pork butt and turkey legs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thehoz, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    I'm going to give my first pork butt a try tomorrow, New Years eve. I'm also going to try 6 turkey legs. The butt is rubbed with Jeff's. The legs are brining in the Slaughterhouse brine. My plan is to put them both in the MES about 8am at about 230 degrees. I hope the legs hit 170 by noon for lunch. The 6lb butt I hope hits 200 about 5 or 6 pm. I plan to foil it at about 160.any other tips?
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Watch the IT on your butt, I always foil mine.  You need 203-205 IT for pulling.  If it finishes early simply pull it and wrap it in a towel and into an ice chest (no ice) to rest.  It can stay there for 2-3 hours with no problems and will still be steaming hot.

    Good luck

    Richard
     
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  3. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    I do plan to pull it. Also I will use the AMZNPS with 30% hickory and 70% apple. Those are the only pellets I have. Is that an ok ratio or should I go 100% of one or the other?
     
  4. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    That is totally a personal taste issue. I go for 100% hickory.
     
  5. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    Well, they're on the smoke.  I preheated the MES to 250 knowing it would drop when I opened it to load it.  Now, it's having a hard time ghetting up to 230.  Here's what I have going....

     
  6. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Lookin good hoz. Love them legs.
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Usually when you have "cold" meats going in the smoker it takes longer to recover because you have the hot and cold working against each other, i'm sure you'll get the temp up to where you want it in no time! Keep us posted!
     
  8. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    Legs are done and tasty
     
  9. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    And the butt.
     
  10. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looking good! Did you get your temps up to where you wanted them?
     
  11. thehoz

    thehoz Fire Starter

    Yes I did Doug. I started the butt at 8am and it hit 205 at 7pm. It was a 6 lb'er. Kids AND wife loved it and are looking forward to the next one.
     

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