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23½ hour butt smoke 225°

Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Posts: 261
edited 2:46PM in EggHead Forum
Here he is hanging with some chicken breast buds:

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and 23½ hours later:

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Then converted to pulled pork:

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Problem is, I keep getting this hard "rind" all the way around the butt, which I have to remove and throw away, along with the first ½" or so of meat, which takes on a really reddish hue, from the smoke I guess. I just wish there wasn't so much waste.

Comments

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    What was wrong with the smoke ring?

    23 1/2 hours is excessive. Was that 225 degs Dome or Grate?
  • It sound like you are throwing the best part (the bark)away. :huh: :ermm:
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    OMG dude you threw away the bark which is the best part...the BGE police may come take your Egg away.... :P :woohoo: :lol:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    that hard rind is the skin on a picnic butt. should take that off if you want edible bark all around
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • EggmoramusEggmoramus Posts: 84
    Hey dude, send the bark my way, that's the best part!
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Like Stike said, you should remove the skin on a picnic before prepping and cooking.

    Try a Boston Butt part of the shoulder instead of the picnic - you will get a great bark and little waste! :woohoo:
  • Hee hee just teasing folks :P ... course I chopped up the bark an added it to the pulled pork, didn't y'all see it in the photo?

    Good advice on removing the skin from a picnic, never have bothered, perhaps I will try that next time!
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Some may think you to be a troll. :laugh:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Keep that skin cuz.Remove it after the cook,season it with a little rub,place in a 350 degree oven on a rack over a pan.Cook til crispy.It's better than the PP! ;) I guarontee!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    nm
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    Some future options with a picnic are to trim some of the skin away, leaving enough for a little heat shield (and some good cracklins*) -OR- remove it all and just treat it like a butt end.

    *the skin on a picnic is thicker than that on a young pig, oil it with olive oil, and if you use a turkey baster to remove some of the early drippings from your pan, you can baste the skin with this fat and it will crisp up.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Some may think you to be a troll.

    Oh, I think I've been around long enough to have a little fun. ;) I haven't posted much in recent years, but folks who have been around a while will remember me as "JET", I joined the forum in the late nineties, I guess...
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