Pork Picnic on a MES 30...First Time for Everything! (With Q-view)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thork2, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. thork2

    thork2 Newbie

    The local supermarket had pork picnic on sale for $0.89/pound so I had to get two of them...right?!!  I've got them slathered in Jeff's rub, injected with a concoction of apple juice, salt, sugar, water, and Worcestershire.  I didn't remove the skin so that may come back to haunt me but we'll see!  The MES 30 is fired up and hovering at 230 with a combination of pecan and cherry in the hopper.  I've got heavy duty aluminum foil, apple juice in a spray bottle, and Jeff's bbq sauce on standby.  Time to rock 'n' roll!!

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  2. thork2

    thork2 Newbie

    I accidentally posted this in the "Roll Call" forum (Yup, I'm a Noob).  5 hours in the smoke and the internal is about 150 so time to put it in the foil and tenderize it up. 

  3. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's looking good.  I'll be watching.


  4. thork2

    thork2 Newbie

    I am a half hour shy of a full 24 hour experience with these two picnics.  It took forever to get past the stall on these but I'm glad I was patient though next time I'll be even more patient (and make sure my temperature probe is not hitting a bone) but I'm pleased with the end result.  I've never been able to get a decent bark and this time the bark is unbelievable!  It is thick and chewy with a hint of spice thanks to Jeff's bbq sauce which I thinned out with some apple juice and applied when the meat hit about 190.  I took it out of the foil and I let it go to 195 (which took another 90 minutes or so).  The sauce tightened everything up after sitting in the foil for almost 12 hours.  The meat is a little drier than I'm used to but I saved the juices and will separate the fat and moisten the end product with some natural jus.  Final thought:  Great tasting cut of pork but a real trial of your patience.

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great from here


  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    T2, looks like you have some good eats ![​IMG]
  7. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

    That looks spectacular!!
  8. ThorK2 great looking picnics there.

  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This looks way better than my first effort at pulled pork. Points!

  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job!!!  Long, but I'd say, more than satisfactory.



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