Not a fatty .. butt....

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ron50, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not as glamorous as the fatty throwdown but I figured while all the attention was diverted to fatties I could sneak in a butt.

    9 lber bone in rubbed overnight with Jeff's rub and mopped with..... nothing!

    I wanted to see how leaving it alone affected the bark and the moistness.

    Advantage was I didn't need to lift the top of my WSM much, only twice over the 14 hour smoke. Cooked to an internal of 200 degrees over hickory, pecan and cherry smoke. I didn't foil it either until it went into the cooler for a 2 hours rest.

    After pulling and sampling I can say that the pork didn't miss the rum mop, and there was more for me :)
  2. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Ron. I love the crystal clear close ups. Nice camera.
  3. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding pictures there! That's pulling some serious butt [​IMG]

    I'm kind of leaning to the no mop also as I like a firmer bark. Next time, no mop. Thx
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, good smoke!!![​IMG]
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well done, Ron. Looks great.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Ron and fantastic bark!!
  7. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I had room I would be doing a butt...butts will be next weekend..yours is wonderful![​IMG]
  8. All I can say is Yum. Great Pics too !!!!!!!!
  9. Man Ron, ya just made my day! Going to forego the mopping/spritzing today now, since it still appears to come out great!

    I'm not sure if I'll skip the foiling or not, but still have a ways to go to worry about that one.


  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice butt! You do give me pause for thought about my proceedures.

    Well done!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Huh! Interesting... I wonder how the meat feels being deprived of the random snort tho? ;{) Nice job as usual, Ron!
  12. Ron, I agree with you. I never spritz nor do I foil and I have never had a bad butt. I like a bark that is not crisp but close to it. Seems to have morre flavor. Thanks for sharing.
  13. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    Nice pix! I never mop.
  14. sweethanky

    sweethanky Fire Starter

    nice job looks good [​IMG]
  15. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    Good looking pork
  16. tbucher1218

    tbucher1218 Smoke Blower

    that looks great.
  17. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    all i can say is wow ck out thar bark. great job ron!!!!
  18. bixter1

    bixter1 Fire Starter

    Did you put the butt in a foil pan or just let everything drip down?
  19. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks deeelish Ron!! Great looking bark

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