This is my first time.......WSM's Gone Wild - Pulled Pork, ABT's, and Dutch's Beans - Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by big twig, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    First smoke on the WSM yesterday (Sunday 4-17-11) went pretty well. There is sure some smoke leakage from the fire door and the lid but it really didn't mess up the temperatures and people have said it will seal itself in due time. Well on with the show and sorry about the picture quality, our good camera was broken by the wife's friend so these were taken with my cell phone.

    Got a Butt weighing in at 5.14 lbs (only 3-4 people showing up for the practice smoke so it was big enough)


    Rub consisting of:

    Pinch of salt

    Black & white pepper


    Ancho chili powder

    Hot, Sweet & Smoked paprika

    Brown Sugar

    Garlic powder

    Onion Powder

    Dash of Old Bay


    Scored the fat cap deep to let smoke in but I love the fat so no trim involved


    mustard and rub on with an injection of apple juice and butter


    Wrapped & Ready for nap


    Next up Abt's and yes I love them but I also love Heat so I decided to add some Habaneros to the mix


    New WSM Ready to go with Kingsford blue,  Hickory & Apple wood chunks


    After and hour probed the meat


    Time for BBQ sauce made with:



    Cider Vinegar

    Brown sugar

    Red pepper flakes

    Onion powder

    Chili Powder

    S & P

    Garlic powder

    Celery salt

    Liquid smoke




    A little TBS


    Sorry I didn't get the process of the ABT's and beans. Had a battle with wind and the smoker started running hot (I learned a lot about the WSM in this practice smoke, that's why I had one).

    ABT's out. The Japs always lose heat that's why I tried the Habs and I will tell you they don't lose anything. Sooo good!





    Broke up to cool before pulling




    Pulled finished with a soflaquer style of sauce and ready for dinner along with beans (sorry no sammy view had to rush and clean and get the wife home so she could her beauty sleep, not like she needs but but happy wife happy life)



    Thanks for watching! Next time I hope I have a camera that takes better pictures. I have a big party (for my b-day) coming up so look out for more.

  2. Great job on your first smoke with your new WSM Twig. Everything looks very tasty. I bet those habaneros woke people up when they bit into those ABT's.[​IMG]
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !!!!
  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Everything looks tasty!!! Nice job!!
  5. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, only 1 of my brothers had the guts to try the habanero with me, I guess he liked the fire because he ate a second one. I really liked it and will do it again, but I am a chili head.

    Thanks Roller & les3176. Everything was really good. I am glad to be able to smoke again and the WSM was a good choice.
  6. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Looks like you did a great job [​IMG]
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Twig!

    That ALL looks AWESOME!

    Gotta love those little fat cubes on top!

    If you wouldn't have told us these pics were from your cell phone, I would have never known!!!!!


  8. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks fife!

    Bear, I love the fat cubes. You can break them off and it really tastes like bark butter because the fat is rendered so much. I break them up and mix it in with the pulled pork, of course after I get myself to stop snacking on them!
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---A man after my own heart. Sounds like exactly what I would do with those tasty little morsels!

  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great... Nice Job...
  11. smokinal

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

    It really looks great Twig. I'm with you on the fat cubes, they really are delicious. I guess anything in moderation is OK. Well it looks like the maiden voyage was a great success, and the more experience you get with the WSM the better it will get.
  12. graniteman

    graniteman Smoke Blower

    nice job, look yummie, great showing.  continue to share with us
  13. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Beer-B-Q, SmokinAl & graniteman, I hope I can get another smoke in this weekend before my big party but it looks like more rain. I just hope it's gone by the 30th cause to many people are coming so I can't have a rain delay. Rain drives me crazy.
  14. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  15. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Twig! Glad to see the WSM is working well for you. If you put some hinges on two medium chunks of plywood you can make a foldable wind screen that helps on windy days.
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll never forget your first

  17. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't stop now your on a roll!! Looks great!
  18. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Twig, nice smoke!! I like to see shiny new WSM's on there maiden smoke. I almost had to put on sunglasses from the glare!!!
  19. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys! I can't wait to fire that bad boy back up! I have to try to figure out how much I can fit on there now. Pork butts, ABT's, maybe some ribs, I have no idea. I know I have 40-50 people to feed with the help of the grill and chili cooker. [​IMG]
  20. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit


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