I Like Big Butts (Boston, That Is) With Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokejunkie, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. I ordered this Boston Butt from the butcher Friday morning to smoke for a Super Bowl party on Sunday. Weighed in at 8.7 lbs, @ just under 2 bucks a pound (not bad for a special order cut). I covered it in yellow mustard and rubbed it down with a homemade Friday night. Let it sit in the fridge for Saturday morning. 

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    Had a late night Friday, overslept a little, but got the smoke hollow fired up around 9am.

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    Up to temp at around 9:30 with a cherry and hickory blend of chips.

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    Couple hours in, IT around 100 degrees, starting basting with Captian Morgan/Apple Juice/Brown Sugar Blend

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    Threw some hot italians in for lunch. Turned out pretty good! Took a bite, then took the picture [​IMG]

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    About 4 hours in...Looking good, a little worried about bark formation...

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    Took it inside after 9 hours of smoke. Wish it had a little better bark, but oh well. IT was around 160 when I yanked it, ready to foil and go into the oven.

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    Few more hours wrapped in foil with the Rum/Apple Juice blend to braise. Pulled from the oven at 200 IT, wrapped in towels and put in the cooler for almost an hour. This stuff pulled soooo nicely, the bone almost fell out. 

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    Finished product!!! Added a little finishing sauce from the pork sticky forum. What a nice touch! It was a loong day, thankfully it was a beautiful Wisconsin February day. Smoked this in my t-shirt and even took a nap outside, couldn't have asked for a better day. 9 hours on smoke, 3 hours in the oven, another hour in the cooler, then pulled. Everybody at the party loved it. Had a blast doing it! And thanks for looking!

    Nate
     
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great !!! Thumbs Up
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!  [​IMG]
     
  4. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great! was definitely a nice day for smoking in WI, I smoked a 7 pounder all day
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice...JJ
     
  6. smokinal

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

    Nice job! It looks delicious!
     
  7. Nice job! Looks great.
     
  8. GReat Job NAte!!  looks Delicious![​IMG]
     
  9. smoketexring

    smoketexring Fire Starter

    Yeah, I like big butts too, until someone disliked my big butts thread.  Nice Q-view. I got a couple coming in an hour.  Stay tuned.
     
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  11. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Looks mighty tasty! Is that keg full or is it just a dedicated thermometer holder? Or both? [​IMG]
     
  12. psycho dad

    psycho dad Smoke Blower

    Nice work!
     
  13. [​IMG]looks great!
     
  14. Looks really good! Noob question alert.....why wrap it in the towels and put it in the cooler?
     
  15. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    I have also not heard of that technique. You wrap it in towels in a cooler to steam it and further break down the proteins so it pulls apart better?    I hope you use your guest bath towels for that!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  16. It has been a good winter for smokin'. Good job on the butt!!
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have such a nice butt

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