Capless Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had a 6 lb butt that needed to either be smoked or frozen soon. I had a ribeye roast that I was going to smoke the next day so I decided to smoke the butt while I was at it. I also decided to remove the fat cap as Mikey had done in a previous post. I trimmed the fat cap off completely. Rubbed it with a rub I'm working on and threw it in the fridge over night. Smoker temp was 250, woods were oak and hickory.

    Ready for foiling at 165.


    I'd say it's done, wouldn't you? [​IMG]


    Pulled and ready for bagging.


    There was a lot more bark due to the lack of a fat cap. The meat was just as moist. There seemed to be less fat throughout the butt and it seemed to be quite a bit easier to pull than usual. I would definitely do it again that way to see if it was a fluke, but I don't think it is.
     
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks mighty Fine dawn.[​IMG]









    GO WINGS!

    Keep the beatdown going!!![​IMG]
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Another great smoke dawn. Cudoes to the cook on that too. Great eats at your house too this weekend. Power to the smoke.
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Once again, great looking grub Dawn. Good job.
     
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job Dawn, I usually keep the fat cap down to less than 1/8 or less. Nice smoke you got there.
     
  6. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking PP Dawn!
     
  7. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!


    My rule of thumb is to trim off all the fat I can get off of fatty pieces of meat. Leave all the fat that comes with a lean piece of meat. Might even wrap some bacon around the lean. Nice smoke.
     
  8. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    That is one good lookin' butt. By golly, there is a method to my madness[​IMG] Just out of curiosity, did you weigh the fat that you cut off?
     
  9. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No I didn't weigh it, thought of it after it was on the smoker.

    I forgot to put in the original post that I did not mop, spritz or spray the butt at all.
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great, Dawn! Next time I do one, I'll try it your way.
     

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