Rubbed couple of butts tonight... w/Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jp61, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It's been awhile since I've rubbed some butt, so I took these two out of the freezer Tuesday morning to thaw. A couple months ago I was doing a little shopping at Sam's club and just happen to walk by the meat section. Look up at their little board and it says "Boston Butt $1.34/lb per/case" hmmm, I thought to myself....I could make some more sausage, some more pulled pork and it's $0.14/lb cheaper than the last time. I had no intention of buying any kind of meat going in, but ended up driving home with a case of BUTT. Anyhow, no sausage from the case yet (better get'er done before the heat wave) but these butts are going to get some heat/smoke conditioning [​IMG]. Not doing anything special... mixed some of Emeril's Essence with brown sugar (3 to 1) and gave the butts a good massage with yellow mustard and the rub. Planning on using white grape juice in the pan, for spritz and the foil (don't have apple juice) plus apple pellets in my brand new smoke generator from Todd. Will be using the only smoker that I have, which is a MES-40" and the ET-732 to keep everything under control. It's gonna be a long day and if I get a little hungry I'll snack on some of these...http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/120547/better-late-than-never-my-first-batches-of-jerky-w-q-view  Planning on the foil at 165°F IT and pulling it off at 205° IT. Then, I will wrap them in towels and hide them in a cooler for a couple of hours before the pull. After that, eat, drink, smoke, coffee, relax, vacuum seal and freeze. Will see what happens... [​IMG]

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    Hopefully will see you tomorrow... Thanks for looking.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I just had a brilliant idea.... I'd better take the "AMNPS" for a test drive before tomorrow's smoke....duhhh!

    Did I ever tell you how much I love this coffee? Very...

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    So much for that idea! Went out to the garage fired up the MES, filled one row in the AMNPS, lit the propane torch (sounded & looked low), pellets almost started burning then it runs out of fuel. I don't have another tank so I guess I'll be using chips for this one. I'll try it out on the 18lbs of pork belly sitting in the fridge, when it's time. And now I'm gonna stop talking to myself on here.

    Edit: btw...the propane torch I've had and did not buy it from Todd. Don't want people to get the wrong impression...sorry, didn't think of it before I clicked submit.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan to me !

     waiting on the finished product!!!
     
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I got two butts that going on in the morning. Be back to see how yours turn out
     
  6. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    So what is the case QTY on butts from Sams?  Do you have NE idea on the poundage. 

    Might be usefull for my next sams trip.

    I asked once on the case qty/poundage for there BB ribs but the guy acted like ummmm....  he had no clue hahah  I
     
  7. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This last case I got was around 75lbs, 2-butts/pack and it had 4-packs. The one before that was 65.5lbs, 2-butts/pack and it had 5-packs.
     
  8. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Too much of that good coffee! Put them on at 3:10am and it's been kind of a PITA for the first 45min smoke wise. It's 43° outside, windy, raining and dark. Have the smoker inside my detached garage so I can't see what it's doing smoke wise from the house. Temp is holding pretty steady between 225° and 228°. Been in and out of the house numerous times to check on the smoke. First time I went back out she was huffing and puffing by the chip loader....I'm pretty sure it was getting too much air from the wind gusts so I turned the whole smoker 180° so the chip loader is facing away from the man-door. It seemed like it calmed down and it was generating TBS.... going out to check again. Could have picked a better day/night to do this. 
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  9. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Six hours into the smoke...

    I was using the two middle rack positions in this pic, but, as you can see the lower butt is more meowing than barking so I moved it to the top rack position and inserted the meat probe to the now lower butt. Added some more white grape juice to the water pan and chips for smoke. I ended up using cherry chips instead of apple.

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  10. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    12 hours later they hit 165°, foiled them with some white grape juice and back in the MES they went until they reach 205°

    They smell delicious....IT dropped 7° during the foil so I bumped up the set point on the MES to 260° for a little while then I'll back off once it's stabilized.

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  11. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    They are looking really good!

    How do you like the white grape juice? I've been thinking of trying it instead of apple.
     
  12. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Never used white grape juice before this smoke so I don't have an answer for you yet, but they sure do smell good.
     
  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good JP
     
  14. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Dan! 13 hours in and still have a looong ways to go. I'm about ready to fall over. Brain doesn't work right when tired.... it's bad enough you get the temp drop from the foiling, I poured cold juice on them [​IMG]
     
  15. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I understand that. [​IMG]!!!!!!!    my two butts been on 13 1/2 hours  and only at 183 IT.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Total of 16hrs in the smoker when they reached 205° The PP turned out decent, but I can't say it's the best I've ever made.

    I think maybe the combination of the rub, white grape juice and cherry chips is a little week, but who knows, I'm so tired I

    can't see straight. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

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  17. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    It looks really good JP! Being so tired I bet it will taste different tomorrow!  Great job! and Thanks for keeping us with you. One thing I noticed before was smoking all day I was like overwhelmed with smoke and immune to any flavor and the next day after a good shower and some sleep my tastebuds came back, so let us know tomorrow!
     
  18. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    NICE> So I guess its around 8.5-12.5# avg. on each butt if my math is correct lol.

    Thanks a LOT for the info. Appreciate it

    Mike
     
  19. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]You were right!! The PP tastes just fine! It's almost as good as the best I've ever made. [​IMG]  I'm not do for a shower until next Friday at 11:30pm!

    All signed, sealed and some will be delivered. See ya at my next butt rub and smoke [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  20. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    C'mon now..... not even a chuckle? It's not that bad, is it? lol
     

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