This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Follow my cook!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Follow my cook!

    Greetings fellow pitmasters!

    I have some friends coming over to watch some football tomorrow and I will be smoking up a pork butt for the occasion. I did some prep tonight, took some pictures, and plan to update as the cook progresses tomorrow. I bought a 'picnic pork shoulder' because it was 8.9lbs versus the 'full pork butts' that were a bit smalller. Isnt labeling fun? I will be cooking on my modified for reverse flow COS (a brinkman). I trimmed the fat, tied up the meat, and salted (dry brine). I am following meathead's best pulled pork ever recipe.

    The ribs I made based on the 'last meal ribs' recipe got rave reviews; I now have a reputation to protect!

    Can't wait to get started in the morning.

    Standing by for updates Az_


      Man, get a label maker and relabel those "full" pork butts, I think Tim Whatley has one to re-gift.

      Picnics have looooong muscle fibers.....


        az_que when you have a moment check out tip #1 in my tips thread. It will show you how to complete that signature.

        Now keep us posted on how that cooks is goin!


          Originally posted by Jerod Broussard View Post
          I think Tim Whatley has one to re-gift..
          Is that Dentist to the Stars Tim Whatley? I could use a schtickle of fluoride myself.


          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
            Editing a comment
            You do know he only converted to Judaism for the jokes, right? Am I being an anti-dentite bas****?

          • _John_
            _John_ commented
            Editing a comment
            Well it is our sense of humor that has sustained us as a people for the last 3,000 years.

            Just saw this episode Friday.

          Ok we are about five hours in; this is my first pork butt by the way, forgot to mention that.

          One piece of advice: buy the thermometers recommended on this site. I bought a cheap digital that had a probe and a cable. It failed after five minutes so I had to make an emergency trip to the store and get a leave in dial style thermo. Not good. You can see the original probe in the first picture.

          When my youngest daughter woke up this morning she said, "daddy it smells like dinner." Haha.

          I am using apple wood for flavor. Attached are some pics.

          I must say it is a beautiful day in the Phoenix area.


          • David Parrish
            David Parrish commented
            Editing a comment
            Maverick ET-732 will do you proud!

          Az, your cook looks great and I am sure it will be a success. Thanks for sharing with us. Any special team you are rooting for today?


          • az_que
            az_que commented
            Editing a comment
            Thanks for the kind words. I am from around the San Antonio, TX area so I, like many others in the city, are awaiting the day that we get our own football team.

            I am not, nor have I ever been, a Cowboys fan. And don't get me started on the Texans.

          That looks very good.....like very, very, very,.........very good....


          • _John_
            _John_ commented
            Editing a comment
            Looks kind of funny without hooks in it

          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
            Editing a comment
            Yeh, I envy those who can just freeze chunks of meat and throw into a cooker without any steel devices inserted.....kinda

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
            Editing a comment
            E. O. S. (ha ha)

          Looking good my friend!


            Great job az! I'm squinting though. Next time, show off with some big pics! Check this post out.



            No announcement yet.
            Rubs Promo


            These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

            These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

            Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

            A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

            The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

            The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

            Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

            The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

            kamado grill
            Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

            Click here for our article on this exciting cooker

            Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

            3 burner gas grill

            The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

            Click here to read ourácompleteáreview

            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

            Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

            Click here for more about what makes this grill special

            Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

            The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order

            Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

            Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

            With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
            Click here to read our detailedáreview

            The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

            The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

            Click here to read ourácomplete review