FIRST BUTT DONE Q VIEW

Discussion in 'Pork' started by xray, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Picked up this 8.5lber for my first pulled pork smoke.

    All rubbed up and sitting in the fridge for the AM.

    I'm going to fire up the MB XL40(propane) around 6AM and get it up to 240. I plan on pulling when the IT reaches 200. Not going to foil and I think I'm going to spritz the butt with Jack Daniel's winter jack.

    Using a combo of hickory/apple chunks with sand in the water pan. Can't wait to get started!!
     
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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking butt! It should be great!
     
  3. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! It's supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow. The beer is ready!
     
  4. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic


    Butt went in at 6:45am and the temp has just started to stabilize between 232-235. I will probably probe the IT with the Maverick 733 around 10-11am
     
  5. miersc77

    miersc77 Smoke Blower

    You had me at Butt and Jack Daniels!
     
  6. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Just probed at 1145am and the IT is reading 135. Sprayed w a mix of winter jack/Apple cider vinegar.

    My temp has been holding between 237-241 all day.

    Should the IT be higher at this point in the game?
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As long as your using a reliable therm to track smoker temp, ya should be good ! I usually smoke butts round 250* & just let it ride... Some pieces of meat are a little more stubborned than others though....
     
  8. miersc77

    miersc77 Smoke Blower

    I would think it would be higher after 5 hours, however each slab of meat has its own mind and time. Maybe you won't have a hard stall and it will coast right threw!
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How are you reading smoker temp ? If you are using the stock therm on the smoker itself, chances are your smoker temp may be not what you think it is... Most stock therms are not accurate !
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Good Xray!!![​IMG]

    Since you didn't probe it until 5 hours, 135° is fine.[​IMG]

    It'll be Awesome![​IMG]

    Really nice out today---What part of Pennsy are you in.

    Bear
     
  11. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Yea, that's what I'm thinking. I'm using a Maverick 733 that I tested and it's w/in 2* of the boiling point.

    I'm regulating the temp now between 250-260 and just going to ride it out! Getting hot out now and the beer is getting cold!!!
     
  12. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear! I'm sure it will be. Making it for tomorrow so no worries here!

    I'm from Mountaintop right between Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool, just enjoy & crack a couple cold ones.... 🍻
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool---I see some Venison Dried Beef in your future!![​IMG]

    Have a great Weekend!

    Bear
     
  15. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic


    230pm just hit 160 IT
     
  16. miersc77

    miersc77 Smoke Blower

    Wooow! Looking Good!!
     
  17. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic


    4:15 pm 169 IT
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is lookin awesome ! Thumbs Up
     
  19. miersc77

    miersc77 Smoke Blower

    Have you hit a stall yet? Looking good!
     
  20. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You r doing great you gotta go til 200 for pulling. The meat is done when it's done
    Each piece is different. Stay the course don't rush it will be worth it
     

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