Pork Butt Chronicles With Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by medic92, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Good morning!  It's a balmy 29 degrees here in central Illinois and it's time to smoke a butt!  It's been sitting overnight all rubbed down and waiting for me to get my lazy butt out of bed. 

    The butt went on the smoker at 6:15 am and the fun has started.  After the great advice of others on here I've decided to stick with my tried and true charcoal with wood chips rather than going to straight stick burning today.  I'm using a mix of about 25% hickory, 25% cherry and 50% pecan for this project.  I have apple juice in the water pan and will be spritzing the butt with orange juice as the day wears on.  I'm excited to try JJ's finishing sauce for the first time once it's done.

    Again, I really can't tell you how much I appreciate all the help and advice I get from this site.  You folks are true masters in the sense that you're willing to take all your accumulated knowledge over the years to help people like me gain a better understanding of exactly what it takes to turn out consistently good product every time.  Hopefully over time I'll be able to do the same for others as they get into this stuff.

    Here's the beginning!

  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I replied to your other post just in a nick of time for this one! Good luck on the cook.
  3. c farmer

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


    Gonna be watching
  4. Four hours into the project and things are looking good.  Basted with apple juice, topped off the water pan with more apple juice and closed it up again.

  5. It's been right at ten hours and we've reached 194 degrees.  Time to take it off and give it a rest.

    In the meantime, I'll have a couple of burgers to hold me over...

    1/2 pounders for me, 1/4 pounders for the wife. 
  6. Finally finished! 

    After my wife and I finish eating what we want, it's into the crockpot for her to take to work tomorrow.

    Overall I'm pretty happy with it.  The flavors could be a little stronger but I'm still working on my own rub and it needs a lot of tweaking.  That's two pork butts in a row so next week I'll probably see what kind of trouble I can get into with poultry.
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member


                                                                               'bout time , I've been waiting all day...[​IMG]
    medic92 likes this.

  8. First loin smoked turned out great!
  9. Nice job
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

  11. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Hahahaha...that is great.

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