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Taking the pork butt plunge

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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819


    lousubcap said:

    Plan the adult beverage consumption around the 20 hours and you will feel better should they finish early.  And if you can, monitor both as they come thru the stall as each will likely finish a few hours different in time.  Use the FTC (foil, towels and cooler) to equalize the pull and consume time.

    I did 3 butts last Sunday (When my egg cracked). one was 10 lbs, one was 9, the other 7.5. The 10 pounder was done an hour before the 7.5 and the 9. They all have a mind of their own




    Well now I'm just scared I put them on too early. I guess I can drop the temp and stabilize before bed.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    CT took your advice and lowered temp to 250. Off to bed in a bit. Going to put trust in the egg.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • hondabbq said:
    CT took your advice and lowered temp to 250. Off to bed in a bit. Going to put trust in the egg.

    best advice I can give you now is to chill and go to bed or have another drink if you are in to that kind of thing. The train has left the station and all will be fine. it's just meat. if your fire goes out, light it again when you get up. If they are done early, put them in a cooler. It's all good. Just know that this will be the best pulled pork you have ever had. If not, I blame Lousubcap for his doctrine of being the frictionless conduit (inside humor). seriously, it's all good and you will eat like a king tomorrow. Let us know if you need any help or need talking off a ledge later :)

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    Well is just about 6 am. Dog woke me up just after 5 am, figued I'd go take my first temp on the smaller one. We are goo to go on the smaller I the two. Temps were 201-206. Larger one was sitting at 191 consistently over the piece. That one I left on for a couple more hours.
    The guy who gave me the meat wanted one of the pieces that was the deal. He paid for and I cooked it.

    Clipped off the 3 ties I had on the bone end and took my first shreds. It was like pullin butter. Chunks pulled out in whole pieces. Bark was thick and full of goodness. Tender. Juicy. Incredible. This one I will be packaging up for him for later today when we meat (meet) up.



    Thanks to all for your input pre, during and post cook. This forum is invaluable for new eggers. I seriously feel with some time invested in reading the specific threads, foods have turned out eggceptional. They haven't been perfect, but there is an obvious learning curve to this contraption. I remember back 6 weeks ago when I had one cook under my belt ( wings) and I took on a brisket. Wrong. Too soon to learn the idiosyncrasies of the egg. I was a little nervous about the long cook last night but it was super smooth. Maintained a perfect temp all night to the morning. When I did the brisket I was chasing temps for almost the entire cook. I was too giddy with excitement. Now it I much easier workin with the egg.

    What is the best way to reheat this beautiful thing. I have read to put it into sandwich bags with choice of sauce and drop in simmering water. Any other suggestions?

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    Oops forgot the pics.
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 4,849
    Great results-congrats on the cook.  I'm sure you will get the chance to do it again once your friend gets to taste the pork.  For future reference-you can easlity hold the pork with foil, towels and in a cooler for 4-6 hours before pulling.  For today, your reheat plan works as does putting the pulled pork in a pan or crock pot with some of your favorite Q sauce and warming. 
    Louisville
  • Looks great. Congrats, you'll be eating good during today's football games!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,755
    edited November 2012
    I will say that with the boneless butts I have purchased from costco- I did tie them.  They do a somewhat sloppy job of removing the bone, so without a little string it seems like they are gonna fall apart.  I honestly couldn't tell any difference in the bark from the string (but didn't use much). 

    As far as getting up to check on them- chances are they will be fine.   I usually wake up and check on them...whether I plan to or not...some annoying part of my brain wakes me up!   I like having the Maverick because at least I can just glance at it when I wake up. 

     
    I'm with you. I like having mine too but I would never not cook because i didn't have one. My probes go out all the time and I go weeks or even months without them sometimes. Just saying it's a good thing to know how to do without them and you can do it worry free just knowing that you have a good fire and that they won't be done during the night. 
    Agreed ;).  It is not necessary, it is a nice to have.  I honestly think the ET-73 I had was almost more trouble than it was worth, because the probes were always going out and you would get false alarms...(probably user error for letting them get too hot).  With the 732...it has been pretty reliable for me thus far.   


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,755
    Those butts look perfect Honda.  Nice job!  The 2nd and 3rd pics you can see the fatty juicy goodness! 

    There are lots of methods for reheating.  Honestly, I usually just use the microwave on low power with a vinegar based sauce. I know this seems blasphemous but it turns out good!   I have a foodsaver so if I'm reheating a large amount I will put a bag in simmering water.  Crock pot works great too for keeping it warm. I have heard that you are not supposed to reheat food in a crock pot/slow cooker.  Not sure if there is really any harm in doing this, but if I'm using the crock pot I usually reheat first with some other method then put it in the crock to keep warm. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
    2014 Wing King's Apprentice
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,769
    I used to try to stay at or around 220 till Cen-Tex pimp slapped me and told me to raise the temp. I find it's better around 250 now.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Yes Bravo!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    edited November 2012

    So seeing as the pork came off a little on the early side todayh we had a good lunch. Now its dinner time and im thining what can I do with all this scruptous meat.

    I know. How about some Pulled pork flatbreads!!!!!!!!!!

    Going to take some cream cheese and mix in some Ancho chili paste for the "sauce". Saute some mushroom, onions and tomatoes. Toss in the pork, and add some BBQ sauce just to make it wet to prevent the pork from possibly drying out during the bake. Top with shredded parmesan. Put all this on a herbed flatbread and have at 'er.

    Gotta go and cook this up.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 4,849
    Gotta love the unbridled enthusiasm-sounds great! Enjoy!
    Louisville
  • Honda, awesome job. Looks perfect and you are on your way. And love the flatbread idea. Enjoy.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    Dinner is served.
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    Dinner is served.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • Man if you have any leftover make some ABT's. Can you get jalapenos in Winterpeg?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 819
    Abt's?? Just correalated atomic butt turds?

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.

  • Buffalo but it doesn't matter man. Bacon wrapped cheese and chilis with pulled pork in the middle. Nirvana

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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