$5.00 Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by swampwolf, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. swampwolf

    swampwolf Newbie

    A bit ago we went to Winn Dixie and they had a spacial on Butts buy $30 worth of grocery's and take your pick of any Boston butt for $5, found a nice 12 pounder and froze it. A few weeks ago the Kids and Grand kids came down so I figured its time to put that Butt to good use.

    A little apple juice and then the usual suspects for a dry rub. I don't really measure how much of what, just what I think might be good today.

    Rubbed up, wrapped up and ready for the fridge for 24 hours.

    Broke out the old E.C.B. fired it up to 225 deg. (in reality its a E.C.B. so anything between 225 and 290 is good!) Used apple chunks and smoked for about 6 hours. This is what it looked like at 18:30 hours right before I wrapped it and put it in the oven at 225 deg. The stuff in the water pan is cut up apples onions and garlic. Not sure if that makes a difference in the taste or not. When I wrapped it for the oven I did add about a cup and a half of apple juice to the pan. And that I know makes a difference!

    About 11:00 the next day it finally reached 200 deg. I did have something strange go on that I have never had before, and that was two stalls. The first one was at around 150 deg that lasted about 2 hours and then I had a second stall at 180 deg that lasted about an hour. Out of the oven. out of the pan double wrapped with foil and a blanket, and put to bed in the ice chest for 5 hours. Once the pan juices cooled I put it in a gravy fat separator to use later. Had two shots of that juice and that was some fine stuff!

    Kids and Grand kids got in so it was time to take it out of the ice chest.

    Pulled and mixed with the saved juice. Everybody but me had it with buns and slaw, I like mine heaped on my plate with sauces on the side!!

    Everybody thought it was pretty darn good but personally I don't know what was better the meat or the price!!!

    Thanks for looking!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty Looking Smoke!

  3. swampwolf

    swampwolf Newbie

    Thank you it was enjoyed by all, this is my first post with pictures, not as easy to take good food pictures as I thought! Some folks on this site are pretty darn good at it. You know its good when you see the pictures and it makes you want to pull it off the computer and put it in your mouth!
  4. ez2b

    ez2b Newbie

    Looks awesome I did the same thing this weekend
  5. smokinal

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

    Great job with the PP!

    It really looks moist & tender!

    Super post!!


  6. swampwolf

    swampwolf Newbie

    Thank you ez2b and SmokingAl! It was a very easy pull and very moist. This is the first one I ever finished in the oven and after finding out how easy it was definitely not the last time. I think next time another hour or two of smoke then the oven. We bought two of these 12 pound $5 butts so in a few weeks will do one more.
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great smoke, and great qview.  That PP looks delish.  12 lbs for $5??  Up here that would have got me 1 1/4 lbs of butt.


  8. swampwolf

    swampwolf Newbie

    Thank you Gary for the comments! Normally here that Butt was $29, the chain grocery store here had a two or three day spacial if you bought $30 worth of food they would sell you a butt of your choosing for $5.00. Of course me being a greedy son of a gun had my wife buy $30 dollars worth of food, and I was in line right behind her buying another $30 worth of food, so I could get another 12 lb butt. This same store last Nov.did the same thing with ham shanks. When I left the meat market with my two butts the butcher ask me if I had a big enough crock pot, the nerve of him!!
  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Right.  Crock pot.


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