Labor Day Cook

Discussion in 'Pork' started by joe black, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had some folks coming over for Labor Day lunch.  Had an 8# butt in the freezer and picked up 3 racks of baby loin back ribs at Costco.

    This is the butt after it was thawed and I had trimmed a little bit.

    Rubbed with Jeff's pork rub and ready to go in the smoker.

    After 4  hours at 250-275*.

    Rested for a few hours and pulled.

    Ribs rubbed and ready for the smoker.

    Ribs at 4 hours with a good bend.

    Resting and ready to slice.

    Sliced and ready to serve.

    Plated with some beans and slaw and also 1 of the beef brats that were thrown in as well.


    It was a great day for cooking in South Carolina.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  

    Thanks for looking,  Joe.
    smokinal and c farmer like this.
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like some great food.

    Butt cooked in 4 hours?
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, that was at 167* when I was going to wrap it. But, I really can't explain it but that butt was at 208* in 6-1/2 hours. That's as fast as I have ever smoked one. There was a decent bark, the bone pulled out with no trouble at all, the fat was really rendered well, the meat was fall apart ready, tender and juicy. I guess as we say, it will be done when it's done, and that's when this one wanted to be done.
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Nice cook, Joe! Those are some pretty BBs, and an 8# butt in 61/2 hrs? Sometimes you just get lucky :)
    Thumbs Up
  5. smokinal

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

    Wow Joe!

    That's some good looking Q there!

    Everything looks delicious!


  6. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    That looks great Joe, Wow! Points to you sir!



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