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Offline Reboot

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2011, 12:51:27 pm »
Nice butt.  ;D

What flavor of wood did you end up using?

Thanks!  We ended up using hickory after all, but I only smoked it for the first 4 hours just to see how it how it would turn out.  It was actually very good and not overpowering at all- in fact everyone said we could have smoked it longer.  Lesson learned...next time more smoke!   ;D

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2011, 01:09:11 pm »
I use 6 hours of whatever wood I am using on butt, usually hickory or oak.  I too find it is not smokey at all.  Just didn't want you to push it on your first try.  Butt and brisket can handle quite a bit of smoke.  Some will say the meat no longer absorbs smoke after 4 hours but I am not convinced of that.

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Re: Wood Recommendations For Pork Butt
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2011, 02:16:44 pm »
I use 6 hours of whatever wood I am using on butt, usually hickory or oak.  I too find it is not smokey at all.  Just didn't want you to push it on your first try.  Butt and brisket can handle quite a bit of smoke.  Some will say the meat no longer absorbs smoke after 4 hours but I am not convinced of that.

Your help is very much appreciated - to be honest I never considered something could ever be TOO smokey or overpowering before you mentioned it.  I love smoked meats so much I just assumed everybody did  :D