4th of July Butt w/Surprise Ending! (Q-View)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by funkadelic73, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. I've always wanted to do a Q-View. Just now getting around to uploading pics.

    I always by my butts de-boned from Costco (they come two to a pack). This one came from a local butcher. Rub is local, too:


    Another shot of the butt. You can see the mustard in a few spots:

    I have been on a hickory kick lately:

    Soaking the wood:

    I must've taken 15 shots in an attempt to capture the thin, blue smoke. This is the best shot I got. You can KINDA see it:

    Butt went on at 8:00 p.m. I prefer to smoke overnight, so there's no reheating at lunch time. Here we are at 12:00 a.m.:

    I misted periodically with orange juice. I usually use apple, but I only had orange on hand.

    At 3:00, we hit 170. I foiled the butt, added some more OJ, and went back to bed:

    I believe it was 6:00 a.m. when we hit 205. Here is the butt at that time:

    After resting in the cooler for several hours, the butt FELL apart. There was little fat left, and it was so juicy I couldn't keep out of it. I pulled it with my hands, added some more rub, and we were ready to eat:


    The surprise ending? I also smoked some baby backs. Started those late in the morning. Didn't get pics of preparation, but here's the finished product:

    We ate, fell into comas, and woke in time for fireworks. :)
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's a beautiful thing when you can hardly see it and it is even harder to capture a pic of it.

    Butt and ribs looked great! Congrats on a wonderful smoke and nice Qview, better late than never.
  3. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice![​IMG]
  4. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice lookin smoke. I really like the looks of those bb ribs.[​IMG]
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job. Glad you finally were able to sharesome qview. Congratulations on a successful smoke. It all looks delicious.
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very very nice![​IMG]
  7. It all looks good.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That butt looks great specially with a side of ribs now thats eating. Great job funkadelic
  9. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    That's some good looking Q !!!!!!!!!

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