4 butts for my smoker at $.99lbs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jrod62, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Schnucks put butts on sale for $.99lbs so four of them went in my smoker.

    Rub all mixed up

    love the price [​IMG]

    Chicken on sale same price as the butts.

    I like having them in pans to catch all the juice. and easy clean up in the smoker

    and when its time to foil just cover the pan and done.

    All rub up

    Using my gas smoker. So using the tube smoker for it. works great!!!!!!!

    Real easy way to get the pellets started.

    In the smoker. The tube smoker will go on the bottom rack. It will last for about 6 hours

    before I will have to reload it.

    Got them on around 6am

    Here they are after 13 hours in the smoker. Foil them and back in the smoker.

    Took around 18 hours to get done.

    All pulled . I defat the juice and pour most of it back onto the Pulled pork.

    The Rest of the juice I put in ice cubes trays to freeze.

    Did this last weekend . Just now getting them put on SMF.

    Smoke the chicken in the afternoon but didn't get any pictures

    Thanks for looking
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great JRod!!!

    Nice Job!!!

    Great Price!!  I haven't seen $0.99 for Butts around here for over 4 years!!!

    Question----Do you get plenty of smoke on the Butts, when you have them in the pan through the whole smoke?

    I was always afraid to do that, because I am a "Smoke-Hound".


  3. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bear, I've always wondered that as well.  I don't because of that reason.

    The ice trays are a great idea!  Thanks for sharing that.
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i love that ice tray idea! i'm going to have to give that a try. i'm assuming those are dedicated "pork trays" and they dont go back into ice use? LOL

    as for the pan...personally i would get at least 4 hours of "all around" smoke before putting in a tray.
  5. ps0303

    ps0303 Meat Mopper

    I thought about lighting the tube like you did.  So you loaded the tube and then put one of the starter cubes in the end and lit it up?  Such a great idea.
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been wondering about those lighting cubes myself!  Do tell!  Also...saving the juices in a ice tray....great idea.

  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking butts! Good tip on the lighting cubes.

    We vac pac our stock cubes. I package them in two cup increments. Pour the liquid into the trays from a measuring cup then you know how many cubes make a cup.

  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    PP looks delicious! Love thrice tray idea!

  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I think it does still get a lot of smoke, Done it both ways in the pan and on the rack, can't tell the differents. Fat cap down and try to leave room on all sides of the butts.

    Schnucks will run the sale a few times a year. Buy as many as I can when they do go on sale like that.
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks , as far as the ice trays they are "pork trays" or "Beef trays" only.

    I seen it on a thread  here a long time ago,( thinking it was one of  "Bear" threads) He has a lot of great ideas . Bet I have read every one of his posts over the last few years.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks JRod,

    I'll have to try the Pan method. My Dishwasher is 65 years old, and will be glad for less scrubbing.

  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    It works great. I'm to lazy to stand there holding the lighter on the pellets until they get burning good.

    fill the tube and put the cube at the end and lit iT and walk away AND finish whatever else I have going on.

    Then when I have to refill it I have a funnel that fits in the end of the tube and pour the new pellets in the tube.

    and back in the smoker it goes. Also use the cubes in the AMNPS.
  13. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for 'splainin'! Gonna try that next smoke.

  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just watched a UTube video of those starter cubes---Pretty neat !!!------- Works much like "C4"

    Shame we can't buy C4, it worked Awesome for heating up cans of C-Rations.

  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you want to place your Meat on fiol and still get a good all round smoking,try these :

     got them at Wally World...abput$2.

    Betteryet, use these with frog mats... will be ordering some soon.
  16. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sir that is one good dishwasher.   Mine gave up with the mess I make.... :)
  17. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks, I will have to get some of them

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