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My butts came out good. :-)

CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
Did these a couple of weeks ago.

2 butts - 17lbs total.  Rubbed them down with some grapeseed oil the covered with a mixture of garlic seasoning, moroccan rub, and Bone Sucking Sauce I found at the local Academy (pretty good rub).  Let them sit covered in the fridge for 24 hours this way.
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Put them on the grill at 7pm Friday night.  I put them on with the grill still coming up to 250 degrees.  Having the Maverick was a sleep saviour.  Could wake up, look at the receiver, relax and go back to sleep.

It was wild watching them hit the stall right at 170 degrees. Seemed like they stayed at that temp for almost 2 hours then finally began to creep back up.  

Pulled them when the smaller hit 198 and the probe would just move around like butter.  I was a good boy and didn't raise the lid to pick at all the whole time.  That part was hard.

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It was so good.  I'm not a big bbq sauce guy so I go light.  Love the taste of the pork itself.

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Huge thanks to everyone on here for all of the info.  I really helped me to relax and tackle this long cook.  I would definitely call it a huge success.  Next time I will go for more smoke.  I did put some of the whiskey barrel chips on at the beginning of the cook but they don't last too long. 

Now to tackle a brisket.  :-)


Comments

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    edited June 2013
    They look great!  Is that mayo on the buns??  I'm not judging or anything...just curious ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374
    Great looking cook. The maverick is great started using one myself it makes sleeping easier.

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I'll say... that looks great. But, I've got to ask... is that butter on the buns?
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  • Looks great, great job
  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Thanks guys, and yep, that is some mayo.  I can't eat a burger or sandwich without some mayo on it.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    I will have to try that sometime!  Don't think I have had mayo with pork before. 

    I have buttered up a bun and grilled it in a skillet before slapping pork on it.  That was darn good.
    CharlieTN said:
    Thanks guys, and yep, that is some mayo.  I can't eat a burger or sandwich without some mayo on it.



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,998
    I put mayo on mine too.

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Yeah, I'd be okay with the mayo as well. Buttering and toasting the bun would work for me too.
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  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Part of my reason is that I had gastric bypass surgery a few years ago and cannot handle as much sugar as you find in most bbq sauces so I tend to go light on it.  Also like the taste of the meat and the rub as well so don't want to overpower it with tons of sauce.

    Thanks for the compliments, I was very tickled with the results for my first time.  I had done pulled pork before in a pressure cooker and while it was good it had no where near the tenderness of this.  The moisture content was over the top as well.  
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