9.5 LB Pork Butt on my new Pit Barrel Cooker (PBC)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoker-b, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Just got a new Pit Barrel Cooker http://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/ and am about to start my first smoke on it with a 9.5lb pork butt. Used mustard as a rubbing agent and went with Pit Barrel Cooker's recommended rub called Beef & Game Rub http://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/product/4-7-oz-beef-and-game-pit-rub/

    This unit cooks a little hotter and faster than I am use to and uses charcoal as the main source of fuel (although you can add wood chips of your choice for flavor). They claim a pork butt of this size will be done it about 6 hours. Excited to see the results!

    Here are the initial pics, i'll post more along the way!

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  2. ddbck

    ddbck Fire Starter

    Now that is a thing of beauty! Let us know how it turns out.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should be tasty!
  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's sure a handy looking set of hangers for cooking a butt.

    I'm in.  I'm curious to see how the butt turns out.  9 1/2 pound butt in 6 hours?

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  5. 4 hours in and I am wrapping it for the remaining time. Right now internal temp is reading right around 140, although from the outside you'd think it was done. Hoping to get it up to 195 here in the next couple hours. Here are the pics right before I wrapped it: 

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  6. smokinal

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

    Do you hang it wrapped too?

    Never seen a setup like that for a butt.

    Very curious to see how it turns out.

  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That butt is looking great!  How long did it take?  My last 9.5 pounder took 22 hrs.  How did it come out?

  8. ag2979

    ag2979 Newbie

    I have a PBC as well and do not hang it wrapped. It comes with a rack and that's how I finish mine once wrapped.

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  9. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice looking porker! [​IMG] Interesting looking cooker I may have to look into one of those.
  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    195* is fine if you're going to slice the butt, but if you plan to make Pulled Pork, I would suggest 205*--makes it a whole lot easier to pull.

  11. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    22 hours wow!!

    Looks like the butt turned out great!!
  12. Final product was done in about 7 hours. I hung it, unwrapped for the first 4 hours then finished it wrapped but sitting on a grate vs hanging. I took it off at 195, and agree with GarryHibbert, next time I'll let it go to 205.

    Once pulled I put it in a crock pot with its own juices and it tasted great!

  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hanging butt!  I love it!  Nice job! 


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