Todays Ongoing Smoke.Pork Butt Experiment

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alx, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Windy and cold on the bay today.Had a 6 pound butt from a twin pack that i made sausage with the better half....

    Injected her last night with 1 cup apricot nectar juice,worchestishire,small amount salt.1/2 cup water..3 types of my dehydrated pepper powders.(Ancho,mirasol,chimayo)

    She held 1 pound of injection after weighing.

    Rubbed with mainly my paprika and 3 other pepper powders,plus small amount garlic,celery,onion salts and small amount cane sugar etc...

    The water pan fixins

    Order of Billowing White Smoke is dissapating...Using a chunk cherry,pecan,apple and red oak

    Christmas tree is happy.Bout a 8 footer this year....

    Putting the meat on once the TBS is pumping...5 minutes or so...

    Taking the Butt to 180 degree unfoiled and then the experimentation begins....
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice one Alex, sounds like a really good injection and that was a beautiful rub!
    Hope the kitty didn't try to take a bite.
  3. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    That looks delicious. Can't wait to see more Qview!
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    4 hours in and looking good.I did manage to clip the lower right edge with the lid though...I will probe butt at 5 hour mark...Looking for 180 degree..

    Had a green-chile fattie sandwich for lunch

    Cant believe i am still shucking dry beans from fall garden

    Made up a extra large batch of egg noodles.They freeze excellent.

    Grabbed a Leek out of garden for later..
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sure looks good. The rub looks like a sure winner.
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Alex, can't wait to hear what you think about the apricot nectar injection...
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Knowing you alex your butt will just ooooze some goody orange nectar. That sound like you need to go get a shot there alex. I cann't wait to see how it turns out. Great job so far. If you need some medical advice you can just call me the wife will let you know whats wrong.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hee Heh..feeling fine mark....At the 6 hour mark she is 170 degree.With wind chill i decided to foil her...Windy as heck and cold.....Gonna pull her off at 183 degree and start my experiment...
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Alex, very nice PPB you got going on and I really liked the looks of your jalapeno fattie. Well done, my friend!

  10. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    Looks great.
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    The cat pic is classic. LMAO
  12. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Experiment was a winner.I had to take my mom for a routine check-up and started late,so i ended up foiling.....

    The plan was to pull at 185 degree(which i did) for slicing and i was gonna try something like burnt ends with some- or jims(fire it up) pastrami bits....

    Here she is after unfoiling....Got a little dark wear foil was touching...
    Next time bark will be stiffer,but time constraints and foiled...

    Let her rest an hour and bone came out with a strong tugg

    Here is the meat near bone i was gonna cube and pan smoke and braise,but no need it was tender and moist...

    Sliced the main part of the butt.Truely tender as could be...

    The MONEY MUSCLE was fantastic and tender.Would turn that in at any comp i have been part of over the years..

    I made egg noodles earlier in thread for a butt stroganoff

    Made a nice gravy with the butt fat and fresh veggies

    Had about 2 pounds of tender butt left that can go right on sanwiches...

    The Apricot nectar juice acts as a tenderizer and was nice and sweet.The whole recipe has maybe tablespoon of salt and sugar and the pork really stands out....Nice back heat from my peppers...Real happy with slicing a butt for the first time in years....Nice change fromm the pulled...
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some nice looking stuff, Alex! I'd take some of that in a heartbeat.
  14. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking great Alex...Nice job
  15. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As usual Alex another fine smoke.[​IMG]
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Alex...[​IMG]
  17. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent job Alex, thanks for sharing the Q-view it looks great.
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent. Love the injection. I'm giving out some points for sure. Oh yeah, love that cat picture.

  19. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Another view!
  20. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks fantastic!!!!! I absolutely love stroganoff!!!!! [​IMG]

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