First pulled butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alaskanbear, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My very first attempt at pulled pork.








    I was happily surprised with the results.  Thanks to the many who have shared their recipes and masterful ways.  Got my attention..

  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is some fine looking pulled pork.  Congrats!

    I see that your meat prices are even higher than here in Taxifornia.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's some great looking PP, The color is Awesome!

    Thanks for the Qview Rich

  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Rich, that smoke ring is as red as your salmon. [​IMG]
  5. bteem

    bteem Newbie

    Nice job....wish mine turned out like that..

    I did my first butt today on my uds I built. Used lump with apple. Temp was around 240 most of the time and I calibrated the probe thermometer I bought. It showed water boiling at 210. So I knew I was running 2 degrees from actual temperature. using the probe, I pulled pork at 165, wrapped it twice in foil and put it back on smoker until it was at 200 degrees. From there I wrapped it in an old bath towel, put it in the cooler and let it sit for 2 hrs.

    My butt was not tender at all. I threw away a lot of pork based on how tough it was to shred. Flavor is good for what that's worth.

    The one thing that I noticed, I never got that temp where the butt just sat there for a while and finally the temp took off again.

    I guess my question is anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what I did wrong?  Also is there a way to calibrate the drum thermometer?

    My butt was 6.5 lbs and was done in 5 1/2 hrs. I should have known that it wasn't done in that short period of time but I went by temperature of probe.

    If I have rambled and not answered or provided needed info, please post and I will clarify.


    Bill a/k/a bteem
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That butt looks awesome looks like you nailed it the first time [​IMG]

    Bill it's possible the temp probe was in fat which will give you a false reading. When the thermo shows it's done stick the probe into another area to double check. The other thing you can do tho it is more difficult is to unwrap it and see if the bone is loose and fells like it will pull right out. Usually I take mine to 205 or so then re-probe them to make sure I get the same reading
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow first time and looks like it was done by a pro  congrats
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job!!
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pulled pork is awesome!!!!

      Did ya use a finishing sauce??


      Bill ..if you were done in 5.5 hours it was not right somewhere...

    Sounds like ya need some decent therms..
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Looks great nice job... Got to love pulled pork....mmmmmm..
  11. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin pork there!
  12. pat king

    pat king Fire Starter

  13. Nice Butt Rich...the pork looks excellent also!!!!! Thanks for sharing,[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  15. smokinal

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

    Great job Rich!

    The PP looks delicious!
  16. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    look awesome.  Nice Qview too
  17. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent job! Great marbleing on that butt, great pics too! Congrats.
  18. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow Rich it looks will make a great meal[​IMG]
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dat's some awesome Pulled Pork, in my book !!!!

    Great color Too!!!


  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with Mike....Nice Smoke Ring!

    Looks Awesome My Friend!!!


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