16 pork butts and 27 racks of ribs. Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by diesel, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    I will be smoking with Oak and Hickory today. 


    This is about where I keep the damper for 200 degrees.  On a cold day I have to open up to about an inch. 


    I made up about 2 gallons of rub.  


    Missed the pict of rubbing the butts. But here is the ribs.  I add dark brown sugar to my rub.  I use 2 to 1 sugar to rub.


    The butts have been on for about 2 hours.  Ribs on and ready.  I will be doing two rounds of ribs.. I didn't want to crowd the smoker to much.  I also have to watch the firebox side.  It seems to run a little warmer on that end.  Never mind the top rack, I had to make a quick adjustment when the weld broke but it worked.  I guess I will be doing some smoker maintenance next weekend.


    Ribs after spending an hour in the cooler.


    cross section.  They turned out great!


    Second round of ribs are on and the butts are looking good!  I started the smoke at 8:30am.  I took them off and put into the cooler around 10:30pm .  Kept the temp around 200 degrees except when I had the ribs on. I raised it to around 225.


    I like to wrap the butts in a pan together.  I just cover this with foil and leave on the smoker for till they hit 200 IT.  Then they go into a cooler.  I have a big 64quart fishing cooler that I use.  The juice is used when I wrap them for storing.


    going in the foil.


    About 1 cup of the juice.


    all wrapped up and in the fridge.


    I need to use a camera next time.  This is all with my phone.  I'll try harder next time.  I wanted to show most of my process.  It makes for a long day.  I usually have my neighbor help with this but he was out of town this time.  

    Thanks for looking!
  2. tdwester

    tdwester Fire Starter

    Looking great!!!!!!
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is a busy day for sure - Looking great
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG], makes for a busy day cooking all that but well worth the work
  5. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    Dang!  I'm tired just thinking about how much work that was. It looks like it all turned out good though. [​IMG]
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like you were a little Hungry!...Nice Q...JJ
  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great !!!! got to love a full smoker !!!
  8. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    WOW..........Need i say anymore
  9. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Now thats a lot of meat, great job!
  10. smokinal

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

    WOW that was impressive!
  11. Long day...great food! Thanks for info and pics, I'm still mulling over doing a butt.
  12. smoketexring

    smoketexring Fire Starter

    That's it?  That's all you did?  I can eat that up for lunch.  Try 16 hogs.  That'll keep you hopping.  LOL!!!! J/K

    Looking good bro.  Man, that's a helluva lot of work.  Congrats!
  13. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for all the comments... There will be a lot of happy super bowl fans eating BBQ this Sunday night. 
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    was it hard getting all those butts through the 140 zone in time?
  15. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic


     I checked the temp at about 4 hours and some on the end were 135 and the ones closer to the firebox end were at 145.  I don't really worry about that 4 hours 140 degs temp that much.  I don't poke the meat and most of the time when the butts are finished they are frozen and brought back to temp and pulled.  Those little bugs are killed.  But, over all the RF smoker temps are high enough to get them to 140 in time.  I am really pleased with my reverse flow.. I would recommend that smoker style to anyone.  Heck I can crank that think up and do a fantastic pizza.  I have achieved as high as 700 degrees.  Really tests out my welds. haha..
  16. sam3

    sam3 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job Diesel!  That's gonna be one heck of a party on Sunday night!
  17. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic


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