Pork Butt on WSM 18

Discussion in 'Pork' started by albertahab31, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Used a nice rub of garlic, onion, paprika, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Left overnight and made some extra for a apple cider mop for foiling later. Put on the smoker at 9 am and planning for a 9 hour smoke with 1 hour in a cooler. Smoking at 225 - 250 with variety of hard woods from left over cabinet projects. I think the IT goal is 200... Any thoughts?

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't bother mopping to much if at all. How big is it you may need to turn up the heat and or wrap to get done in your timeline. If there's a bone it will wiggle easily when done and right around 200-205 IT there usally good to go. Good luck!
  3. Thanks for the reply. Its a 7 lbs butt. I haven't mopped at all so I think the liquid can go into the foil at the 6 hour mark and then have 3 hours of wrapped cooking? Thoughts?
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're probably looking at 2 hours per pound at those pit temps even with wrapping. That's if you want to get to an IT of 200-205. Also plan on a good 30 minute rest to 1 hour prior to pulling.
  5. Thanks for that. I think I will wrap it and bring the temp way up (350) for 3.5 hours and then check the IT. Thoughts?
  6. Cant seem to keep it at 350 but somewhere between 250 and 300 is the best I can maintain.
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Once you wrap you can toss it in your oven if you want.

  8. So I took it off the smoker after 7 hours and put it on the gas grill foiled with indirect heat. Smoker stayed between 250 and 300 for the most part. Will keep it at 350 for 2 hours then rest for 1 hour. 
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  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Pulled pork is number 1 with me--probably 1 out of 5 smokes is a butt.

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  10. Finished and it was amazing. Loved it and so did the family! Thanks for the help

  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks fantastic!

    Nice job!


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