Collecting drippings from Boston Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mike3ga88, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. mike3ga88

    mike3ga88 Fire Starter

    Ive read on here how alot of people put a aluminum pan under the butt to catch the drippings and once it cools you scrape the fat off and use the yummy juice. My question is I have tried this twice now, I have an el cheapo charbroil vertical charcoal smoker and I put the pan on the second rack under the butt, the problem is by the time the butt is finished smoking, the heat has basically turned the drippings into a crusted burnt blob that is not usable. How can I keep the juices from doing that? Thanks a bunch
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Add some stock or water to the pan and don't let it go dry.
     
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  3. mike3ga88

    mike3ga88 Fire Starter

    makes alot of sense, I added some apple juice to the pan and that probably added to the burning with all the sugar in the juice
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Straight Smoking for 16 hours does not put out a whole lot of moisture. But put the meat in the Pan and Foil to get through the stall and/or Rest Covered and you will get much more...JJ
     
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  5. mike3ga88

    mike3ga88 Fire Starter

    yea this was a 9.58 lb butt, and it took right at 13 hours, was coolest day of the season so far here, I started at 5:30 this morning at 51 degrees and it only hit 60 and had wind gusts to 25 mph lol, needless to say I had severe temp swings on my el cheapo char broil, but thats the good thing about a boston butt its so forgiving on the temps. I foiled and rested for 1 hr and I will say it turned out to be the juiciest one yet, did not get any pics, was a hectic day and didnt really get to enjoy time around the smoker
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK Mike you can slide on the Qview this time. But next time....[​IMG].... IT'S ON!...JJ[​IMG]
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mike, do as Case says and add stock...

    But I wanted to see the Q-view and you had none... no second chance [​IMG]  , Q-view ,Q-view , Q-view...
     
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