Sunday's Smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hawgheaven, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry for the late post... very busy weekend! My bro-in-law is in the hospital for some serious heart related issues, so we have had folks in and out since Saturday.

    Anyway, during the mayhem, I managed to fire up the CG and smoke up butt for some of the most awesome pulled pork sammiches to date! Saturday, I rubbed it with Jeff's rub, slathered it in yellow mustard and cellophaned it in the fridge overnight.

    Got up at 6 AM Sunday, fired up the coals and got my beloved up to 225-235, then threw on a single chunk of guava wood. I'll tell ya', the more I play with that wood, the more I like it! Very smooth, smokey flavor, leaning toward mesquite. The wood has an oily, sappy residue that escapes it at first, which produces a bit of heavy smoke, but soon turns to the thin blue. But, I digress...

    Butt hit the grates at 6:50 AM, temps were unstable so I decided to try the tuning plates again. That settled it down, I was able to keep a constant 230-ish all day. The butt hit a plateau for a short period of time, then went on it's merry way to the 165 mark. I wrapped it in foil at that point, then back to the grates to reach a 200 temp. Wrapped it up and let it sit for an hour, then pulled it.

    Along with the butt, I put together some avocado ABT s, red cabbage slaw, grilled sweet corn, and my lovely bride built some of her world famous tater salad. All-in-all, we had a wonderful feast for our guests.

    Again, I apologize for the lousy Q-View... I still have not remedied the sucky camera situation. I only got 2 shots of the pig, nothing else I'm afraid... it was a crazy day. The first pic 3 hours into it, the second is at 1 hour.... got 'em back-asswards.

    BTW, as I am typing this, my bro-in-law just got out of surgery and all went very well... WOOOOHOOOO!!!! [​IMG]
  2. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great news on the Bro-in-Law[​IMG]
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great news. looks like a good smoke w/out t all the pics.
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to hear things went well!
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Marty -

    I'm happy to hear you brother-in-law did well in surgery. May the lord grant him a painless and speedy recovery - Amen

    Inspite of it all you made some nice butts! Now if you can ever learn to use that bloody camera! [​IMG]
  6. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good news and a great smoke in the same day. Life is surely good at times.
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL! Who's Marty...? [​IMG]

    It ain't me, the camera is the problem... it is an el-cheapo POS that has NO adjustments anywhere, very outdated and just plain ol' crap. I have tons of Nikon gear, which ain't digital... all film. I am looking for a digital body at a reasonable price so I can use all my lenses and accessories. Then look out...

    Stay tuned... [​IMG]
  8. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone for all the well wishes and prayers... my bro-in-law is doing good so far! [​IMG]

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