View Full Version : Lovin' the smell of butt on this fine spring mornin'

Jeff Selle
03-20-2010, 12:28 PM
I was planning to smoke a 12-pound butt this morning, but decided to kiss winter goodbye with over-nighter instead.

I used chunk wood mesquite charcoal tightly packed into the 22.5 WSM, and started at 10:30 p.m. last night. I also decided to fill the water pan with hot water.

I also worked on my chicken thighs last night. I got some ployboys rub and burnt finger sauce in the mail, and decided to try it... I didn't mess with prepping the thighs. I just went for a flavor test, and spent some quality time prepping my butt for an all nighter. (what a line)

Anyway the coals went all night. I check at 3:00 a.m. and I was at 230 degrees, got up at 6:30 a.m. and I had dropped to 200, so I stoked the coals and opened two vents. Got up at 8 and I was just below 200 . Internal temp was 170, so I added some chunk wood charcoal and about a half chimney of burning Kingsford. I am fighting to keep the temps down... i don't want to add anymore water so I will just mess with the vents until she's done. I'll upadte with more pics later...

Hapy Spring everyone!:thumb:

03-20-2010, 12:30 PM
Gorgeous so far!:thumb:

Chef Country
03-20-2010, 12:31 PM
looks good, i got a couple buts on this morning and a loin that i had seting in jackdaniels marinade all night

Jeff Selle
03-20-2010, 03:48 PM
Just pulled her off the smoker for a rest. It took about 13.5 hours... That has to be one of my nicer barks :thumb:

That big butt took awhile to get over 180 in the center, but finally got to 185-190, but the outer muscle groups were 195-200...It should pull pretty nice...

03-20-2010, 05:15 PM
Dere' is Nothin" Like the smell of a nice Butt in Da Mornin'...Oh Yeah :-D:-D. Looks great and should pull wonderfully :clap2::clap2:

03-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Nice butt Jeff....