A raining day in Georgia but still tried to smoke Q-Views With a few Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by oconeeal, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. oconeeal

    oconeeal Smoke Blower

    I was off this weekend but it was going to rain all weekend but still I want to smoke and run into a few opportunities.  There is only the wife and I so I was going to smoke some Country Back Ribs and a small half fresh picnic only 4lb for pull pork.  On Friday night I put the rub on both the ribs and the picnic and put in the refrigerator over night.  Then the fun began first thing on Sat.  The first big mistake I make was I but way to much charcoal  and got a real high temp in the smoker.  I got the temp down to 230 and it held there for a while.  I saw the picnic stall out on the temp around 150 but had read about that.  When it hit the 165 the sky open up with heavy rain and wind.  I then wrapped the picnic up and put in the oven.  The rib look great with a meat temp of 170 so I wrapped then up to let sit for dinner.  I then put the picnic in the over at 225.  It look like the temp of this then stall out again.  It only got up to 185 so I pull out of the over and wrapped in towels and put in the cooler for 1 1/2 hour.  I was looking for pull pork but the meal looked great and taste great.  It would not pull off so I slice it up and chopped it.  We had BBQ for lunch today and the meat was good. 

    So what did I do wrong not being able to get pull pork.  Did I use the wrong meat?  Should I have let it go longer in the over?  The ribs were to die for so tender and taste great.

  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    for PP I usually go to 205 IT wrap it in foil with a bit of liquid and let it rest for couple hours.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    As was said it has to go to a higher temp 200-205 to pull
  4. smokinal

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

    What they said 205 for pulling!
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yep 205 to pull, but you for me I like it chopped some times
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    205 here too. Looking good though

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