Pork Butt Going Overnight! Q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by davenh, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Started the butt, at least I think it's a butt, at 11:00.
    I grabbed it at Walmart, called a shoulder butt blade roast. I gave it a coat of mustard, rub and injected it with italian dressing.

    Trying out my new smoke generator toy for overnight smokes, so this one will be on it's own until about 7 in the morning [​IMG]. Hoping to wake up and still see TBS going.

    Here's a few pics and I'm going to bed.

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    One of the smoke generator [​IMG].

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    See ya in the morning [​IMG].
     
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, I'll be watching. Thanks for posting, Dave, I am interested to see the results.
     
  3. skinsfan75

    skinsfan75 Fire Starter

    real good pics, im smoking to and it know 4:20 and im on my third cup of coffee and i dont drink coffee
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's looking good. Can't wait for the final pics.
     
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone [​IMG].

    Slept until 7am this morning and spritzed the butt for the first time around 8AM, talk about lazy huh...LOL.

    It's been around 11hrs and the butt is at 166 internal. I've just sprayed it with some apple juice for the second time at 10am.

    I'm not going to foil this one and leave it smoking until it reaches 190. Then foil, leave in the cooler a few hrs. and slice for dinner.

    Here's a pic after 11hrs and second spritz with apple juice. Butt is around 9lbs.

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  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Dave how did the smoke generator do?
     
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Does look good [​IMG]
     
  8. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Jerry..Did have a little hiccup that I noticed before I went to bed. My theory of adding vibration to help the pellets drop didn't pan out. I think all that did was help everything get compacted and it had stopped, maybe lost smoke for 2 hrs. Changed it back [​IMG]. I think my pellet dropping issue was the screen basket sides were too long and would hold things up. Gave it a little trim, re-assembled and fired it back up. Ok now [​IMG]. Maybe I should just leave well enough alone, but just not my nature [​IMG].

    My neighbors were probably trying to figure out what the hell all the lights and noise was at 1 in the morning :).
     
  9. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here's another pic at 13hrs.

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    Another pic at 15hrs, internal temp is 175. Flipped and rotated it. Spritzing each hr with apple juice. Smoke generator is still going strong, no trouble since trimming the screen. [​IMG]

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  10. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    Ok, these pics just made my mind up for me. I wanted to do nothing this weekend. Nothing at all, 'cept sleep. The wife wanted me to smoke a butt. I guess that i just had to see a great qview to bring me to my senses! [​IMG]
     
  11. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here she is finished after 18hrs, in smoker the whole time without foiling. Pulled it at 185, will rest for an hour and slice for dinner [​IMG].

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  12. skinsfan75

    skinsfan75 Fire Starter

    man that is pretty!! nice job
     
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful, thats all I can say. How was it pulled? Pics?
     
  14. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    good stuff, i like the non-foil approach, although i've never done it. i think i'll try that next time.[​IMG]
     
  15. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Ron [​IMG].

    I had some unexpected dinner guests and missed getting the sliced pics.

    Everyone complimented about how tender it was, but I felt it could have been better. Some of the outer edges were a little dry, but not bad. The rest of it was juicy and tender.

    I would say next time I'll go with foiling to keep the corners a little more moist. 18hrs is on the long side to keep the edges tender without covering it up. Foiling would have probably shaved a little of the cook time too.

    Something I wanted to try since I've liked the ribs better without foiling them. Turned out to be a great tasting experiment that will feed us for a couple days [​IMG].
     
  16. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Doesn't your wife deserve a nice pork butt [​IMG]. I can't remember the last weekend I got to relax, so that sounds pretty good too [​IMG].
     
  17. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fantastic looking butt Dave. Hope to see some sliced-up pics! [​IMG]
     

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