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My First Pork Butt (pics)

Finally did a butt for the first time yesterday.   I have to say I am totally hooked.   This has to be one of the lowest-maintenance, most satisfying things I've cooked yet.  It was about a 5 pounder - rubbed it and sauced it the night before I put it on.  I stabilized at about 280-290, with some hickory and applewood chunks, and cooked for about 6.5 hours  until it was about 195 internal temp throughout. I let the temp creep up over 300 for the last hour or so as it seemed to be taking forever.  FTC for about 2 hours after that.  Felt like I was pulling the bone out of butter.  It was just absolutely delicious, juicy, tasty and just enough smoke flavour.   Will definitely do this again. 
Toronto, ON
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 4,600
    Great job!  Looks delishoius!

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,958
    Nice job
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  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Lot of satisfaction in getting it just right. Nice.

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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    Good looking butt!
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,573
    Great job!


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  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 289
    Those look very taste for sure. Love some Pulled Pork Sandwiches in fact had that for dinner tonight.
  • msloanmsloan Posts: 289
    congrats….looks great!
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 17,350
    Looks like a home run to me ! =D>

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  • NanookNanook Posts: 846
    Nice job! Gotta love pulled pork!!
  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    Well done!

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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 206
    A nicely cooked butt is hard to beat. Congrats!
    Very nicely done.
  • anzyegganzyegg Posts: 1,104
    Looks so good.... I guess I should have waited until after dinner to get on here.... I'm so hungry after seeing some great eats!!! Congrats man.
  • TimvaneeTimvanee Posts: 43
    Looks great! Need to get back to this, but SWMBO is not a big fan.. Too much food for the two of us typically
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    Looks like you nailed it !!!!!!!
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 7,881
    Timvanee said:

    Looks great! Need to get back to this, but SWMBO is not a big fan.. Too much food for the two of us typically

    Freeze the leftovers.
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