2012 Nashville Church Trip - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
2012 Nashville Church Trip

For the last 5-6 years I have smoked 16-20 butts and vacumed sealed them for reheating in Nashville. This year I smoked 20 butts. 133 lbs. Have you have ever wondered what 133 lbs of butts look like in an 18cf refrigerator ?????????

LIke this:



I have to use two smokers cuz I am using these weapons :



I started on Tuesday night. The first twelve were ready to come off the next morning by 9:00. Then I reloaded lump and wood and added ten butts to the smokers. These butts were all about 6 lbs each which is small but it did allow me to get four on each level of my UDS with some wiggle room.








I rested the first twelve in a dry cooler for about four hours while the second round cooked. I honestly believe that the long rest time makes all the difference in the world. Everything was off by 10:00 Wed night.




This makes it all worh while:



This is what 84 lbs of pulled pork looks like in an 18 cf refrigerator:
( I was as suprised as anyone at the high yield ratio)



The only issue I had to do with cooling the hot finished product down. My fridge just doesn't have what it takes to quickly drop the temps on that much mass.

How do ya'll think it would be best to handle this problem ?

I had meat that was still around 60 deg after spending six hours in the fridge. No one died but I need to fix this problem for next time.
__________________

__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
2012 Nashville Church Trip

Do it in two or more cooks


Sent using smoke signals because I'm a cheap bastard!
__________________

__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
God O'Que
 
Toby Keil's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 2,669
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

Now that is some good lookin butts!
__________________
WSM, Chaney, Genesis 1000 Gas, Go-Anywhere Gas, Smokey Joe
Toby Keil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #4
Graduate of BBQ Central
 
swampsauce's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 725
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

A fan blowing on the meat after pulled will get it to room temp quick. Make sure to mix several times while it is cooling. BUT, like you said, no one got sick. Maybe how you did it is fine.
__________________
Tim Pattan
www.swampsauce.com
Swamp Sauce Smokers
https://www.bbq-4-u.com/images/facebook.png
swampsauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
Moderator
 
bbquzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newark, OH & Indian River, MI
Posts: 5,011
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

Wow, I did 6 once and thought I was the man, that's a lot of PP. That pulled picture is great. Tell me why you like the longer rest?? Any thoughts on the optimum rest time?
__________________
Buzz Price
WSM 18.5 WSM 22.5 Performers, Black & Green Q 300 Gasser
KCBS Certified Judge #53267
bbquzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
2012 Nashville Church Trip

The long rest time gives the juices plenty of time to redistribute is the only explanation I have.
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
Moderator
 
wittdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Seneca NY
Posts: 9,860
2012 Nashville Church Trip

I agree with you on the long rest. As far as the cool down I would vac seal them and then give them an ice bath


Sent from my intergalactic communicator using Tapatalk
__________________
Save the gas for the criminals Q with wood...

I get more sauced then my Ribs

My Bark is as good as my Bite!

Swine so fine it's Criminal

Never trust a skinny cook!!!!!!!!
wittdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 6,143
2012 Nashville Church Trip

Packing them hot crossed my mind. I don't want to the juices getting vacuumed out though. I may try it next time with the moist setting.

I also thought of placing the hot meat in XL ziplocks and dropping them in ice.
__________________
" Never let a day go by "
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #9
BBQ Central College
 
JIMMYJAM's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pittsfield,MA
Posts: 499
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

Wow that is Alot of pulled Pork all looks great, I like your ziplock XL ice bath idea
__________________
We Came, We Saw, and We Qued its Ass.
JIMMYJAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #10
Saint O'Que
 
Tri Tip's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Posts: 1,251
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

RESPECT!
Tri Tip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
Cooker


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 241
Re: 2012 Nashville Church Trip

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cliff H.
Packing them hot crossed my mind. I don't want to the juices getting vacuumed out though. I may try it next time with the moist setting.

I also thought of placing the hot meat in XL ziplocks and dropping them in ice.
I like the idea. I think if u try to suck it hot, you are askin for problems.
__________________

MI Smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×