They say you never forget your first butt... er... picnic

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tatuajevi, May 30, 2013.

  1. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Well I have a work potluck on Saturday and I happen to have friends coming over for dinner tonight, so I figured I give pulled pork a go. Yes, it's 3:30am and I just threw a picnic on the smoker, I'm going to feel like death tomorrow! Let's hope this baby is done by 6pm so I can rest and pull it for dinner.

    The pork was 9 pounds before I trimmed off the cap, down to 8 pounds before throwing a rub on it. I used Jeff's rub that I've modified to my tastes: I add more cayenne, a bit more salt, and some curry powder as well. Then in the fridge for 12 hours.

    Tomorrow I'll add a turkey to the smoker around 11am, pics to follow throughout the cooking process!


     
    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Phil, you are a glutton for punishment....   cooking at all hours....    Looking good so far....     Dave
     
  3. Ill be waiting for a view of the que.
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]......I'm in....and you promised q-views!

    Kat
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yep I remember mine !!!!!!!
     
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll be here also...[​IMG].
     
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good so far!  Keep that qview coming!

    Red
     
  8. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bring it on!! i'll be watching as well. I'll be doing two butts tommorow for pulled which i'm good with in my mind, but a little intimitated by the 16 racks of St. Louis i'm doing on Saturday. That will be my first for that many. I'll post some pics in another thread when it's over. I realy appreciate this site and the efforts of everyone doing what they love to do. Reinhard
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good! If you hit the stall and are looking tight on time you can always foil and put the butt back in.
     
  10. alright!!! all night & early morning smoking!! my kinda game...[​IMG]
     
  11. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Alright, I promised updates. Temp is 175 after almost 8 hours, smoker is holding steady at about 240. I'm not saying it's going to be done anytime soon, but it's certainly going to be done before dinner! Bonus!

    Getting a nice bark on her!


    Turkey is going on in a few minutes, just getting her out of the fridge.
     
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Be sure to  put the bird below the pig..... You do not want poultry dripping on pig or any other food as far as that goes....    

    Dave
     
  13. looks good from where im at..and yes Dave is spot on with his advice... gotta quick question for ya, what is that little thermometer you have on the grate?...ive seen em around and seing that one just reminded me to ask..ive been trying to find one somewhere but i dont know what to look for..lol. [​IMG]
     
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    looking fine so far...[​IMG]
     
  15. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good so far!

    Keep it going!

    Kat  
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  16. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Definitely!

    The little thermometer is just an oven thermometer you can buy at any grocery store. $5 or so. I really need a nice wireless thermometer that does both at the same time!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Butts Looking good! The turkeys going to get some good love from the pork drippings!!

    If you have an iphone the iGrill therm works great. If not the Mav ET-732 which you can get from A-MAZE-N is the great too.
     
  18. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great!!!! Reinhard
     
  19. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Well they say pride comes before the fall, ha! Pork stalled out on me, probably because I was thinking it was going to be ready for dinner! It's 4pm and it's at 181 degrees. I wrapped it in tinfoil (should have done this earlier!) and I'm hoping it hurries up a bit! Fat chance!
     

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