Boston Butt on the Mini

Discussion in 'Mini WSM Users' started by texastiger, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    I've got the Mini set up for a long smoke tonight, with pulled pork on the menu for tomorrow... Hickory & Mesquite, rubbed with salt & pepper, with a little chili powder & paprika.



    More to come.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. You gonna get some sleep?
     
  3. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Thanks! You know ... maybe a little here and there, but the Mini is so steady and dependable, maybe I'll get more than a catnap...
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea, I sleep all night with the mini going.
     
  5. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Then maybe I will too! I've got my Maverick alarms set up to wake me up if something needs attention.
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good to go.
     
  7. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    The Mini ran out of fuel about 9 hours into the smoke. IT was 185, so rather than burning more charcoal, I wrapped it and put it in the oven to finish. I'll post some pics of the finished product.
     
  8. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Here is the finished product:




    Here are a couple of things I do that give me good results.

    1. Like BearCarver does, I reserve the juice, put it in the fridge, let the fat solidify on top, remove the fat, then reheat the au jus to put back on the meat when we serve it.

    2. As soon as I'm done shredding it, I mix up 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbps brown sugar, and a teaspoon or so of red pepper flakes (like you put on pizza). Then I drizzle this all over the pulled pork and stir it around. This "finishing sauce" adds a perfect compliment (in my opinion) to the flavor of the smoked pork. Then we also put BBQ sauce on the sammies when we eat it.

    Happy smoking.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking pulled pork! Nice Smoke!
     

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