Butt on the Smoker, check it out

Discussion in 'Pork' started by midnightdinner, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. So I dont usually post on the forums but I decided to take some time today to post todays dinner project. I brinned the butt last night, took it out around 1pm, made up a rub and a nice bbq sauce. I rubbed the butt and let it sit for 2 or so hours, and about 30min ago I put it on the smoker. For smoke I'm using maple. I'm using maple because that's the wood we burn for our woodstove, and since I dont feel like driving all the way into town for some hickory or mesquite maple it is. I'm trying to keep the temp around 200 or so. I'm posting on here in hopes I can get some feedback. I'm gunna be updating my post as the smoke gets rollin, but I wanna know how it looks, any tips any of you smokeheads can give, and just some general feedback. Thanks for reading, hope to hear from some of you, and there will be more to come!

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good so far...one suggestion:  I would probably kick the temp up in the smoker to 225*-250*.  That's the range alot of us cook butts at, some even higher than that.  At 200, you could struggle to get it through the danger zone (Internal Temp of the meat from 40* to 140* in 4 hours or less).  Also, when it hits the inevitable stall that all butts go through,  a cooker temp of 250* will help power it through that stall a little faster.  Just my 2 cents, Good Luck, and let us know how it goes!

  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You are in for a long night!  Will try and hang with ya!  [​IMG]

  4. Thanks for the tip on the temp, took some more coals outta the woodstove and added them to get the temp up, looks like it's at 250ish right now. Forgot to say earlier that instead of charcoal im using coals from the stove. Glad I'll be having some company on here tonight, I hate cookin alone haha. 

  5. truckerbob

    truckerbob Smoke Blower

    Looking like you're going to have fun!  I'll be hanging with you for a while, I started my 30lbs at noon!
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am in there even though I am too new to smoking to offer advice. I just like food pictures. This looks great!
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  7. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      As much as I like q-view, if your lookin' you aint cookin' ! But keep us posted anyway.

  8. Alright I know this is gunna sound noob, but what is q-view haha? Bout 3.5 hours in now, temp still steady and smoke still rollin..... 
  9. truckerbob

    truckerbob Smoke Blower

    Q-view is pics of your BBQ. I've got a decent recovery time, and I have to rotate my small loin ends, so I'm viewing and q-ing...
  10. Just took a temp reading, 160F. cooking till 200-205F, still got a ways to go......
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  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Patience is a virtue. Particularly for a smoker.
  12. truckerbob

    truckerbob Smoke Blower

    You're getting there, midnightdinner, My butts have been steady at 187 for 2 hours now.
  13. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like you're at about 7.5 hours, hopefully past the half way point  :)
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  14. What a long night haha, and NO BEER?! shoulda got some beers but anyways took till about 3:30 or so it get to 200 so I pulled it then. Quickly wrapped it in foil, then dozed off for a bit. Woke up about an hour and a half later and checked it out. Oh man, what a juicy butt haha. I think this ended up being my best one by far. Cook time just about 12 hours. Thanks to all those who gave me some tips and just posted on my thread.

  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delicious! Congratulations.
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good! You said you were using coals from your woodstove, what kind of wood do your burn?
  17. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks very tasty!  Great job!

  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang nab it that looks good. great job.
  19. Thanks all! I burn maple at our house, still getting down below 20 here so our stove is full of coals haha. Used maple chips as well.

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