Sunday funday = my first butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dirtyduc83, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. dirtyduc83

    dirtyduc83 Fire Starter

    Well actually it was a 10 lb picnic shoulder. Started it up 12:30am rubbed down with mustard and a generous coating of pappy's choice reduced sodium seasoning. Been using the stuff on everything...found it on Amazon with good reviews.

    Put it in the MES40 with mailbox mod and amnps with lumberjack Oak, hickory, cherry blend (my new favorite). It went overnight at 225. This morning around 8:00 it was at 153...still a ways to go. Decided not to wrap as I had great results with a no foil brisket.

    It finally hit 200 IT at 6:30pm about 18 hrs total. I wrapped it and popped it in to a 170 degree oven. Once in I killed the heat. Rested in there for about an hour. I started pulling at around 7:30pm with my newly acquired bear claws. Bones came out clean and if it weren't for the bark would have fallen apart as I tried to move it from the foil.

    It was perfectly tender, great bark and smokiness. Threw it on a soft roll with a little bbq sauce. My gf said it was the best pulled pork she has ever had. I had to agree. I'm excited this first pulled pork effort turned out so well. No more sub par restaurant pulled pork for me.

    Some qview:

     
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Great looking pulled pork there man!
     
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DD83, nice looking PP, did you use a finishing sauce ?
     
  4. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks tasty. [​IMG]
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yum!  Looks delicious, Duc!  Very nice first effort!  [​IMG]

    Red
     
  6. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Looks fantastic!
     
  7. Looks awesome! Nice work.
     
  8. dirtyduc83

    dirtyduc83 Fire Starter

    No finishing sauce on it. I might mix one up tonight since i'll be reheating a few lbs of it for the work potluck tomorrow.

    Thanks all for checking out my Q. Excited about the results i'm getting with the MES and AMNPS.
     
  9. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Success is always rewarding. Nice Post.

    Keep Smokin.
     
  10. Nice Job, color was great

    Gary
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, is your first butt better than mine was. Great job!

    Disco
     
  12. thats a fine looking butt there, you should be proud of that. i bet it was taste.

    dannylang
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great looking hunk of pork love right there!!:drool
     
  14. dirtyduc83

    dirtyduc83 Fire Starter

    Mixed up some of SoFlaQuers finishing sauce and splashed some in when I warmed up the pork for a sandwich. The added tang is a nice contrast on the rich pulled pork. Topped it with a little coleslaw on a soft bun.

    Any preferences on store bought sauce? I've always liked sweet baby rays. Haven't ventured in to making my own yet.
     
  15. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    No store bought here. Just jeff's sauce.
     
  16. Look delicious.  Great writeup. 
     
  17. bonzbbq

    bonzbbq Smoke Blower

    Gotta say, don't get any better than that for a first butt, probably quite a few of us wished our first was that good
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  18. That needs to be on the cover of BBQ magazine   Fantastic Color

    Gary
     

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