- - First Pork Butt
01-12-2013 11:31 AM
First Pork Butt
Well not first the first butt I've smoked, but the first butt I've smoked on my UDS. Picked up a six pounder, smothered it with some Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard, rubbed her down with some Famous Dave's Rib Rub (because I like the taste), Black Pepper, and threw her on the Drum early this morning.
I cooked it with the fat side up - always heard it doesn't really matter and everyone has a different opinion on the subject. . I think I read you should flip the meat halfway through the cook when using a UDS - True ???
More pics to follow.
01-12-2013 11:37 AM
Looks very good so far.
I always cook fat side toward the heat source without flipping. Works for me
01-12-2013 11:52 AM
From my limited experience, I have found Butts quite forgiving. I think I've cooked fat side down in the past - not sure what made me put the fat side up this time. I'm hoping it won't make that much difference. I've never flipped using my El Cheapo Electric smoker in the past, but I figured I'd flip because of the more direct heat action of a UDS.
01-12-2013 12:25 PM
You dont have to flip, I usually start fat-side down, wrap in foil fat side up to push through the stall.
01-12-2013 12:42 PM
I flipped it anyway. Really just wanted an excuse to peek at the meat.
It's coming along, but it looks awful lonely in there. Next time I'll have to cook more to keep it company.