Pulled Pork and More for a Party - Plenty of Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by the dude abides, May 2, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A friend of mine's daughter had her first communion yesterday.  He and his wife asked if I would do the cooking.  How could I say no to that.  My biggest challenge was that my smoker isn't really big enough to handle cooking for a crowd.  That and with the 3:00pm start time I wanted to make sure there were no delays on my end.  So I cooked a brisket and a bone-in butt on Saturday, and did the beans and sausages on Sunday.  Everything timed out exactly perfect.  I arrived at their house with the food a half an hour before the start of the party.

    On with the show...

    Stared out with a 10.5 pound bone-in butt


    I injected with a 50/50 mix of apple juice and beer


    After a slathering of mustard and JB Fatboys All Purpose rub


    Let that rest overnight then onto the WSM at 9:30. 


    Had a brisket working above it


    7 hours later it hit 165* so it got foiled with more beer and apple juice

    7 more hours we finally hit 195*.  I put it into a cassarole dish and let it set in a warmed oven for an hour and a half

    Damn that had a nice bark on it!


    The little internal thermomter (the bone) said it was done.  Just slid right out


    All shredded


    I put it to bed for the night.  Then in the morning I used the finishing sauce and put into a crock pot.  Put on high for 2 hours then on low for 2 hours before heading out to the party.

    I also did a double batch of Dutch's Baked Beans.  So good.  If you haven't mad these before, you really should they're awesome.  I modified them by leaving out the heat since there was a wide variety of people there.  Including a bunch of kids.


    I also made a brisket and some sausages.  I'll post the brisket in the beef area.  After a couple of hours on the smoker I moved one pan of beans to the oven and put the sausages over the other pan of beans. 


    I ended up with 2 pans of brisket, 2 pans of beans, 1 pan of sausages and a big crock pot filled with pulled pork.  I tried to sneak a couple of quick pics at the start of party.




    I even had a couple of people ask me about catering for future parties!

    Thanks for looking.

    Here's the lnk to the brisket cook

    Last edited: May 2, 2011
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  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Great lookin spread
  3. smokinal

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

    AWESOME Jay!!!
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome job with the pressure being on to perform well....glad it turned out for you
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Everything looks awesome there Jay. I have also had some folks ask me to cater some parties and now I own the Catering Company.
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    ALL looks great nice job
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good Jay!!

  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything looks great Jay... Nice Job...
  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The food looks great,

    It also looks like you have been a busy man!

    Thanks for sharin'
  11. markk

    markk Smoke Blower

    Very nice Dude. I bet there were a lot of happy guests at the party. Got to try Dutch's beans real soon.
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke Jay - glad it came out so well for you and your friend.  Congrats man
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way to go Dude!!!

    I knew you could do it Jay, No Sweat!

    I'm proud of you !!!!

    Thanks for squeezing off a few pics so we could get a good look at your success!

  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone.  It really was a fun smoke.  It got a little stressful at times, but it was worth it.  Every said they loved it.
    Mark, I'd like to hear more about this company.
  16. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    It all looks perfect from here!  but I'm really not a bit surprised by that...[​IMG]
  17. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Jay. Glad it turned out good
  18. Looks awesome Dude.
  19. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks gang!

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