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Smoked Pork Boston Butt (Pulled Pork) via Hot n Fast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikenilson, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. mikenilson

    mikenilson Newbie

    Special Thanks to SmokinAl for his inspiration!

    After searching for direction for Smoking a Pork Shoulder and not finding exactly what I needed I decided to post this step by step guide. I could not find a previous post that answered all my questions. So here we go...

    Hot & Fast Method
    Smoked Pork Boston Butt 9 lbs. 5 oz.
    Sprayed with olive oil, applied my own special Dry Rub Recipe, wrapped in plastic wrap for at least 12 hours. When unwrapping I applied some more Dry Rub.
    Masterbuilt 30 inch Electric Smoker (MES)
    275 degrees Smoker Temp (upper 80’s outside temperature)
    Apple Juice/Water in water pan. (1/3 of a 64 oz. bottle + 12 oz. water)
    Foil Pan on the rack below Butt.
    Butt fat cap up.
    Smoked (Hickory/Apple mix) every hour for first 6 hours
    4 hours IT 153 degrees
    6 hours IT 176 degrees (added 1/3 of a 64 oz. bottle Apple Juice to water pan)
    7 hours IT 180 degrees
    8 hours IT 187 degrees (added last of 64 oz. bottle Apple Juice to water pan)
    9 hours IT 194 degrees
    10 hours 201 degrees
    Pulled it at IT 203 degrees after 10 hours 10 min.
    Let rest 2 hour wrapped in 4 layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, wrapped in 2 towels and put in a dry cooler.
    It turned out awesome! Very moist, nice bark and tasted great!
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  2. Nice looking pork!
  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is some fantastic looking PP!
    I love the color of the bark on the butt!
    Great work & congrats on making the carousel!
  4. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job, it looks great!
    Hot and fast on those big cuts, all the way for me! :)
  5. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks amazing! Who doesn't like a good pork butt? Congrats on being featured at the top.
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks Real Good from the Bear's Den!!
    Nice Job!

  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    MN, Great looking PP!
  8. Yep, hot and fast is the only way I’ll do pp now. Looks good!
  9. mikenilson

    mikenilson Newbie

    I am Honored! Thanks for the Support!
  10. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Really good looking PP, I'd eat a plate of that.

    Point for sure.

  11. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great looking pulled pork.....nice job!!
    Same with me, hot and fast all the way!!
  12. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking PP - Like!
  13. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great. I'd sure eat some of that PP.
    I'm a low and slow type but I agree that hot and fast is the only way to smoke big butts.
  14. E's Smokin

    E's Smokin Fire Starter

    That looks great , I think that's up for this weekend
  15. Zoe Chen

    Zoe Chen Newbie

    awesome!! i am hungry now
  16. Hawaiianbrian

    Hawaiianbrian Fire Starter

    Looks good. I have the mes 30 also I’ve heard to not use the water pan though since it gets so moist on its own. Also I use the amnps with pellets it makes it even easier to use that smoker. Food looks good makes me want to do one again
  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Very True---Putting liquid in a MES water pan does nothing good.

  18. mikenilson

    mikenilson Newbie

    I have not heard that. Everything I have ever smoked in my MES 30 I have used the water pan for. I do not inject or brine any of the meats I have cooked. I have even felt that a couple things I have smoked were a little dry. Without the water pan they would have been awful. Please explain?
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Do you have a Window in your MES?
    If so does it often get covered with condensation on the inside?
    That's because it is insulated so good that there is already too much moisture in an MES, without adding any to it.
    I haven't put any liquid in my water pan in 8 years, and never had anything come out dry because of it.
    The window fills with condensation & runs down the glass. I can wipe it dry, and it's filled up in less than a minute again.

    I forgot all the bad things about putting water in an MES water pan, because just knowing it doesn't do anything good is enough reason for me.

  20. mikenilson

    mikenilson Newbie

    No window. This is my smoker... When I've opened it during a smoke I've never felt that there was to much mositure.