First Boston Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wbfdlt, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Well I am trying again!!  My first brisket was a learning experience to say the least.  I have a Boston Butt out there smokin right now.  Did a couple of test runs the other day working out the kinks in the temp.  I think I have a pretty good handle on it now (I hope).  I have nice blue smoke coming out right now and have been holding a steady 240 degrees for 50 minutes.  The butt is almost 5lbs so I am thinking about 7 hours should do it.  After 50 minutes the IT is 67 degrees so it seems I am on the right track.  I am using McCormick's Grill Mates Pork Rub and apple juice with Captain morgans rum.  Will shoot up some pics when I can.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a good plan - we'll be here waiting [​IMG]
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yep, sounds like a great start!

    Move over Scar I brought the beer!

  4. Sounds like you have a great plan in the works. I use the apple juice and Capt Morgan's on my yummy! Patiently waiting for the Q view.
  5. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Okay, Scar and Al have the popcorn and beer - I'm working today so I'll just have a Pepsi while I wait [​IMG].

  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow.........that looks perfect!

    Great color, great bark, and awesome smoke ring  [​IMG]

    What didn't you like about it?
  7. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good. One thing I noticed is you said after 50 minutes the IT was 67 degrees. I used to always insert my  probe  at the beginning of a smoke or cut slits in it and shove garlic in it. After being on this forum I have learned that is a good way to introduce bacteria into the meat. There is a 4 hour 140 degree rule on smoking meaning you have 4 hours to get the IT to 140 degrees to be safe.

    I never got sick before doing that, just giving you a heads up if you didn't know. Now I don't probe it till after the 4 hours, better to be safe.

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