I think I am going to like this....

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by chrisr, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. ...smoking that is. I did my first smoke last weekend on my ECB. I did a small Boston Butt, and a fattie. Thanks to everyone who welcomed me, and answered my sometimes stupid pre-first smoke questions. The fattie would be chili-mac stuffed. I had made some chili a few nights before, and I mixed some of the leftovers with a box of Velveeta Shells and cheese. I par cooked the pasta thinking that it would continue to cook in the fat from the sausage (it did).

    Stuffed and rolled it.

    Bacon Wrap

    Ready to be wrapped and chilled.

    I started the butt a couple of hours earlier when I threw this in.

    It took a little less than 3 hours at 225.

    IMHO it looked, and tasted amazing. My first smoke was interesting. It went about how I planned except I found myself tending my coals more than I woul have hoped to. I was opening the door just about every hour to add some lump. For this reason, I had to pull the but off at 150 and finish it in the oven (after 7 hours for a 3.5 lb butt). I'm sure that opening the door so much had a lot to do with it taking so long to get to temp. It tasted great, but wasn't as tender as I hoped. I am sure that with some practice, I will dial in my fire, and everything else.

    One lone pic of the butt before the oven.

    Thanks for checking it out. I just dropped off a buck at the processor Sunday, so hopefully I will have some more Qview for you in the near future.
  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    Looks Great Thanks For Sharing
  3. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking fattie. Would have never thought of cheese and shells for a filling. Goes to show that the fillings are only limited by your imagination. Good looking butt as well.[​IMG]
  4. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    am sure that it was delicious [​IMG]
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job!!
  6. autoferret

    autoferret Meat Mopper

    I second that!
  7. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I love me a good fatty, and creative ones at that!!! Great job on that and keep up the good work!!!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now I do have to say I haven't seen a mac an cheese fattie yet. As far as your butt are you gonna pull it or slice it.? I'm really glad everything came out alright for ye too. [​IMG]for pulling off your first smoke and a good one too.
  9. Thanks everyone. My intent with the butt was to pull it. When I realized that it wasn't as tender as I would have hoped, I sliced it. It tasted great, was just a bit tough. No worries it will be much better next time!
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job!
    That smoke ring on the fattie was incredible.
    Like the Kenny Powers avatar, Danny McBride is hilarious.
  11. I meant to ask you...Have you heard whether or not East Bound and Down got canceled or what is going on with it? It was one of my favorite shows.
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They are coming out with season 2 sometime in 2010 but have yet to hear a confirmed date.
  13. Thanks again everyone!

    Thats what I have heard as well. Hopefully it will be out sooner than later.
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Pork and cheese, a classic combo. Nice job.

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