Pork Sholder Bone-in Butt Roast

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bummed, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    I ran across this marked down and I couldn't turn it down. Almost 11 lbs for $14.86, that's about $1.35 a pound.

    It turned out to be a really nice piece of meat, very little fat to trim off.

    I salted it down and wrapped it up and let it rest in the fridge for 24 hours. It came out glistening almost translucent.

    I decided to go with Memphis Dust for the rub. I used no binder as the meat was very moist. Put it back in the fridge for 6 more hours.

    Filled the wood chip tray with 1/3 Apple and 2/3 Hickory, enough to last at least 6 hours. Set the temp at 225 and it was ready to go just after 7. Nice to catch some preseason Football!

    Smoke was still going strong at 1am so I tried to catch a bit of shut eye.

    Got a couple hours of sleep and had to check it out. Opened the door for the first time and plugged in the temp probe it was at 174, it blew right though the stall. I started with a spritz of 2 to 1 apple juice and apple cider vinegar with a splash of JD.

    Dropped the temp to 210 for 8 hours so it wouldn't be done too early. With about an hour to go I raised it to 230 and just over 17 hours total it hit 203 and it was ready to be pulled.

    It was a beautiful site to behold.

    Tented it in foil for an hour. The boned slid right out and it was a thing of beauty to pull it all apart. The bark was amazing, my wife couldn't stop eating it even before we made sammies!

    Had to have leftovers for breakfast, it was still delicious.

    Overall this turned out really good for my second smoked butt. Vacuum sealed up a lot of leftovers for future meals.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
  2. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking PP.

    Good bargain too!
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great smoke and Qview!  [​IMG]

  4. Looks good!
  5. smokinal

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

    Awesome looking PP!

    Nice job!


  6. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the comments and points!

  7. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Nice! You'll love having PP sandwiches from those vac sealed leftovers any time you get a craving!

    Have to ask, though. Salted it down??
  8. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Thanks this is my first time freezing PP. I made 4 one pound bags in the vacuum sealer for future eats.

    I salted it down by sprinkling kosher salt all around top and bottom. Saran wrapped it and left it in the fridge.

    It's the way Meathead recommended so I gave it a try since my brisket turned out so good by following his method.

  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's called dry brining. Great looking pork, I used some leftovers on potato skins it was great,pizza the endless possibilities enjoy the leftovers!Thumbs Up
  10. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Still had leftovers that I had vacuum packed in 1 lb packages. I decided to pull one out and give a pulled pork reuben a try after seeing Meathead recommend it.

    Rye bread with Swiss cheese on the bottom and top with pulled pork, sauerkraut and thousand island. Put my cast iron griddle on the grill on low.

    They turned out incredible with so much flavor. I highly recommend you give it a try.

  11. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Yeah, trying some pork steaks that way today, as per Jeff's latest weekly suggestion. I guess my tired old brain has another wrinkle....
  12. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    2 months later and I finally used the last of the leftovers! Decided to try a pulled pork pizza. I was anxious to try my cast iron pizza pan on this. Used a pound of pulled pork, small can of pineapple chunks, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, red onion, Monterey and Mozerella cheese. It turned out amazing!

    Time to get more Butt!

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