Couple Butts Smoking on the Grill - Q-View!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by davenh, May 10, 2008.

  1. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Smoking a couple boston butts for a Mom's Day BBQ.

    Did some mods to the gas grill for smoking and trying it out with these 2 bad boys, one 10lbs and the other 9lbs. So far it has done great maintaining a 225~238, seeing a 13° or less difference around the butts measured at 3 points.

    Was figuring this to be a 14 hr or so smoke. Started at 6am so I'll probably be pulling these at midnight..LOL.

    Internal temp is sitting at 153, been there a couple hours now. I didn't measure it later in the smoke, I wanted the thermometers around the meat to get a handle on the smoking temp.

    Here's whats going on so far.

    Rotated the butts and sprayed with a 50/50 mix of apple juice and whiskey every 1.5 hrs.

    1C Paprika, 3/4C Chili Powder, 1/2C McCormick Garlic and Herb seasoning (salt free), 1/4C Brown Sugar.

    Coated with mustard and rubbed, ready to go on.


    After 1 hour.



    After 2.5 hours


    After 4hrs.


    After 5.5 hours.


    After 7 hours.


    After 8.5 hours.


    After 10hrs checked internal temp, 153.


    After 11.5 hours, internal temps still 153°.


    All for now will post more as it goes.
  2. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good so far[​IMG] Looks like you've hit the plateau mark and then you should notice the temps climb quicker. It'll be midnight sooner than ya think.
  3. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work!!!!
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks like my 14 hr est. is out the window [​IMG]. Couple beers and watching the Sox...all good [​IMG]. Both butts still at plateau 153,154, more than 3 hrs. They are pretty big.

    Looking more like I'll be wrapping and into the cooler when finished, pull em in the morning [​IMG].
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave - I'm in your company by also smoking 21# of butt, for Monday. Have 2 - 8# cuts and a 4# cut. Started around 10:30 and am at an internal of 150 on everything. Internal temp has been between 225 - 235.

    Will be up with ya tonight peeking at the smoker temps with a flashlight, but it will sure be tasty tomorrow!! Good luck and great looking pics!!
  6. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey are things going [​IMG]. Temps are finally going up, 160 now. At least there going to be ready for tomorrow [​IMG].
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy eating. Momma will be proud.
  8. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far.
  9. Good looking butts Dave,and good Q-view.[​IMG]
  10. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good Morning...took them out after midnight, butts took almost 18hrs [​IMG]. Plateau last more than 4hrs on both butts.

    It was all worth it [​IMG].

    Brought them up in the oven to 195°, left in the foil, wrapped in a blanket and into the cooler until morning. The temps in the morning were still at 170°! I'll tell you... sitting all that time resting made them very juicy and tender. From now on I'll let them sit over night before pulling them, they came out great. Touched them up with some finishing sauce and they are ready to go [​IMG].

    Yielded around 9.75 lbs of meat from the 19 lb starting weight. Around 50%.

    Here are some finished pics from this morning, 7hrs later.



    Up close and personal [​IMG].

  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yum yum, great job.
  12. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Good stuff[​IMG] That did it. Too much QView. Off to the freezer for some pulled pork lol.
  13. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin butts!! I wish I could have a taste (Mouths watering from the qview)

  14. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That settles it. I have to smoke a butt. It looks soooo tasty.

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