first real pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wanna-be-smoker, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    I usually do a loin because thats what we have around. But today we are going to a fathers day cookout so I decided to do a real pork butt and see how it goes.

    It is about 7.5 pounds and here is the start of it and it went in the smoker at 8:00 and 2 hours in IT is at 120 degrees.




     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good!  What temp are you smoking and what time do you plan on serving?
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start!

    Al
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Butts can take awhile don't be afraid to crank it up if needed!
     
  5. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start to a great meal....
     
  6. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    well once again i underestimated the time i had available to cook and it was pulled at 195  and rested for 2 hours. had a great flavor but pulled a little harder than i would want or expect. i also ran it at close to 300 and it never seemed to stall but i did take a nap for an hour or so lol so not sure whats up with that.

    The wife pulled plated it before i could get pics so sorry and next time i will be on top of it better lol
     
  7. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I usually run them to 205 and check the bone wiggle. I also only rest butts for about an hour.
    Take notes for the next time. That helps me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  8. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    thank you

    i planned on running it at 200-220 but time screwed me lol but for sure next time ill get it right lol
     
  9. wanna-be-smoker

    wanna-be-smoker Smoking Fanatic

    VT
    so turns out there were a few pics i did not know the wife took. over all the pork was very good and moist and even though i pulled it by hand  i just felt it could have pulled a little better. the third pic is what was left and i pulled it off today so it dont look as good as it did yesterday.

    so over all it was good and everybody ate it because there was just a little left lol



     

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