Todays smoke!!! 8.6 pound butt!! With Q-View!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fpnmf, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I wasn't planning on buying a butt while at Winn Dixie but this one was calling my name..  It looked great.

    Gave it a real light dose of SPOG.

    Cranked the WSM at 6am  it was gliding comfortably at 225 with local pecan by 6:25.

    Foiled at 165 and then into the cooler at 205 at 4:30pm. 10 hours...not bad for this big chunk of meat.

    Out of the cooler and pulled at 5:30. Some of our favorite finishing sauce mixed in.

    Mashed potatoes and my habernero sauce and some of Smoking-Ks hot sauce made life right.

    The Womans family showed up and we ate good.

    For those who don't think foiling makes a bark or ends up mushy take a close look at the pictures!!!

      Have a great day friends!!

      Craig

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    No bark indeed!!

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious Craig!!
     
  3. Sure is some nice lookin PP Craig.

    I basically do mine the same why you are doing yours. I also get a very nice bark, and it is not mushy.

    The only time I didn't like the bark on mine is when I left it in the cooler for more then an hour and a half.

    Takeing out of the foil after an hour in the cooler, I let it set about 20 mins before pulling. Bark kinda stiffens back up, and is really good.

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking PP, fpnmf!  And a little gauntlet-throwing should stir up the conversation!!!  I have always foiled and never had any real complaints; however, I have been curious to do one un-foiled to see what the difference is.
     
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    James you should give it a try one time without foil and decide for yourself. Personally I don't foil anymore, unless I'm running out of time & need to get it done, then the foiling shortens the cook time considerably.
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I agree...  I tried it without foil and it was just way too crunchy for us.

    Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
     
  7. when the bone comes out clean you did some thing right great job
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking PP neighbor

    Glad to see the WSM putting out some nice Qviews again [​IMG]
     
  10. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Looks Great
     
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Thanks neighbor!!

    Glad you are back on the air!!

      Craig
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree too---We don't like an overabundance of Bark here either, or we would go with the no-foil.

    My Lab died, and the extra Bark scares our cat.  [​IMG]

    Yours looks beautiful, Craig!!

    Bear
     
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     

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