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Offline Reboot

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Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« on: March 02, 2011, 10:35:19 am »
Newbie here - doing my first pork butt and I'm a little concerned that the hickory might be a little too much for my family.  I've heard the apple is a good alternative but not sure about that. 

Is mixing wood types recommended (maybe 1/2 hickory 1/2 apple) or can anyone recommend another wood type that works well with pork butt?


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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 11:03:45 am »
Go with the Apple, work your way up to Hickory.
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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 11:27:24 am »
And if you Want to mix it with a different wood, I like pecan and apple mix.

But apple is a good first choice like FLBR said.

About 4 hrs of smoke and then adjust for next time.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 12:04:24 pm »
We'll give the apple a shot - thanks!

How far open should the vent be?  I've read closing it completely is a bad idea, but it's a little windy out here today soooo maybe like halfway open?
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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 12:50:10 pm »
for a butt?

3/4 to full open, just try to block the wind if you can.

The butt has a lot of moisture that need to escape the smoker.

Closing the vent will trap the moisture inside and keep temps lower.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 12:51:32 pm »
After the smoke is over, change the water out with fresh.

Then change it every 4 to 5 hrs while cooking the butt.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 01:06:09 pm »
Got it - thanks classicrockgriller

Nice forum yall have here - lotsa good folks with a bunch of good info to share.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 08:11:58 pm »
CRG has you covered.  Even when windy, I leave my vent fully open on everything....oh wait, it is stuck open now.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011, 08:40:21 pm »
Hey Reboot be sure and post pictures, we're a visual bunch and love seeing what others have done.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 12:27:17 am »
Will do - It actually turned out pretty good just using the stock recipe on Bradley's recipe site.  It developed a real nice bark in just about 6.5 hours, the leftovers are disappearing FAST!


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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 05:06:33 am »
Will do - It actually turned out pretty good just using the stock recipe on Bradley's recipe site.  It developed a real nice bark in just about 6.5 hours, the leftovers are disappearing FAST!

So you say.  Without pics, it didn't happen  ;D

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 10:01:03 am »
Will do - It actually turned out pretty good just using the stock recipe on Bradley's recipe site.  It developed a real nice bark in just about 6.5 hours, the leftovers are disappearing FAST!

So you say.  Without pics, it didn't happen  ;D

Congrats on your smoke!!


HA!  I only wish there was a way to attach the smell to the pic...it was spectacular!


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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 10:22:52 am »
Look at the barq on that pork

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 12:17:16 pm »
Nice butt.  ;D

What flavor of wood did you end up using?

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 12:37:09 pm »
That is super!

There's no stopping you now.

Just don't tell the wife how easy it was.

Nice Job and thanks for the pic.