Jump to content

It's my birthday, and . . . I wanted a piece of Butt!

Recommended Posts

Yyyyyeees, Sir!  Time to fire up the Akorn to celebrate the day my Mama brought me into this world on January 19, 1964.


Gave my Butt a light oil rub down of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you know that First Cold Press kind, the night before the cook.  A generous coating of a Sweet Hickory dry rub followed by a tight wrapping of of my Butt with Cling Wrap.  Then, off I sent it to the fridge box to soak in all that goodness of the sweet brown sugar and tart apple cider crystals.


Mama didn't name me Waylon Jennings, Charlie Pride, or Merle Haggard.  She named me after a New York Giant Football player.  Nnnnnaaah, Sir, it wasn't Steve Goodman.


Loaded up the grill with some B&B Hickory Lump, that green bag stuff, and some Cherry wood chunks.  The temp stabilized around that magical heat of 250 degrees at 1:15 PM.  Placed my 9 pound Butt on the oiled grates.  I love the way that my Butt sizzles when it first hits the cast iron.


Mama said it was raining the day she brought me home from the hospital.  Maybe, that explains why I like the rain so much.


At 12:15 AM, the internal temp of my Butt hit my target temp of 205 degrees, 11 hours of cook time.  I swaddled my Butt in a few layers of tin foil and placed it in a cooler to take a deserved rest.


Mama said my drunk Uncle Odell took us home from the hospital in his old beat up pick-up truck.  Daddy was still in prison at that time.


I love the way the smoke ring surrounded my Butt in all that smoky goodness.




Mama took baby me from the hospital to our house on Wheat Street, down by the train tracks, on the wrong side, wouldn't you know.  Yyyyyeees, Sir.


Started shredding my Butt at 2:30 AM.




Well, it was all I could do to keep from crying tears of joy when reflecting on my 52 years.  And, even today, I don't mind fishing in the rain.


The finished product:




Thanks, Mama, for that blessed day 52 years ago on January 19, 1964.










Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By Tarnation
      Prepped this little half butt for a work Halloween potluck last night, cooking it tonight.  Just a little teaser before I tucked in and put it to bed.

    • By Brickyoung
      Hey family,
      I plan to smoke 7 pork butts on my Big Joe using my extender rack.  All the butts weigh between 7-8 pounds.  
      Should I maintain the general rule of approx 1.5 -2 hours cook time at 225? With that, is it fair to say this cool will be approx 16 hours for all 7 butts? I just want to make sure the extra capacity doesn’t affect my cook time.
      I’d appreciate advice based on prior experience from you folks. 
    • By cwhuling
      I ended up with a mostly free Saturday and decided to cook a couple of Boston Butts.  I finished my other chores early and decided to make home made rolls and Cole slaw to go with the pork.  This was the first time I brined a Boston Butt and was pleased with the outcome.  

    • By brandonh
      I'm pretty inexperienced with my kamado, especially low and slow. My temp had been higher than I wanted (305) so I adjusted the top vent to nearly closed (1/8” or so). The temp held steady  at around 245 for the next 4 hours and now going into hour 6 my temp has dropped to 225 in the last 45 min. Is my fire out? I'm about 15 min from home so I don't want to go unless necessary. TIA
    • By NeroPrime
      Just got done with dinner, my first time making a Boston Butt.
      The Akorn with the Tip Tip Temp kept an even 240-250ºF for the full 7 hrs.
  • Create New...