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Offline Scotty Dog

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How do you make your Butt Bark.
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:41:36 PM »
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On the serious side of this question.....
Can I add molasses or something else half way through the cook time to increase the bark experience?  I have read some people baste the butt during the cook process.  What about a BBQ sauce during the last 6 hours to increase the bark?  I have seventeen pounds of butt in the oven after smoking for 5 hours.  Should I add water or soda to the drip pan in the oven?

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 05:56:41 AM »
I do not truely know about adding rub, molasses or baste after doing a partial cook. Never tried it. I have spritzed with apple juice from a spray bottle. I have found essentially that when I apply the apple juice it results in a slight elevation of apple flavor (I normally use apple wood for smoking) and the bark tends to be a little softer (depending on how often I do it). I never apply BBQ sauce to a butt. I prefer to let the folks eating it do so at the table.
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How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 06:11:07 AM »
Never tried adding more molasses during the cook. You can also cut the butts in half and you'll have some extra.


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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 06:15:13 AM »
I agree with you that the bark is my favorite part.  Never considered purposely forcing more bark.    I would think more surface area is the key (more bark per square inch) so cutting the butts in half may be the trick.   

Now you done gone and done it.  I have a new science experiment to go off and become obsessed with ;)

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How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 06:19:09 AM »
I agree with you that the bark is my favorite part.  Never considered purposely forcing more bark.    I would think more surface area is the key (more bark per square inch) so cutting the butts in half may be the trick.   

Now you done gone and done it.  I have a new science experiment to go off and become obsessed with ;)

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How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 08:05:59 AM »
I use molasses on mine but I've never added more during the cook. I would just cut the butt in half or thirds if it's a large one 
For the increased surface area. The bark is the best part for sure!

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 08:27:33 AM »
Molasses is what I use on pork butts.  I would think adding additional molasses to the butt midway through the cooking process could result in a sticky bark rather than a good chewable bark.

Since you asked how I make my butt bark, I find beer and pickled eggs does the trick for me! 8)

Oh come on, you knew somebody was eventually going to the obvious. ;) ;D

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 09:31:20 AM »
Oh come on, you knew somebody was eventually going to the obvious.

KyNola - I wish I'd seen this thread before you posted - I could have made some good money betting that you'd be the one to go there.

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 10:22:30 AM »
Pull my finger Paul! ;D

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 12:22:26 PM »
C:\Users\Office\Pictures\Bradley Smoked Salmon and Pork\IMG_8784.JPG

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How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 12:27:00 PM »
C:\Users\Office\Pictures\Bradley Smoked Salmon and Pork\IMG_8784.JPG

Woke up this morning at 4AM to my temp alarm beeping.  FTC these bad boys and pulled them at 8AM.

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012, 04:44:55 AM »
C:\Users\Office\Pictures\Bradley Smoked Salmon and Pork\IMG_8784.JPG

Woke up this morning at 4AM to my temp alarm beeping.  FTC these bad boys and pulled them at 8AM.

You need to upload pics to a host site such as Photobucket.  Nothing shows up when you try to post them directly from your PC.   ;)

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 11:11:34 PM »
Sorry about the picture issue.  I can't get photobucket to work for me.  something about my computer will not allow some things to work.  Also have trouble viewing video files.  On photobucket the download or upload option does not become available.  I can open my account and view my existing pictures in the file, but can't figure out why it will not prompt me to upload new pictures.

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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 02:21:17 AM »
Sorry about the picture issue.  I can't get photobucket to work for me.  something about my computer will not allow some things to work.  Also have trouble viewing video files.  On photobucket the download or upload option does not become available.  I can open my account and view my existing pictures in the file, but can't figure out why it will not prompt me to upload new pictures.

Make sure you have the latest versions of Java and Adobe Flash installed; also make sure your browser has Java enabled. Also when you are at the home page, scroll to the bottom; under Support click on Help. That will take you to an area that can provide a ton of assistance.


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Re: How do you make your Butt Bark.
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 05:17:52 AM »
Molasses is what I use on pork butts.  I would think adding additional molasses to the butt midway through the cooking process could result in a sticky bark rather than a good chewable bark.

Since you asked how I make my butt bark, I find beer and pickled eggs does the trick for me! 8)

Oh come on, you knew somebody was eventually going to the obvious. ;) ;D

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