First smoke in the MES is a pork butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jerc, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. jerc

    jerc Newbie

    My first attempt at using my MES 30. I picked a small little pork butt so in case I screwed the pooch it was a cheap lesson.

    The rub was one she got me with the smoker, rib stickin rub or something like that. Not bad. I rubbed it down the night before and dusted it off again before i put it in. I also used the Jack Daniels wood chips she got me with it, those things smell amazing. Cooked it 220 for 7 hours (or so I thought, actually 6 hours as I wasn't paying attention to the timer on the smoker but my phone timer. So I had to put it in the oven for 20 minutes after) 

    After it was actually done I put it on some fresh buns and a Anaheim Chili and Cilantro slaw. Not too bad for the first shot.

    Next one will be bigger and I want to do a slapped together Dr. Pepper glaze I use when I BBQ pork loins.

    Thank you guys for all the pointers, damn BBQ how to from A-Z in here.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 30, 2013
  2. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just wondering.... did you season the smoker? That thing looks straight out of the box clean.
  3. Did you measure temps at all or just go by time?
  4. shakyleg

    shakyleg Fire Starter

    Looks pretty darn good from here! :biggrin:
  5. jerc

    jerc Newbie

    I did. 3 times before I used it. Should I have seasoned it with some meat I didn't want to keep to season it better?
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
  6. jerc

    jerc Newbie

    I checked it first at 4 hours with a weber digital and it was doing good. And checked it again right before the time was up on my phone, not realizing the timer on the smoker had expired and it had turned off. Rookie error lol. Just a little bit in the oven and all was good. It shredded extremely easy.

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