Bunch o' Butts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by meowey, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdy folks,

    Today is the day I am smoking about 38 pounds of pork butts in my little old GOSM. It is the smallest GOSM (I think). The butts range from 5 pound to 9 and 1/2 pounds. They all fit. The two smallest are on the bottom and then they are placed in wieght order with the largest on the top rack. I'm smoking today for a BBQ Roundup fundraiser for the local Elks Lodge to be held next Saturday. I'm planning to pull today and freeze in food saver bags. I'll reheat on site and add the finishing sauce after re-heating. Other members of the Lodge are bringing the other fixings such as chili, cornbread, salads, desserts, etc. I'm also fixing Dutch's Wicked Beans. All the food is being donated so the proceeds can go to the Elks National Foundation Charity which supports most of the Elks charitable programs such as Anti-Drug Abuse, Youth programs and college scholarships, etc.

    My questions is what do we call a large bunch of butts. In the animal kingdom we refer to groups of animals by various names such as herd, flock, bevy, murder, pod, etc. I think we need to come up with such a term to refer to a big bunch of pork butts. Any suggestions???

    Here are the pics.

    Quartet of Thermos
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    ???? of butts. (Help me out here with a name) (Hour 1)
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    Please chime in.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I'm going with a bevy of butts. The hillbilly in me really just wants to say bunch'o butts though.

    Looks good Meowey and sounds like it is for a good cause.
     
  3. ma?tley ca 1/4 e

    ma?tley ca 1/4 e Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I say bevy
     
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hour 4 pic

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    Butts range in temp from 140F to 113F. (Smallest to largest)

    Meowey
     
  5. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Awesome start Meowey!
    You are going to have a lot of butt to pull tonight
    Hope you find time to do the "Vaporized Blue Bourbon Trick" again! :roll:

    Guess you were East of the Snow by the looks of your yard.

    I am doing about 1/2 of your amount for family reunion next thursday
    You contibuted to my post so what I have decided is to pull it hot/warm around 9-10 pm put it all in a electric roaster. cover with plastic and lid, refrigerate until served the next day.
     
  6. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heya, Meowey!

    Lookin' good and for a great cause! Nice to know that others get involved!

    As for the multiple butt smoke....hmmnnn....Lessee now, lots of butts, all together, how 'bout.....BUTTORAMA!!!! ? Or Butt Brigade, or Butt Squad, or Butt Bunch, or Gangbutt. Just a few thoughts!

    Cheers!

    :D
     
  7. How about a passel or slew? Hogs are considered a drove! :roll:
     
  8. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think you hit the nail on the head Carl, Passel. It don't get any more obscure than that

    PS: Monty, I'd pass on the gangbutt :p
     
  9. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My apologies, Rodger!

    Just got in from an excellent hunt when I wrote that. Too much oxygen and a good mood will do that to me! Rabbit, Partridge anyone?

    Cheers!
     
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, it's been a long day. This is the largest butt that is finally ready to be foiled. I got a late start because the electric power was off for about two hours in the middle of the night, and the alarm did not go off. I figure midnight by the time I get the last one rested and pulled.

    Foil ready

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    Thanks for the suggestions for the group name. I'm leaning toward passel also.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Meowey
     
  11. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Cat Man ... They LOOK GREAT .. I have BUTT ENVY ... Sheesh .. what can I say but thanks for the pics .... now if I can just pry my tongue from the screen ..

    Joe
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Folks,

    Here is the finished product ready for the freezer. I ended up with about 19 pounds of the stuff, about 1/2 the raw weight. Sorry I didn't snap a pic of the pork pulled and in the pan. It was about 1:30AM when I finished and I wasn't thinking too well.

    Curses upon the power company for messing up my alarm yesterday. One more reason for my skewed thought process was that another member of the organization came over and made the chili for the event. We did sip on a lovely beverage or two. Oh well, it's going for a good cause.

    Bagged and Tagged

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    Take care, have fun, and do good.

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Meowey,

    I did 2 7# butts friday night and used your rub. Delicious.
     
  14. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    #1 bevvy
    #2 passle

    thats my pre inflation 2 cents
     
  15. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Meowey..

    Thats a Bountiful-Bevy of Bodacious-Booooootttttyyyyyy!!!!
    Hope you were finally able to get some rest...

    Later
    Richard
     
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great pic's Meowey! Nice color on that butt too.
    I think that Richard is on to something with his "Bountiful Bevy of Bodacious Booty" but it's too much like a tounge twister, so my vote is for "passel". :p
     
  17. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I still like Passel, but I got to thinkin :roll: , since we are in the 21st century and talking about BBQ on the internet, maybe it should be

    BUTTS (singular)

    MEGABUTTS (1-9)

    GIGABUTTS (10 and above)

    Once again I say, I got to thinkin :roll:
     
  18. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A feller can put a serious hurt on himself with that thinking stuff Rodger. Hope you're all right. :p
     

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