Sunday pork butts on the WSM with Qview.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by newflame, May 14, 2012.

  1. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    My first big smoke on the WSM 22.5 yesterday, four pork butts, about 40 lbs total.

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    The smallest of the group, figured it'd be easier for qview's sake, slathered with a bit of mustard.

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    Rubbed down with Jeff's/Newflame hybrid..and then off to the fridge for the night.

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    Got started at 6 in the morning.

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    Burning Kingsford "hickory" charcoal, along with some hickory wood chunks.  My assistant Maggie was very helpful.  I didn't get a picture of the butts when I put them on the smoker, basically I got it up to temperature and locked it in with the vents, made sure it was holding well, and then...

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    Gave the wife a brief lesson on how to control the temps if the alarms went off, figured it was such a nice morning that I'd go golfing. I'm a much better BBQ'er than a golfer but it was fun nonetheless.  I was gone about 2 hours and the temps didn't vary more than 10-15 degrees, when I got home it was right at 238 and held there for the remainder of the smoke.

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    Here we are about 8 hours in, temps were all right around 170 so I took them off to foil.

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    Took them off at 9:30pm so 15 hours roughly for the entire smoke, I reserved the cooking juices for meat jello and went about my evening.

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    The money shot. I'm doing this for a buddies rehearsal dinner on thursday so we didn't eat too much, but the couple sandwiches we had were excellent.  After being a bit skeptical of purchasing the WSM, I can safely say that I made the right decision, I'm very happy with it so far.
     
  2. Great looking butts and PP! Beautiful weather too...we had rain/snow mix and fog Friday afternoon, 1-2 inches snow Friday night, and rain/snow mix Saturday and Sunday.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  3. Awesome job! And don't forget to give the missus a pat on the back too!
     
  4. newflame

    newflame Meat Mopper

    I'm so glad the snow is over for me, I feel for ya man, snow sucks.
     
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job! Glad to see the WSM is treating you well, it will really spoil you once you get a few smokes under your belt. [​IMG]

    In nice weather I fire mine up at midnight, toss on shoulders and briskets, and go to bed! Get up at 7:00 AM and it's just about ready to foil. Get all my stuff foiled and what not, eat breakfast, and leave it alone till the meat is done.
     

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