My First Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chicanuck, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Thanks to the information on this forum, my first pork butt was a huge success.  I got a great deal on a 12-13lb shoulder, I cut ~5lbs off that I will put in a slow cooker at a later date, so the butt I smoked was ~8lb or so.  I used a Smoke Vault 18 with apple wood chips, I keep the temp ~250F but it did creep up to ~275F at times, I ran into an IT stall at ~156F for about 2 hours.  At ~165F IT, I poured some apple cider/apple juice over it, foiled until the temp reached ~195F, put it in a cooler for ~45 mins. It was still pretty warm when I pulled the meat, but I was hungry and could not wait any longer......started at 8am and was eating by ~6pm, so ~10 hours.  I saved the juice and have been eating it on everything the last several days.....a huge success.

    I got all the smoking information from these forums, thank below.

    Lemon for reference, I applied the rub the night before from the Smoking Meat book.

    During the IT stall at ~156F.

    Finished Pulled Pork with a huge fan watching and waiting.
  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    There you go! You're hooked now ! Nice job.
  3. pureflusher

    pureflusher Fire Starter

    Looks good! Try no foil next time if u like bark.
  4. Very nice

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