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Offline KEVs77

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Pork Butt & Beans
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:13:11 pm »
Making pork shoulder for pulled pork for BBQ on SAT.  My plan is to start smoking Friday night so they will be ready for noon on SAT.  I want to make beans by putting them in and collecting the drippings.  I have never done this before, thus I am turning to you, experts and masters. 

Do I put the beans in right away or wait until the pork has firmed up a bit? 
How long do the beans need, cook/smoke time? 

Thanks ahead of time guys!

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Offline cathouse willy

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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 06:00:11 pm »
Are you using dried beans or canned? Bbqpitboys have a good smokey bean recipe that uses canned beans, some pork drippings could only make them better

link here

https://bbqpitboys.com/bacon-baked-beans/

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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 06:04:47 pm »
Hey Cathouse Willy!

I'm using canned navy/great northwestern beans.
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Offline watchdog56

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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 05:33:26 am »
I have put the beans in right away to catch drippings and get smoke flavor. Here is a recipe that is awesome;

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=35891.msg412910#msg412910

Offline rnmac

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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 06:11:25 am »
I never tried putting my beans under the pork butt as I always worried about too much fat rendering out of the pork. Mine go in for the entire length of the smoke. Every 4 hrs. when I change the water pan I spritz the butt with apple juice and give the beans a stir. Here is the recipe I use for the beans.

Smoked Beans

1   Lb.      Navy Beans
2   900 Ml.   Chicken Stock
2         Bay Leaves
Pick through beans and soak in stock with bay leaves
for 24 hours.
Bring to a simmer and cook 30 minutes.
Drain, reserving 2 C. broth.

2   Med.           Red Onions
1   Lb.      Bacon - Sliced into ½ inch pieces
1   C.      Honey
2   C.      Bean Broth
1   C.      Apple Juice
½   C.      Rye Whiskey

Chop onion and cook till translucent. Set aside.
Cook bacon to render fat. Combine with onions,
Add remaining ingredients to combine.
Stir in beans. Place in pan and in smoker.
After cooking mash approx. 1 C. of beans and
mix into pan.
Foil and let rest.



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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 07:21:36 am »
Thanks guys!  I think I will just put them in right away.  I'll take pics and let you know how it goes.
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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 11:47:17 am »
I have just done them ribs ribs, not pork butts so you may want to scale back the full time under the butts. You could put them there for the first couple of hours then put them on a lower rack and put a foil tray under the butts with water or juice to catch your drippings.

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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 07:47:23 am »
Ok here are some pics.  The piggies are still smoking but I pulled the beans out at 7AM this morning.  Started around 8 PM last night. The beans are delicious although next time I think I'll cook the onions first and render a little bacon fat for extra flavor.

Beans before going in


Piggy before going in


Set up


Beans finished

« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 07:51:44 am by KEVs77 »
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Re: Pork Butt & Beans
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 06:26:06 am »
Here is one of the butts.  I wished I could have kept them in longer, only got to 181, I wanted more bark, but it was delicious and loved by all.

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