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Smoking Techniques => Hot Smoking and Barbecuing => Topic started by: classicrockgriller on November 18, 2010, 06:14:49 pm

Title: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 18, 2010, 06:14:49 pm
Friend from Deer Camp's daughter is getting married on Saturday.

They are on a tight budget ........... So I said I do .......... I mean I will.

Doing Pulled Pork and Pulled Beef. Gonna get a jump start and do 5

butts tonite.

When to the Butt Locker ...............

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11680.jpg)

And selected (9) approx 9 lb butts

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11683.jpg)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11684.jpg)

Doing 5 tonite using Salt Lick/Head Country Rub hickory/apple 2to1

The first 5 weighed 44 and 1/2 lbs.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11691.jpg)

A Butt load of butts in the Bradley. This is a time when the extra rail spacing comes in handy.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11693.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KevinG on November 18, 2010, 06:17:11 pm
That's not a Bradley, that's a Buttley!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: AlamanceNC on November 18, 2010, 06:21:33 pm
How long does something like this take? I've only done one butt at a time but would love to load her up one weekend and do some SERIOUS cooking like you. Bet you get some serious grease in the pan too.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: smokeNcanuck on November 18, 2010, 06:25:20 pm
Good thing you are CRAZY!!  Next time some one asks me how much butt I can cram in a Bradley
I'll show'em this thread.  GOOD luck CRG, If anyone can pull this off it's you.  I shall be watching with
great anticipation....give'r hell! ;)
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on November 18, 2010, 06:26:14 pm
I believe that's the international platinum standard for "a buttload".

Impressive -- but then your smokes are always that way.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KevinG on November 18, 2010, 06:26:54 pm
Sonny, you got them in a modified Bradley, or is it a stock version?
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: GusRobin on November 18, 2010, 06:27:27 pm
Hey -its a good thing you are doing. must take a while to rotate the butts.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 18, 2010, 06:27:54 pm
How long does something like this take? I've only done one butt at a time but would love to load her up one weekend and do some SERIOUS cooking like you. Bet you get some serious grease in the pan too.

I have the extra element and I am "TURBO" cooking these at 260*

In the morning I will transfer these to the oven and load it up again.

I have an extra v-tray that I will rotate so that they don't get too bad.

I'll fridge the Butts after FTC and Sat morn they will get re-warmed in some

commerical ovens and then pulled.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 18, 2010, 06:30:37 pm
Also gonna make 10 lbs of Cilantro Potato Salad.

Gonna make 140 to 160 sweet rolls.

45 lbs of pulled beef.

And 7 gallons of beans.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KevinG on November 18, 2010, 06:33:28 pm

And 7 gallons of beans.

Keep that party downwind of me!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: squirtthecat on November 18, 2010, 06:34:39 pm
Sweet Jeezus!!    What a load...
Good luck!

You are the man!

Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: TMB on November 18, 2010, 06:36:33 pm
CRG you sir are a great person!!   Now if 10.5 is right and it's 1 beer per 20 min's (each puck) you ought to be feeling real good by the time you smoke that much!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: jiggerjams on November 18, 2010, 08:18:17 pm

And 7 gallons of beans.

Keep that party downwind of me!

Kevin G that was hilarious. I actually did laugh out loud. Thanks for that.
Sonny I know you are busy, so when you are less busy I would appreciate if you could share your recipes for cilantro potato salad and beans....I love cilantro. Looking good CRG!!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: DTAggie on November 18, 2010, 08:42:17 pm
I like big butts and cannot lie.....How many guests expected at this wedding?  Now reconsidering if I should sneak down and sample all that!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 18, 2010, 09:32:08 pm

And 7 gallons of beans.

Keep that party downwind of me!

Kevin G that was hilarious. I actually did laugh out loud. Thanks for that.
Sonny I know you are busy, so when you are less busy I would appreciate if you could share your recipes for cilantro potato salad and beans....I love cilantro. Looking good CRG!!

here's a link to the Cilantro potato salad.

the zatarans shrip boil is optional ............... I do do it occasionally.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: SouthernSmoked on November 18, 2010, 09:57:51 pm
CAP: SCOTTY we need more power...

ENG: I'm giving her all shes got Captain!

ENG: We are overloaded with a few large Talosians butts in the turbo chamber.

CAP: Dang it Sonny SCOTTY we need more power...

ENG: Maybe its time to try and get the FATBOY other engine online.

Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KyNola on November 19, 2010, 05:38:02 am
Sonny,
You ARE the man.  That's a good thing you're doing.

BTW, your link to the cilantro potato salad recipe didn't show up.

Will be watching this all unfold.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: DTAggie on November 19, 2010, 06:23:13 am
That potato salad rocks.  Highly recommended!

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=11211.0
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: beefmann on November 19, 2010, 06:30:15 am
 that is one big load of butt
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: hal4uk on November 19, 2010, 11:01:09 am
Ya think ya used enough dynamite, Butch?
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 19, 2010, 11:37:52 am
Those 5 Butts went on last nite at 8 and I moved them to the oven sometime

this morning. Not for sure what time I did that. My day doesn't start till noon.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11694.jpg)

They are done and in FTC. 13 1/2 hours!

The next round of Butts took it's place.

