1/2 Boston Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by brentman0110, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    I bought 2 butts the other day at Kroger for .99 a #. Had them split both in half for me to practice on. I rubbed the one I planned to smoke today with mustard for the bark and then some salt, pepper, brown sugar and paprika. Did not get it in until Noon, so, I could be in for a long day. Oh well, I got plenty of Jack and coke and football all day.

  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    since its cut in half, might not be as long as you think.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That should cook pretty fast, keep us updated!![​IMG]
  4. johnm160

    johnm160 Fire Starter

    Humm cut in half sounds like a pretty good idea to me.
  5. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    Hopefully, it is still 5lbs though.
  6. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    My butt after 3.5 hours. 110 degrees and looking fine!
  7. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lookin' yummy!
    Makin' me drool!
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice! Hopefully not too much longer, eh? Enjoy!

    POINTS for the splittin'/practicin'/experimentin' thing!
  9. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    Using Jim Beam BSauce mixed with Paprika, onion powder and brown sug that I got free with my bottles of booze to mop with.
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looking good Brent!
  11. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    Me thinks we have hit the pateau. We have now been at 150 for 1 hour. We are now at 5 hours.
  12. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If ya want to speed it up, wrap in foil.
  13. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    8 hrs in and at 185F. Been a little cold and rainy so it has affected the overall temp maintenance.
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh...never used it, but Ole Jim's in most of my mops and all my BBQ sauces anyway!
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    She should climb pretty quick now...yummm I got the munchies now!
  16. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    All in all it was a great smoke for only my second Butt. 8.5 hours to reach 200F. Pulled the pork and left it dry, my wife likes to add the sauce as she goes instead of pre-mixing it. She was wowed by the taste and how the mustard really added to the bark without a mustardy taste. Can't wait till this weekend to try something else!

  17. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Very good job you did there. Nice series of pictures and story.

    Glad it came out so well. From the looks, it should have been delicious.


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