First time smoking a Boston Butt

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bigclay, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. bigclay

    bigclay Newbie

    So I have had a smoker for a few months and have done some whole chickens, some ribs, and a turkey breast; but today was the first time smoking a Boston Butt.

    For my first time I have to say it turned out great. Just wanted to post up some pics and get some feed back. It was about 5lbs and I kept the temp in the smoker at about 210 to 220. It took almost 10 hours to get the internal temp to 185 (I wanted to get to 190, but I got impatient). I used Apple juice and water in the pan and used hickory wood chunks for the smoke.  I also mopped the meat with an olive oil/apple juice mixture every 2 hours or so.  The night before I coated the meat in a Dijon mustard and then applied a dry rub.  Then I wrapped the whole thing in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

    Out of the fridge and about to go in the smoker

    In the smoker

    Pulled apart

    How does the smoke ring look?

    Lots left over for sandwiches!

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  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great from here! I'd say it was successful! Thumbs Up

    Nicely done!

  3. Very nice job !

  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Good.


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