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Discussion in 'Pork' started by bearcarver, Apr 24, 2013.
Thanks again Bearcarver, the directions were very easy to follow, the the finished 8 lb butt was a huge hit with everyone at last nights gathering. The only down side is they ate all of it and now i have took more pork for today's traditional New Year's Day meal.
Nice Job, Rick!!
Looks mighty tasty from here!!
Glad you liked it !!
Don't feel bad about running out. I gotta have Pork & Sauer Kraut in the Crockpot. Mrs Bear's request (orders).
Such a great step by step for newbies!! Can't wait to try this tomorrow. Only our second time using the MES 40. Question: do you put the pork in fat side up or down?
In an MES, I always put a butt in "Fat side up". Cut a cross hatch through the fat cap on top, to allow the seasoning & the smoke to get into the meat.
Been lurking for awhile lots of great info. Butts are $1.49 lb so I prep one last night and put in in the smoker. I'll keep you posted through out the day.
Good luck, it looks great already. Follow bears directions and it will turn out awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product.
We never get Butts that low around here. If you look closely at my first picture, you'll see I had to pay $1.98 for that one!
145 Degrees after 3 Hours
Looks good already!!
That's pretty quick---What tep you using?
I've been at 240 all day. It helps it's 72 degrees outside. Its been in foil for about an hour and I'll be checking it for temp in about another 40 minutes
I'm pulling it now and will let it sit in the cooler for 30-45 minutes. I need a beer and the butt is 210 degrees.
Nice Job, Brooker!!
Looks Perfect !!
Great post bear. Im looking to make my first one and this will make it easier. I do have 1 question about temp as you listed bump to 240 at 11am and at noon. Should the noon be higher or just go to the 240 at 11?
And Great catch on the 240* bump twice.
I changed it to only be bumped to 240* at 12 Noon.
It wouldn't make much difference, because it's only a 20* change--one hour apart, but it was confusing.
Thanks for being alert !!
Really appreciate the step by step process. I'm new to the whole smoking thing and am attempting my first butt tomorrow. I feel pretty confident with your step by step tutorial that it will turn out great!
Good Luck, and just yell if you have any questions!!
Then start a new thread & give us a report on your success.
A great walkthrough. Really helped with my first smoke last week(9.3lb butt).
Nice Job Nemo!!!
Lots of Great Sammies there!!!