Here she is fresh out of the butcher's wrap.
If fat = flavor, then this one's going to have plenty of flavor!
I made a simple rub:
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon granulated onion
I gave all sides a medium coating and let it sit for about 45 minutes on the counter to come up in temperature a bit
It went into the Stumps Baby cruising at 225
Four hours and fifteen minutes later (about 25 minutes a pound) and the internal temp hit 118. At this point, I took it out, wrapped in foil and a couple of towels and let carry over cooking brings the IT up to about 125. This is where you can make some adjustment in serving time. It will hold wrapped in a cooler for an hour or so if necessary before the next step.
I brought the Stumps up to 450 degrees, and exactly one hour before entree time, I put the roast back into the cooker for exactly fifteen minutes. This is to get a little more Maillard Reaction (browning), for the people who like the end cuts. Now, I rested the roast for a second time for thirty minutes, wrapped in foil and covered with a couple of dish towels. Here's what it looked like, all done and ready for slicing.
I separated the bones,
sliced it 1/2 in thick and served it to rave reviews all around.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!