Smoked Beans Question

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by drlchi, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. drlchi

    drlchi Fire Starter


    Quick question for those who've done this before...I decided for the first time to put some beans in an aluminum tray beneath a pork butt today. The butt is taking longer than expected and the beans burned around the edges and dried out.

    Question is, any advice to prevent this next time? I don't want to keep opening the smoker to stir and/or add water or beer all the time.

    Any advice or tactic is much appreciated!

  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans are a favorite around here.  Just use the search feature.  At 225-250F they only need to be in the smoker 2 1/2-3 hours.  If the smoker is running 350F then just an hour.   

    I have another recipe I made up using Dutch's recipe as inspiration, one that uses no sugar.  Same temp and time guidelines.   
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  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    I like Dutches Baked Bean Recipe, but also have been using Gary's baked beans with a lot of happy people too! Noboundaries already summed it up. It sounds like you left them in too long is all. I use an offset smoker so I have to make sure beans are away from firebox. That's about all I can give! Look up those recipes, they work great! Good luck!
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  4. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

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  5. drlchi

    drlchi Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone!

    I think I simply put them on too early and didn't check 'em...they dried out and burned. Oh well, live and learn.

    Next time I will heed everyone's advice.

    Thanks again!

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