The "Go To" Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bloc004, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    I started smoking earlier this year and have done quite a few pork butts.  I am a pretty tough critic on myself and just haven't been over-thrilled with any of the rubs and smokes to date.  They tasted good, and everyone liked them, but I knew they were not what they could be.  I am happy to say that I have found a rub and smoke combination that will be one of my "go to" combos for parties or gatherings.  I will continue to experiment with different rubs and flavors, but this one I know is good and was really pleased with.  I look forward to adding more of these "go to" recipes to my keeper list!

    I Picked up (3) 3-4lb butts at 1.78/ lb.  I cut them in half (to fit in the smoker better), covered them in mustard, rubbed them up, and put them into ziplock bags over night.



    I put them in the smoker @ 250 with one large chunk of hickory.  It took about 3 hours to get to 165, I foiled them and into the oven @ 275 until they hit 205.  This took about 2 hours.  Pulled them out and into the cooler for an hour rest.

    Here is the finished product...






    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very good!

    Are you going to share the rub recipe with us?
  3. bloc004

    bloc004 Fire Starter

    Yeah, I do not have the amounts in front of me, but it wasn't anything special, just had a great flavor combo.  Like I said, I am going to continue experimenting with unique ingredients and flavors, and try and find other successes, but this one just plain tasted good, and is good to please a crowd.

    Seasoning Salt

    Dried Oregano

    Dried Thyme

    Black Pepper

    Cayenne Pepper


    Dried Minced onion

    Garlic Powder

    Brown Sugar
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks pretty good from here...what's next?
  5. cool...keep us up to date!
  6. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Nice looking butt and smoke ring.[​IMG]
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the combo of ingredients in the rub!

    Thanks for sharing!

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