Pork butt and tri tip in the PBC.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by worktogthr, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, trying two new meats on the pbc. Have cooked them both many many times but never on the new toy!

    So started by rubbing the butt with some mustard and then some Memphis Dust...

    It was about 4.5 pounds or so. Hooked it up which was difficult. It was deboned so I probably should have tied it...

    Lit the PBC with the chimney starter method and added a couple of chunks of hickory and Apple to the coals and let it hang at around 4:45...

    The butt was going to be for a future meal. So at around 5:45, I rubbed the tri tip with some of the PBC Beef and Game seasoning.

    Let it hang at around 6:

    It was around 2.5 pounds and about an hour later it was done...

    I pulled it at 125 IT... didn't carry over as much as it usually does when I cook it on the weber kettle. But I am usually running hotter so it makes sense. Besides I like it medium rare closer to rare so this was perfect...

    Served it over black beans and rice with some guacamole and smoked jalapeno havarti. Didn't get a chance to take a pic of that since my daughter was reeking havoc haha.

    At that point I decided to throw the butt on the grate so if I got busy it wouldn't end up on the coals..

    I'll be back when it's finished...
  2. c farmer

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

  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm in as well! The PBC does look like a great toy!
  4. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well here it is brought to 203. Finished it in the oven because it was getting cold and its almost May and I just can't take anymore cold haha.

    Made the house smell great!

    Here it is pulled:

    The verdict is... It's delicious. Food cooked over charcoal definitely has a unique taste that reminds me of my childhood. I will say, being a man of many smokers, I find that the stuff I have made on the PBC with wood chunks is not as smokey as I'd like. I think it's because the smoke lasts only a short time and the chunks burn up. I need a good way to position the chunks to smolder and smoke more slowly. Any suggestions? Thanks for looking!
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015
  5. grit

    grit Fire Starter

    Looks great, I do not own a PBC though some quick thoughts:

    1) a store bought smoker box for chunks, do they make such a thing(seen them for chips for gas grills), could you or a friend, or local metal shop make such a thing for you

    2) perhaps a mod to add a grate close to the coals to put wood chunks on just above the coals

    3) foil pouch for the chunks with holes poked in it

    4) some old small stainless steel pot with holes  drilled in the lid from a thrift store or yard sale.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Do you use the minion method? 
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    All good ideas. I'll have to experiment. Thanks!
  8. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How would you use the minion method on the PBC?
  9. grit

    grit Fire Starter

    I hope something works or leads to a solution that does work for you.

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