Smokin' a Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hyyal, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. hyyal

    hyyal Smoke Blower

    Got a nice bone-in 5 pounder at Sam's Club yesterday. Rubbed it and put it on at 6:45 AM.

    So far, I've had a rain shower run through at 1 hour into the smoke & one of my thermo's went down. I use 2 digital (one for the meat & one for smoker temp as well as 2 analog mounted at both ends of the horizontal).

    The thermo was reading the smoker temp...sitting nicely at 230* when it jumped to over 300 then back down to 88 - 89*.  Battery change didn't fix it, nor did swapping probes. I've got 1 in the meat and the 2 analogs. I've been doing this long enough to know the approximate temp the analogs are telling me (I hope!!).

    Rubbed meat -

  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe it shorted out on the grate? But I don't know if that'd fry the main unit. Anyway, sounds like you've got it under control. Can't wait to see more pics as it progresses. Good luck!
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure what's going on with the probe.

    I haven't had that problem (Yet!)

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Was the main unit in the rain. That may be the problem. You may be able to dry it out & get it working again. Anyhow it seems like you have everything under control. Good luck!
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far. I keep a couple analog on hand for just those moments. 
  6. hyyal

    hyyal Smoke Blower

    Overcoming the problems of the turned out great!

    Ready to wrap-


    Pulled the bone-


    MMMMM Ready to eat -


    Finished with home made pepper vinegar.  Yup - it was goooood!
  7. sure looks good! Nice job...satisfying when you can overcome something that would "shut down" some smokes or smokers.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My guess would be that was a Maverick meat probe.  The only ones I have ever had go bad on me. 

    The meat turned out.  Nice recovery!

    Good luck and good smoking.

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