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Old 06-20-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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Pork Butts to go...

I needed to smoke a couple of pork butts and I decided to do them in my Green Mountain Daniel Boone Pellet Grill. I haven't done any longer cooks in this cooker yet so this will be a first attempt at a longer low and slow cook.

I started by trimming all the fat off the outside of the butts. I then injected them with Chris Lilly’s pork injection. Next step was to cover them with a generous amount of Slab’s pork rub. They went into the fridge overnight for about 6 hours.


About 2:30am Saturday morning, I fired up the cooker and got my butts ready for the fire.



Just out of the fridge.



Ready to go on the cooker.



I got them loaded about 3:00am and set the temp to 150 degrees for the first 2 hours which will give me some extra smoke during this first period.*



Raised the temp to 275 and cooked and smoked the butts until the color and bark looked right (about 6 hrs) and took them off the cooker for the foil wrap.*



Looked good enough to eat now but still not done.

Each butt was wrapped in foil with a half a bottle of the Stubb’s Pork Marinade and then back into the cooker. *



They cooked an additional 2 hours and I pulled them at 205 internal and quickly opened the foil for about 15 minutes to set the bark and then wrapped up again and rested for about 2 hours.*



Pulled the butts and ended up with 9 pounds of product.*



I mixed up a light blend of my catering sauce and added it to the meat. I then added some finely ground rub to the meat and mixed it all up and it was ready to be bagged.*



Gonna be some happy folks at the local Ford dealership come Monday about noon.*
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Looking mighty good Sir. Fine job. Old Dan'l would be proud to have his name associated with the project.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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Seems you have been cookin' butts and breasts lately and they look good Dave.
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Hard to tell is he a butt or breastes type person sometimes huh?
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