Sunday, my first butts, QVIEW

Discussion in 'Pork' started by danreeve, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    After seeing Butts on sale this week I decided that this sunday (today) would be my first shot at it. Qview below

    got up at 7 and fired up the smoker. Mixed lump and cherry wood.


    the two butts with two different rubs after a night in the fridge. (yup bilbo, one is your rub again)


    after getting up to around 235F smoker temp.. in they go


    I'm going to use the "basic pulled pork" sticky thread here and foil around 165. bring them up to around 200 and then into the cooler.

    more to come.

    Go bucks


    side note: check out these bad ass high temp gloves I picked up

  2. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    Temp locked in for well over an hour now.


    I still have yet to put my gasket robe seal on but maybe I got lucky with my buy. This thing holds temps great once it's dialed in.
  3. danbury

    danbury Smoking Fanatic

    Can't wait for the later pictures. If you don't know it already from reading other posts, be very patient with those butts. You're going to more than likely experience that temperature hang (plateau) when you get around 145 - 155 degrees, maybe a tad higher. If you are confident your internal probes are calibrated and working properly, just be patient and you'll be rewarded with some wonderful stuff later.

    Keep those pictures coming!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Butts are really prone to the dreaded stall and it could last for hours. So just wait it out and it will get to temp. Let it be and plan a really long smoke because you can always towel it and throw it in a cooler and keep it hot for hours. [​IMG]
  5. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    might as well fire up one of these while I'm at it.


    Love me some CAO cigars.

    (side note, one of the butts is reading almost 15 degrees hotter than the other.. hmmm)
  6. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    at 165 and into the foil. man they look good. More pics soon.
  7. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    where did you get those gloves, they look sweet?
  8. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good so far...[​IMG]And like Fired Up asked, where did you get those killer gloves????[​IMG]
  9. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    Butts are in the cooler :)

    the gloves came from here
    enter 5399T2 in the search box

    here is a pic of them with the insulated insides pulled out. I love these things, you can grab anything right off the grill and not feel the heat at all.


    and when you're done, you just wash them off in the sink.
  10. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    Looking good can't wait to see the outcome !!!!!!! Love the gloves.
  11. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    all done, and stuffed to the gills.

    here they are after 6.5 hours in the smoke and 2 hours rest (took them up to 203F before taking them out of the smoker)

    (loving the bark on the bilbo rub one in the front)

    Here they are pulled for sandwiches

    (notice my insainly large cutting board I had someone make for me)

    and one more close up to see some of the pink smokey goodness


    I'd say it was a success. :)

  12. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job Dan !!!! That pork looks perfect [​IMG]
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome Dan [​IMG] Those gloves are great I some too
  14. Got me a bun, some slaw and looking for a meat hand out.[​IMG]

    That pulled pork looks great. Good job Dan!!
  15. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    Great Qview dan. I'm gonna check those gloves too.[​IMG]
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Dan, Good Job.

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