smoking a butt?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fordman, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. fordman

    fordman Smoke Blower

    OK going to do some pulled pork and going to try some different to me stuff. I got one of those foil pans and put it in there too put rub on lot less mess on counter. Put foil over that to let it sit with rub on. My question is can I just take the foil off and place in smoker or take out and put in clean one. I plan to smoke this one in a pan and see how it is.
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes, you can put your pan straight in the smoker.  However, it's been my experience that a butt gets better smoke and a better bark if it sits directly on the grates...although its is more convenient and easier to clean up in a pan.

    Good luck, and let us know how it turns out!

    Red
     
  3. fordman

    fordman Smoke Blower

    I normally put on grate but thought I would try this way once. Also it's a 9 lb butterfly going in a gen 1 mes 40 with an amazing. So figure12-13 hours so going on around 1:00 so will be my first overnighter
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan...looking forward to seeing the qview!

    Red
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fordman,

    FYI: It helps if you put a wire cooling rack in the pan for the meat to sit on. That way it doesn't lay i it's own juices, and the smoke can get to all parts of the meat.

    Bear

     
  6. fordman

    fordman Smoke Blower

    Have to remember that for next time.
     
  7. fordman

    fordman Smoke Blower


    Well this was about an hour in.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a good start !!

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    Bear
     
  9. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    I usually place the pan on the rack right below to catch the juices but this looks pretty good! Keep the qview coming!
     
  10. fordman

    fordman Smoke Blower


    Pulled at 3:30 am wasn't thinking when it came time to put it on should have put on at 9-10 pm. Looks good though
     

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