2nd pork butt attempt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wchubick, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. wchubick

    wchubick Newbie

    My first one turned out pretty good. This one is a bit bigger at 15 lbs. hope I have the same results.

  2. chiskip

    chiskip Fire Starter

    Good luck. I'm just moving up to 8 lbs today...
  3. wchubick

    wchubick Newbie

    Well I think I have another success.


    I think that's a good smoke ring.
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great!  Nicely done...[​IMG]

  5. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    I see you have a gas smoker as well.  What temperature do you try to keep it at?? I am going to be attempting my first Butt on a similar smoker on Monday.  Do you utilize the water pan?


  6. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Adam, most of us go for slow and low and shoot for a smoker temp of 225*-250*.  At that temp you should plan on about 2hrs. per lb.  Alot of us here have switched from water to sand in our gassers.  Sand will help keep steadier temps, water will only get as hot as it boiling point then evaporate.  Refilling the water pan can become a real pain on long smokes.  What kind of gas smoker do you have?
  7. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    smoke hollow got it almost 5 years ago and in the last year been used the most. Thanks for the tips i will be getting sand. Do you wet the sand down at all??
  8. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope. I just cover it with foil to keep it from getting nasty. Been using the same sans since spring.

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