My first butt attempt

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by the macdaddy, May 30, 2015.

  1. Giving a try to a pork butt today.  My first ever attempt.... Patience is a virtue.

  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck. As for the patience, I suppose it's all relative. 8 hours is about as long as I'm willing to wait for a pork butt. But I'm in the minority. 😀
    Let us know how it turns out!
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Macdaddy , never fear , I will be here . . .

    Are you going to wrap it , or going naked the entire trip [​IMG]

    I'm a Nudist and don't wrap , just my preference .

    I'm intending to have your Butt looking good when you finish [​IMG]  .

       with fallout bone and great Bark.

    Got my coffee   [​IMG], and ready to go . . .

    Have fun and . . .
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck with it MacDaddy.  You're in good hands with Oldschool and MD.   Can you give more details on your process ?  What's your plan ? Chamber temp ?  That kind of thing.
  5. I went 225 with it.  Went naked the whole time.  Was going to wrap, but decided for my first time I was going to take the long road.  I used a rub, and used hickory / cherry.

    Took 11 hours, here is the look of it at that time..

    Then I let rest for 2 hours, wrapped in a cooler.

    Shredded and feasted!

    Thanks for the help!
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad it worked out for you!! There really is no wrong way to do pulled pork. It's hard to mess up. You'll see guys and gals on here arguing back and forth about bark, cook temps, wrapping versus naked etc... But in the end we all get to sit back, relax with loved ones and enjoy some delicious food that we've prepared. And I don't think anyone would argue with that.

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