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Made my first Pork Butt today


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Alarm went off at 6 am as usual and I was laying out the lump and apple wood by 6:05. I got the Akorn fired up nice and slow like, made some coffee and watched it slowly climb to 225. Put on my rubbed 5lb boneless butt and thus began my day. I was aiming for a true low and slow cook but she settled in at 270 and hung there so I rolled with it. 6 hours later I pulled it off at 205* and foiled it and added a touch of apple juice since dinner was still several hours away. I choked the Akorn down a bit and put it back on for another hour and then into the cooler wrapped in towels. The timing was perfect as my Maverick ET 732 showed up yesterday afternoon in the mail. I love it! It made it so easy and took a lot of the stress out of it.

 

I used a KC rub on it and did not inject as it was a pre injected cut. The wait time in the cooler and foil compromised the bark a bit but it pulled apart very easily with only one small dryer section on the small end. Even that piece was moist enough, but barely. The rest was perfect, at least as perfect as I have ever have had before. I was tickled that my first one came out so well. I have read here that butts are very forgiving so I shouldn't have been surprised but it still was a great feeling when it pulled apart so easily and so moist. 

 

I threw on some chicken breasts to put in the fridge for tomorrow and they look great as well. I am absolutely loving kamado grilling and smoking. 

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Thanks! I have got it bad! Had my CGK for exactly one week and have cooked on it 6 out of 7 days. Chicken breasts twice, a whole chicken, smoked sausages, sirloin steak, a chuckie and today the butt. Lovin every bite.

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