it's ready.
     
  19. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter


    Thanks,  I'll try that. So glad to have a place to ask some questions. 
     
  20. osbjdawg

    osbjdawg Fire Starter

    just a quick update..

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    Butt is warming up.

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    Temp on the smoke was 257*  Didn't a quick peak would hurt.  Wanna cool it down.

    We'll see.

    Thanks to everyone foe the advise!!
     

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