First Butt W/Q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by littlechief, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Decided to try my first butt for fathers day. It was also my first smoke on the char-broil H2O smoker I picked up for $10 on craigslist. Everything went pretty well, I only had 2 problems. First problem was the cold weather @ 52* outside I could only get the smoker to 200*. I insulated with a sun visor for a car windshield and a towel temp now @ 250* and holding steady. Problem 2 was the timing seamed to go too quick. I expected 7lbs to take about 10 hours but it only took 7hours 15min total. Heres my time line. Any input if this is normal or this piece of meat just cooked really quick would be greatly appreciated.

    5:30am put meat in smoker internal temp 45*
    6:30am internal temp 93*
    6:45am internal temp 100* started spraying every hour with cpt morgans/ apple juice
    7:30am internal temp 131*
    8:30am internal temp 150*
    9:30am internal temp 163*
    10:30am internal temp 168* wrapped in foil
    11:30am internal temp 185*
    12:30pm internal temp 203*
    12:45pm internal temp 205* wrapped in towels put in cooler
    3:00pm pulled one of the most tender pieces of meat I've ever cooked!

    7# Butt

    Rubbed with yellow mustard and homemade rub.

    Smoker all wraped up... lol

    5 hours into smoke, internal temp @168* ready to foil.

    Cooked to 205* wrapped in towels and rested for just over 2 hours in the cooler ready to pull.

    All pulled and topped with SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce.
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG] Turned out great.

    Every once in a while a smoke will go a lot quicker than you expect because every piece of meat is different.
  3. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    Looks very good,, Good Job!!!!!!!!!
  4. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Thanks I was worried I was doing something wrong, I just couldn't figure out what. It was also my first time with a leave in probe style thermometer so I'm not used to watching the temp go up. It just went much quicker than I expected.[​IMG]
  5. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! That looks really tasty. Looks like the pork pulled really well!

  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well done Chief.
  7. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks to me like you need to figure out what you did right!

  8. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nothing wrong with that......Looks great....You should be proud
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks good [​IMG] As Dawn said once in awhile you get one that seems to really go fast guess it kinda makes up for those that stall longer than they should
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet smoke and i'm glad everything went well for you . Thanks for the pics.
  11. dasmoker

    dasmoker Smoke Blower

    Awesome job!!!! My butt on Sunday was just the opposite. Everything was crusing along, everything I smoked was done except hte butt, but it was cruising along. Hit 158, great, 7 more degrees before oven time, maybe I can make my son's ballgame at 4, when, the PLATEAU hit. Stayed on 158 for THREE HOURS. lol. But I waited it through, got it to 165, foiled with liquid, and into the oven. As with yours, this was the most tender pulled pork I ever had, and definitely beat my 1st one I did a few weeks ago. Sometimes you hit that plateau, other times not I guess.

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