My first use of smoker w/Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by herscht, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Here is my first try with the smoker.  A pork butt. 

    I liked the finished look with the 'crust'.


    I also saved the juice and chilled it for future use.

    The meat shredded easily, but I thought it was a tad dry but was delicious with the sauces I made.

    My next attempt will be with ribs/baby backs....thought I'd try doing them together.

    Not a lot of flovor from the hickory wood chips so I am going to follow advice and get the A-MAZE-N-SMOKER.

  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks fantastic! Love the color of your bark. [​IMG]
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The bark looks very nice[​IMG]
    What temp did you pull at?

    Did you foil at any time during the smoke?
  4. pars

    pars Fire Starter

    Your pork butt looks awesome !! Getting hungry just looking at it. Keep up the good smok'n

    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  5. Looks delicious.  
  6. Outstanding lookin bark[​IMG]
  7. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


    That bark looks fantastic!!!! Can't imagine it being dry, What temperature did you take it to.

  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG]
  9. Well, I tried following instructions from this site.  I took the meat to an internal temp of 203.  I didn't tent it during the cooking process, but I made sure the water tray had water in it during the cooking process.  I set the smoker at 240.  It hit that temp after 8 3/4 hrs.  Approx 7.3 # butt.  I let it rest for 45 min before I drained the pan, then I shredded it.  I do not know what the internal temp was at shredding.  The meat was tender and great with the sauces.  Boiled baby reds were an excellent complement as a side.
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]    Sounds like you did everything right. I like to add some of the au jus back into the meat.It looks awesome for your first smoke. Don't give up, It only gets better from here.

    I guess you need to get another butt and try again; That's what I would do  [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As the experts have said that bark looks really nice.  A little time in foil in a cooler with towels might be in order.  Having said that it looks good from here.  Give us more Q view.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a good looking pork butt. Love the bark!   [​IMG]

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