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11695.jpg)



Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: Tenpoint5 on November 19, 2010, 11:49:12 am
Da Smoking Monkey is on a roll!!! Its a hell of a thing your doing there Ole Pal!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: hal4uk on November 19, 2010, 11:58:56 am
Nice color on those butts... 
That's the way they're supposed to look!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 19, 2010, 12:02:06 pm
Here's round two a-smokin! Both got 6 hrs of hickory/ apple (2 to 1)

(http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/classicrockgriller/Bradley%20Traeger%20Boston%20Butts/Wedding%20Butts/SDC11702.jpg)
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: TestRocket on November 19, 2010, 12:08:02 pm
Very nice! In many ways!  ;)
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on November 19, 2010, 12:16:41 pm
Nothing like perfection from a Master !  Beautiful work, CRG, that I know comes from the heart.

And again ... a double buttload!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 20, 2010, 07:45:40 am
Everything is Loaded up and Heading to the Party!

Will post finish pics upon returning.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 20, 2010, 10:19:25 pm
I told a fib. I had NO TIME to take pics.

I learned a few things in the volunteer cook ..............

I don't want to do that any more!

The pulled pork turned out fantastic!

After FTC, I pour off most of the fat juice and fridged the butts.

I had 4 large commercial ovens at my disposal.

I added Apple juice back to the cooled butts and into the oven at 250*

By the time I pulled the pork, the IT has risen back to about 180*

They were the juiciest butts I have every smoked/cooked. There was hardly

a sign of collagen left in the butts. Always done butts Nekkid butt might have

to do this again. Drop them on the Table and they pull them selves. Had over

a dozen people take the walk over to the kitchen and offer their praises verbaly.

Gave me a swell head. My Butt is whooped, not from the smokin' in the Bradley

but the 171 rolls (which they ate over 150), 15 lbs of Cilantro Potato Salad (there

was none left), 7 gallons of beans( maybe 3/4 of a gallon left).

The Bradley smokin was the easy part.

Someone told me two guys had sweet rolls in their hands draggin it thru the

remains of the Cilantro Potato Salad. ;D Probably ole' Bubba and his Brother.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: hal4uk on November 20, 2010, 10:23:52 pm
That's AWSOME!

And.. YOU'RE LYIN'!!!
You'll do it again!

Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 20, 2010, 10:27:07 pm
That's AWSOME!

And.. YOU'RE LYIN'!!!
You'll do it again!



Not with out help. I am too old for this abuse.

Was promised Help, but they were a no show.

Someone did finally come over to transport food to the eating area.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: hal4uk on November 20, 2010, 10:36:05 pm
That sux.

Thanks for the free food.  Please put it in my mouth now, will ya?

Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KyNola on November 20, 2010, 10:37:44 pm
Way to go CRG.  Sounds like you knocked the folks out with your feast.

I know you don't want this to get out but you really are a good guy.  I'm proud to call you my friend.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 20, 2010, 10:41:34 pm
Overall, it was a fun? experience.

I usually don't smoke or cook to be done at a certain time.

My part of the meal was most excellent ..... Oh wait, I did it all

except for the bowl of mustard potato salad someone brought.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: hal4uk on November 20, 2010, 10:45:36 pm
Hmmm.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: deb415611 on November 21, 2010, 03:45:07 am
Nicely done Sonny!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: SouthernSmoked on November 21, 2010, 05:34:57 am
Awesome job Sonny. Sounds like you were able to pull this off even if you had little sleep.

You know the Mustard Potato Salad was purchased at Kroger's. ;D

Sonny, one thing for sure the people there found out what we know on this forum, you really are a great guy.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: squirtthecat on November 21, 2010, 05:35:58 am
Nice job!

Next time you volunteer to cater a wedding in, say, Little Rock - give Hal, Larry and I a shout!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KyNola on November 21, 2010, 07:21:07 am
Yup!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: Sailor on November 21, 2010, 07:34:43 am
Great job Sonny.  The Bride and Groom will remember the fine food.  My hat is off to you as you do so many things for so many people and never ask for anything in return. 
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: Tenpoint5 on November 21, 2010, 07:41:07 am
Well Done Sonny. I know your whooped but You got that warm fuzzy feeling inside from doing something good for someone. Like Hal said If someone asks for help doing this again YOU WILL do it again. Why because that's the type of person you is my friend.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on November 21, 2010, 08:59:30 am
Well Done Sonny. I know your whooped but You got that warm fuzzy feeling inside from doing something good for someone. Like Hal said If someone asks for help doing this again YOU WILL do it again. Why because that's the type of person you is my friend.

There is nothing better I can add to what Chris and Hal have stated so well.  After they made you, my friend, they broke the mold.  Way to go big guy!
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: classicrockgriller on November 21, 2010, 09:06:06 am
I got home at 7 and "CRASHED" on the couch till 10:30.

Showered and went to bed at 1:00 and slept till 10:30.

All with-out the help of Adultry Beverage.

The World is bright again this morning, and I did have fun.
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on November 21, 2010, 09:16:34 am
The Monkey taking a vacation cruise ?
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: Sailor on November 21, 2010, 09:24:06 am
Now how did he do that?  I must be holding my mouth wrong  ;D
Title: Re: Wedding Butts
Post by: KevinG on November 21, 2010, 09:24:30 am
WTG Sonny, now lose the ship.  ;D