1st Butt w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by solar, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey everyone, looks like there's a couple of us smoking butts today. [​IMG]

    I went and prepped the butt last night, I bought it Wednesday from Oneco's and they vacuum sealed for me so it wouldn't spoil. Funny thing was when I unwrapped it, I saw all this black all over the meat, I started to freak for a second, then realised that it was wrapped in black heavy paper, whew. [​IMG]



    I applied my rub which was mostly brown sugar, with garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, and chili powder.



    Wrapped it up really tight in plastic wrap and back in the fridge overnight.



    Then this morning it was off to the smoker at about 9am. Then when it hit 100° I gave it a good spraying with my apple juice, maple syrup, white wine, and Dr. Pepper mixture.



    It's looking pretty good so far, and I really like using the RO Lump, I'm using so much less fuel than before.

    More pics to come!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks like you off to a great start, cant wait!!!
     
  3. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Keep 'em coming Solar. All looks good so far
     
  4. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys, I'm at 133° @ 1:17pm, got started about 9am, the bone looks like it's starting to seperate from the meat.
     
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Looks good. I'll be doing one tomorrow if the storm has moved on.
     
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks really good. I may have to try your mop recipe.

    Gonna be another 6 hrs or more probably. Just be patient and relax.
     
  7. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    congrats on your first butt, you'll be making more I am sure. Can't wait to see the finished product.[​IMG]
     
  8. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. I have the whole day to chill, I have a full fridge of beer, and a butt on the smoker, I'm in full relax mode. [​IMG]

    krusher, I'm using all the tips you gave me, so glad I saw your butt (wierd saying that) and how good it looked, hope mine is as good. [​IMG]
     
  9. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    kinda like ..I showed you mine, now you show me yours...right?

    I am glad you are trying one out, you are gonna love it.
     
  10. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm really looking forward to some pulled sammies tonight, I have SoFlaQuers finshing sauce ready to go.

    I'm going to be throwing some corn on in a hour and some shrimp and crab stuffed portabella's later on for a snack. [​IMG]
     
  11. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You guys still getting effects from Fay? My friend in Inverness got a lot of rain, it filled up his pond that's been close to empty all summer. [​IMG]

    We're still getting some effects, clear and sunny one minute, pouring rain like crazy the next, still though, we got really lucky here and at least the wind has died down. As I'm typing I hear thunder rolling a few miles away.
     
  12. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I think I've hit my stall, been hanging at 154 ish for a while.



    Still looking good to me though.



    I'm in it for the long run, and will be putting the snacks on in a bit,
     
  13. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks really good Solar! Get comfy and be patient!
     
  14. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I think the stall has finally broke, slowly rising, yeah.

    Made some snacks, to get me through the stall, Portabella Crab Stuffed Shrooms and Old Bay Beer shrimp.

    Here's the shrooms, lay them out and brush with EVOO and stuff with crab mixture.






    Yummy

    The shrimp are de-viened but I leave the shell on, then soak in a beer and Old bay mixture for about 15 minutes and double skewer.
     
  15. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    2 hours later and just a 4° increase, cooking temps pegged at 225°, this sound normal?
     
  16. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just mopped it with the spray, looks like it's expelling fat, and I'm guessing this is good. (?)
     
  17. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good solar. I bet those shroons and shrimp are tasty too.[​IMG]
     
  18. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the complements, and yes they were good!! [​IMG]
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Solar everything looks wonderful!
     
  20. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thank you cowgirl [​IMG], I'm starting to wonder if I need to just pull this butt and finsih it in the oven because it's been stalled for almost 2 hours?
     

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