First Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ryan miller, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. I've been saving up for a Lang but just couldn't wait anymore and picked up a Smoke Hollow 30 gasser Black Friday Weekend for $100 to hold me over :).

    Got my pork butt rubbed and wrapped and its been in the fridge since last night awaiting its debut around midnight or so.


    Hopefully my AMNPS and Maverick will come in today (took advantage of the Cyber Monday deal).

    UPDATE #1

    AMNPS and Maverick came in with a bag of Applewood (which will be used for pork tonight) and a bag of Oak. Unfortunately USPS wasn't kind with my package and there was some cleanup needed.


    Already burned off the oil from the AMNPS and tested Maverick so I am ready to go tonight.

    UPDATE #2

    Started Smoker around 1:30am and filled up AMNPS and got it lit, got meat in the smoker around 2am.


    UPDATE #3

    Checked on smoker around 8am, lowered temp to adjust for heat from the sun (was sitting at 240). AMNPS is completely burned off, was expecting a little more then 6hrs (assuming it just finished burning when i checked it). Got the AMNPS filled and light and back in the smoker (through a wood chunk in while lighting the AMNPS to keep smoke rolling).

    UPDATE #4

    Meat's been stalled now for about 2 hours at 178 degrees. Smoker temp's been ranging between 220 and 240. Hot day here so added some water to the already foiled water pan to keep temps level. Been on now for roughly 13hrs. The second fill of the AMNPS only last about 3hrs, so I must be doing some wrong, I've resorted to Apple Wood chunks to keep the smoke rolling instead of wasting the pellets.

    UPDATE #5

    Pulled meat out, time to wrap.


    UPDATE #6

    Sorry no plating as we rushed out of the house but here is final product.


    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  2. smokinal

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

    Looks like a good start Ryan!
  3. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Looking forward to the rest of the Qview!  Looks good so far.
  4. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good.  Love to see the after pics!!
  5. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Looks like a great start to me, dont forget the qview
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now your talking !!!!  [​IMG]   If I had to save up for a Lang I never would get to buy any meat...
  7. If only they financed. :)
  8. Overall the experience was great, I do however need to look into why i was getting such short burn times on the AMNPS.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Everything looks good from here but us older gyus need bigger pictures. My glasses only make thing so big.

  10. I made them smaller to not take up too much page space, if you click on them doesn't it make them larger? It does on my end at least. Let me know if not I will resize them.
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job Ryan

    That's some awesome bark on that beauty [​IMG]

    The pics work fine,

    They are HUGE if you click on them, you can almost smell the smoke [​IMG]
  12. How big was that pork butt roast?  Looks really good!
  13. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    And how long was the total cook?
  14. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the first and keep saving.  You will not be sorry! 
  15. Total cook was 15hrs and then 1hr sit.
    I only have a small digital scale (what i use to measure out spices and such), so i don't have an exact weight but it was a big one.

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