Two butts begin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thelinx004, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. thelinx004

    thelinx004 Fire Starter

    What a great day this is starting out to be. Started two butts this morning at 630 so they will hopefully be ready for dinner tonight. One butt is rubbed down with mustard basic pork rub I grabbed from this site. The other is dry rubbed with a fajita seasoning as I plan to use it for PP tacos later in the week for a mini competition. Stay tuned for updates.

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  2. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    My wife bought Chicken Fajita seasoning she thinks came from WalMart. The stuff is good! I was planning to try it on smoked chicken as a rub, and maybe on some ribs. I didn't think about using it on Butt, but I don't see why not. I'm curious to see how it goes for you, so please remember to post your results.
     
  3. thelinx004

    thelinx004 Fire Starter

    Just hit 160 and they are getting foiled to finish off. I put some apple juice in both foil pans and sprinkled some taco seasoning in the taco prepped butt, additional ACV in with the other. [​IMG]
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good! I am watching this one.

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    Disco
     
  5. thelinx004

    thelinx004 Fire Starter

    Just finished up and couldn't be happier. Surprisingly the bigger of the two butts appeared done sooner by IT than the smaller one so I yanked it first. Lesson learned, probably should have waited longer as the bone didn't "fall" out like other butts I've done, but it was still delicious.

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    The second butt, the taco one, cooked an extra 45 minutes or so and fell apart when I pulled it after dinner. Definitely can get a bite of spice on this one more so than the other. Can't wait to dish it up with some homemade salsa Verde sauce I made with tacos later in the week.

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    I pulled this one, through it in the fridge and plan to heat it up for a gathering on Friday. I've read through the forum quite a bit to get ideas to reheat, and there are numerous methods. Any best practice advice people have?
     
  6. Damn that's some good looking PP.   I need to do some more

    Scott
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking pork and great qview!

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    Disco
     
  8. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome PP Kevin! I have been lazy once or twice and simply reheated in the microwave while keeping it moist with some of the juices I always save turned out fine for me...but when I feel like playing it safe...it gets heated in the crock pot with juices. Cheers!
     
  9. thelinx004

    thelinx004 Fire Starter

    Yeah the crockpot is where my thoughts were leading me. I should have a couple hours to get it warm without drying it out before serving. Thanks for the help and compliments.
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking Bark, too [​IMG]

    Keep it coming  and . . .
     

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