First Butt and Ribs Ever! (Q view)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by coachin&smokin, May 26, 2008.

  1. Prepped the Butt (8 lb) the night before used Famous Dave's Rib Rub for Butt and BB along with a mixture of Apple Juice and Capt. Morgan's as a spray. Put Butt on at 4:00 am, the ribs at 12:00 pm. Used three cycles of smoke, would add chunks after no smoke was visible. Temp inside smoker varied from 225-240 all day. I used two digital thermometers one for the butt and a remote version for the inside of the smoker (probe through potato next to butt). The remote was very handy. I set the alarm on it to go off if the temp hit 240. Then I would watch it if it climbed I would adjust, usually it settled itself back down. I could keep an eye on it without sitting on the smoker (even though I did, I had to many people coming over to screw up the meat). The butt came off after it was 165 F and into oven at 250 until 200 F. I contemplated leaving it in the smoker until it was 200 F but went for convenience. The butt rested for 1hr then pulled. Added Soflaquer's finishing sauce and it was fantastic. Everything was ready at 5:30 pm the butt took 12 hrs exactly. I followed the instructions I found on the forum for smoking butts to the T and it couldn't have went smoother for my first time. Thanks!

    The ribs were falling apart b/c so tender. Used 2-2-1 method which I think was too long. Maybe try 2-1-1 next time. Finished ribs with Sweet Baby Ray's original. I also made some of Dutch's Baked Beans (huge hit). Sorry about the pics I only was able to get Shots of the finished products. I wish I got one of the butt before I pulled it b/c it had great color and bark very good the bone slipped right out.

    Guests at the cookout stated that the Meat was better than local Q restaurants. Couldn't have done it without this forum and the great suggestions and recipes.

    (the chicken 1/4's were from the day before, I seasoned my new Smoke Hollow #5 and then smoked the chicken, it turned out great)

    Again I thank you and my 15 stuffed guests thank you!

  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The smoke you did looks and sounds great!! Thanks for posting pics, they were a bit small to see but got the general idea.

    Glad to hear your 15 guests were happily stuffed from your feast! You'll soon be having orders to smoke stuff for their family events! [​IMG]
  3. x-factor

    x-factor Fire Starter

    Looks like you had a nice feast. Great job.
  4. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Hey Coach...Congrats on a great smoke. [​IMG] Sounds like all your guests enjoyed a tasty meal.

    Keep up the good work

    Happy Smokin

  5. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another wonderful success story thanks to all the good folks at SMF!

    Way to go. [​IMG]

    The confidence that you gained today will make you even better next smoke session!
  6. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congratulations on yer 1st smoke. That box is something very special...almost magicial!
    Keep on keeping on,
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrads on the excellent smoke. It's a great feeling when all goes as planned and everyone enjoys the great food.
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What great lookin' meal.[​IMG]

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