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  • JakeT
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    Smokin' a butt

    I've done pulled pork in the past, but not since I've had a few rounds of brisket, and a lot of time spent on here. I try to do one good smoke per weekend to push my experience and comfort level with different cooks. That being said I've got a 9.5 #er on the rectec, and we're moving along nicely!

    Not sure if I'll wrap or not, but based on the fact that we all want to eat it for dinner, as opposed to a midnight snack or breakfast tomorrow, I think I may have to. Thoughts anyone?

    I didn't have the time to put together a batch of MMD, but I did have just enough of Oakridge Secret Weapon rub, which I believe will do just fine!

    We're currently at 110* IT, just shy of 4 hours in. Just made a batch of bloody Marias, about to cook up some bacon in my new Stargazer CI skillet, then fry up some eggs in the grease! I'll keep you all posted!!

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  • Randy-Phx
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    • Apr 2018
    • 493
    • Phoenix, AZ

    #2
    I'm about 3 hours behind you. I have an 8 lb'er going for an hour. I'll be pulling pork at 10 tonight.

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    • JakeT
      JakeT commented
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      Nice! photos?! How did you season? What're you cooking on?
  • Troutman
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    #3
    Looking forward to the results. You call it a Bloody Maria? Don't know that variation but I'll take one ...

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    • JakeT
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      Exact same as a Bloody Mary only use Tequila instead of Vodka! I am a tequila man through and through plus I just plain don't like vodka. So it's a win win for me! (and you gotta have the dilly beans too)

    • Troutman
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      I too can't quite live without a little Patron, I'll have to try that variation !!!

      Ever been to Puerto Villarta? The State of Jalisco is the true home of all sanctioned tequila in Mexico. All other produced outside of there is mezcal..

    • JakeT
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      Never been to Puerta Vallarta, but I've been to Playa Del Carmen and Cabo San Lucas. My wife and I are going back to Cabo in January. Great place to visit. Being that I work in construction, I work with ALL Mexicans, they bring awesome food and great tequila around. One day I'll make a trip to the city of Tequila an get the full experience!
  • RonB
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    #4
    If your cook is going to slow, you can bump a butt up to 300* easily - the butt can take it. (Can I say "bump a butt" on here?)

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    • EdF
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      I'd listen to RonB today!

    • JakeT
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      I think I'll push 'er up to 275* Currently at 125 IT 5 hours in.

    • HorseDoctor
      HorseDoctor commented
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      Better do at least 275 if you want it for dinner... You're gonna need some momentum going into the "stall"! Good luck!
  • Randy-Phx
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    • Apr 2018
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    #5
    I have my butt set at 250. The temp will go higher when I get tired of waiting.

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    • Sfdrew28
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      • Jan 2018
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      • Pacifica, CA

      #6
      I woke up to a warming fridge so I put my butt on I was planning to do Sunday. It’s the Berkshire from Pape’s so I wanted to avoid throwing it out. I got it on at 9am and am going at 275 instead of my usual 225 so I can dine before 7pm too. Good luck.
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      • JakeT
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        Nice! I was too lazy to drive all the way out to Pape's yesterday when I was struck with pork butt inspiration. I think I'm going to get one next week to do Father's Day.
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      #7
      Hangin' out in the stall!

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      • EdF
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        Looks like it's well on its way to perfection!

      • JakeT
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        Now I'm just not sure if I want to wrap or not. I think I'll give it another 45 minutes, I just bumped it up to 290* so well see if it starts to pull ahead.
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      #8
      It's so close! at 200* IT, but the blade still isn't loosening up! The suspense is killing me!

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      • JakeT
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        • HorseDoctor
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          • Sep 2014
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          • Central Iowa

          #10
          Looks great!!! What was your total cook time?

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          • JakeT
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            #11
            HorseDoctor 15 hours total, I started the pit temp at 225 then as time and stress continuously crept up so did the pit temp. Ended with the pit temp at 285.

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            • JakeT
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              #12
              Oh and I never ended up wrapping it, although I think the bark could've taken it.

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              • Mtbell001
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                • May 2018
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                • Summerville, South Carolina

                #13
                I just did my first butt yesterday. It was a 7 pound butt. Started it at 5:00 am, and cooked it for right at 12 hours. I was able to keep the grill temp between 225 and 250 for the vast majority of the time. I had a lot of fun doing it, it came out with a great flavor, and I am looking forward to doing another one soon!

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                • JakeT
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                  Awesome! Post some pics!

                • Mtbell001
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                  Too late for the pics...

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