Pulled pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thomaswalls, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    I have a pork butt (9 lb) on the smoker, since about 730 am. Impatient me didnt wait until the coals were completely ready before throwing the meat on and closing it up. Wish me luck.. lol
     
  2. You don't need luck, Pork Butt is pretty hard to screw up,  But you need to be patient

    Gary
     
  3. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    Yeah, im having a hard time keeping my temp up to 225 now. It keeps wanting to go out.
     
  4. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    Update: i stirred the coals around a bit, added a bit more pecan, and it seems to be rockin now! Cant wait to eat.
     
  5. Make sure you have air flow, damper on on your fire box,  You can kick that temp up to 250º - 275º the Butt has hat and can the heat

    without drying out, And it will lesson the cooking time

    Gary
     
  6. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    Yeah, theres the only problem, i have one of those cheap kingsford water smokers, so the actual fire doesnt have a damper, only one on top of the smoker itself. I could leave the door cracked but i lose heat that way.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck to you brother!

    Sounds like a challenge!

    Al
     
  8. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    I want to get a new smoker, charcoal preferrably. Any suggestions?
     
  9. thomaswalls

    thomaswalls Fire Starter

    Were at 151, i believe its at the 'stall' now. Temp is between 225 and 250.
     
  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm afraid all you can do is wait it out, unless you want to wrap it.  I always wrap my butts.  I have a MES 30 and don't get a lot of bark anyway.

    Gary
     

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