Q-View - Birthday butt!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by keitha, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    It's a beautiful morning on my 49th birthday, so why not burn some sticks!

    Today's project:

    Rubbed and wrapped it last night and and reapplied the rub this morning:

    The plan is 275 for 4 - 6 hours, wrap and finish in the oven.

    Enjoy you day!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Keith Have a Happy Birthday


  3. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks Richie...really enjoying the morning. :)
  4. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    I put it on a little while ago...fat side up, money muscle down heat. It's going to be windy today! The wood today is cherry, with some apple and plum.

    After I took this pic, I moved a little more to the left, away from the direct heat. There are some half bricks and a pan water near the opening, to bounce the heat around.

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin good so far Keith...Happy Birthday!  Enjoy your 40's for 1 more year!  [​IMG]

  6. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Thanks Red!

    After 3 hours..fat cap starting to split and color looks good. Gave it a good spritz and I am thinking one more hour and a I will wrap.

  7. smokinal

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

    Looks great so far!

    Happy birthday!!

    Oh, to be 49 again!

  8. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    Off the smoker and into the oven:

    Just in time, because it is getting windy as hell out!!

    Having said that, really happy with the temp control today...one little loss of momentum early on, but smooth once I got it back in gear.

    I mixed up some honey, cranberry juice, butter, and some rub and then boiled it down to a sweet, hot glaze and poured it over the butt:

    Foiled it up and slid it in a 275 degree oven. I am using the temp probe that controls the oven. It's set to shut the oven off at 200. Pretty excited to taste this one!
  9. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    mmm...smells good in here! Stuck it with a skewer at 195, got a tiny little bit of resistance, thinking I will go right to the 200 and rest.
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Waiting waiting is done yet [​IMG]
  11. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    The huge irony here is that we are going out for pizza in a little bit! The stove just beeped, so it's done!!
  12. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    There she is...gonna let it rest, pull it later.

    The smell of this really something...clean smoke and bbq aroma. Pretty amped!!
  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice...great color on that Keith!  I'll bet its gonna taste delicious!

  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bring a slice or 8 home PP Pizza [​IMG]
  15. bena

    bena Meat Mopper

    Happy Birthday and Eat till you get the meat sweats!
  16. keitha

    keitha Smoke Blower

    there you have it -

    I guess if I have one complaint, it's the lack of smoke flavor. It's there, but man, it's subtle. Otherwise, this is absolutely perfect pulled pork. Tender, juicy and good flavor.

    Thanks for reading!!
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  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Points

  18. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Happy Birthday!

    [​IMG]  Nice job! 

    The pulled pork looks great!

  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking pulled pork, happy happy, and thank you for your service! I think I got it all, you get 18 in while smoking?

    Nice looking PP.
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful pulled pork! b

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