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Offline Chez Bubba

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Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« on: May 14, 2004, 05:28:05 AM »
Well, just finished up last night & I'm beat! We have 300# meat total for the (Indy) 500 and 110#'s of that is butt for pulled pork. We defrosted it Saturday, spiced <b>HALF</b> of it Monday PM, put it in the Bradley's Tuesday AM, cooked all day & got done around midnight.[V] Spiced the other half Monday PM & repeated same on Tuesday, finished around 9PM. Tonight, I'm just cleanin' up the mess.

Next time, I'm going to start cooking right before I go to bed & wake up to a wonderful smell, then shred in the AM. I think it will be a whole lot more enjoyable when you can sleep through the major part of the smoke.

As much as a pain it was, there's nothing better than that meat just falling off the bone![:p]

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 02:08:09 PM »
Kirk I'm proud of you. What a task smoke'n that much meat!I think I can actually smell it from here[:p]. next time You need to get yourself a digital camera and post some pics.

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 03:21:42 PM »
100lbs of pork!  [:p]  Didja go swimmin' in it??  LOL!  Rotate the staff during the cooking process next time!

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 08:52:06 PM »
Kirk,

<u></u><i></i>Holy Smokes <i></i><s></s>that's alot of meat.  Is that just for tailgating??  You must have alot of friends with that much smokin going on!!  Pic's would be a great idea.

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2004, 04:50:46 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Fuzzybear</i>
<br />Rotate the staff during the cooking process next time!<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2004, 08:11:33 PM »
That what they ment by "kicking Butt".

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2004, 08:03:30 PM »
Hey Chez,

Did you find that the meat dried a bit after being pulled?  My legs were extremely moist and tasted awesome, but I pulled mine the morning of the event and found that they dried out a bit before I served...

Any suggestions?

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2004, 02:45:16 AM »
Yep,

After pulling we mixed in some Vaunted Vinegar Sauce from Smoke & Spice's book (pg 292). You'd be surprised how little it actually flavors the meat but keeps it nice & moist.

We even packed ours into tubs, froze it & reheated in crockpots for the big Indy smoke. Just as juicy & tender as the day we smoked it.

You didn't cut off the fat cap before shredding did you? All that lusciousness needs to be shredded in too.

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2004, 07:55:09 PM »
If you pull your pork and hold it for any length of time, and you are worried about it being dry, try adding a little chicken broth-apple juice. ( 50-50 mix)

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2004, 01:56:22 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by swede</i>
<br />If you pull your pork and hold it for any length of time, and you are worried about it being dry, try adding a little chicken broth-apple juice. ( 50-50 mix)
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">Or some Jergens![:D][:D][:D]

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2004, 05:13:03 PM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Smokin Joe</i>
<br />Hey Chez,

My legs were extremely moist and tasted awesome. Any suggestions?

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<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"> I'm new to this board but I don't think we've addressed this type of topic before![:)]

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2004, 07:36:22 PM »
Gee Wizz Batman, I don't want that to happen again.  

Kirk, you have a way about catching the small, fine and important nuggets that lay between the lines of all our posts.

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2004, 08:08:29 PM »
[/quote]Or some Jergens![:D][:D][:D]

LOL!![}:)][:D][:D][:)]

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Re: Pork Butt...the 72 hour story
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2004, 02:48:32 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by David6340</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Smokin Joe</i>
<br />Hey Chez,

My legs were extremely moist and tasted awesome. Any suggestions?

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<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"> I'm new to this board but I don't think we've addressed this type of topic before![:)]
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
[:D][:D]And yet, this one flew right over my head![:D][:D]

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