First Pork Butt Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by arnie, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    I picked up a 6.18 lb pork butt $2.18/lb at Wal-Mart and rubbed it with 2 oz Jeff’s Naked Rib Rub. I’ve wanted to do a pork butt for over a year now. This was the first piece of pork the AmeriQue has seen and I have to say it was well worth the wait. I was surprised at how long it took to come to temperature compared to beef. I used 4 oz of apple and smoked the first 10 ½ hours at 225⁰ then cranked it up to 250⁰. It took another 2 hours to bring the internal temp to 200⁰


    The dreaded pork butt gland (Lymph node)


    The lymph node and associated fatty material removed. I also removed most of the fat cap.


    It was so tender the bone fell out of it.  I added a half cup of AJ before foiling and wrapping with a towel for an hour


    It pulled nicely, was juicy, quite tender, and very tasty. A little slaw and it's ready to eat


    I’ve been told it’s against the law to serve smoked pulled pork without smoke baked beans

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I looks great - glad it worked out well for you
  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Looks tasty. Great job on the Q
  4. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good.
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Looks good,it must have been tender if the bone fell out!! Nice job!
  6. smokinal

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

    Looks delicious, can't beat PP with beans & slaw.
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  8. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    nice job !
  9. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad the butt turned out. The beans look great as well. I bet PP will be on menu more often after doing that one.

    Did you put that plastic type container with the beans right in the smoker? We have some of those at home but I as afraid to put it in the smoker as I though it might stain it so bad and the wife wouldn't be to happy about that.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  10. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the comments.

    Ross, I used to use disposable aluminum pans to do my baked beans in.

    One day I was out of them and I “needed” to do a batch of beans so I borrowed one of Mama’s glass dishes.

    The beans were good, but I’m still hearing about Mama’s dish.            [​IMG]

    I picked up a set of these cheap silicon pans just for use in my smoker.

    They hold up quite well I must say.

    The loaf pan is just the right size for a large can of Bush’s baked beans, a can of black beans, and a few other odds and ends to tweak the beans into perfection, and they clean up right nice.   [​IMG]

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