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jcnaz

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Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:45:33 AM »
The guys at the fire station where I work wanted pulled pork for dinner. I brought my WSM and a bag of Weber briquettes in with me.
 I have always used low and slow, but have been wanting to try a hot n fast cook for a long time. I figured that I will let these guys be my taste testers.
This is also my first time using the Weber briquettes, so let's see how it goes!

I am following the hot and fast instructions from the Virtual Webber Bullet (http://virtualweberbullet.com/pork4.html) pretty closely. I was out of apple chunks, so I am using chips.

Charcoal ring 1/2 full, with a chimney of lit on top:




Two bone-in butts, about 7lbs each. Trimmed and rubbed with stuff that I threw together, and refrigerated over night. Empty water pan wrapped in foil:


Smoking right along! 300ish on the lid thermo, 340 on the grate per my Dot:


TBC...

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« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 10:48:19 AM by jcnaz »
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mhiszem

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 11:23:33 AM »
Cant wait to see the end results!


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jcnaz

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 12:10:41 PM »
3 hours in. Running steady at 340:



Foiled and going for 2 hours more:



They are already in the 170-175 range internal. I may check them in 1 hour and see where we are...

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iCARRY

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 12:47:27 PM »
You will be very close to being finished. That's how I have done my last few butts, only difference is mine are boneless.


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jcnaz

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 01:48:45 PM »
They probably we're done at 4 hours.
We ran a call, and when we returned it had been about 4 hours and 40 minutes total cook time. The internal temp of the butts was 208, and probed very tender. The WSM had climbed to 360.

They are still foiled and wrapped in a cooler. We will see how they are in a couple of hours.

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« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 05:51:55 AM by jcnaz »
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 01:52:35 PM »
Looks good John!

I have never done pork butts hot and fast on my WSM. I am going to have to give that a try.

I assume all the vents are wide open?

Also, please report let us know what you think about the Weber Briquettes. I normally like to run Stubbs in my WSM, so I passed on extra bags of Weber to cash in (hopefully) on the Stubbs Labor Day Sale next week.

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 04:08:16 PM »
208, they will be so tender. Hope it's good.


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jcnaz

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 07:20:06 PM »
Well the Weber charcoal is good stuff. I started with two chimneys of briquettes, ran 350 for almost five hours, shut it down and this what I got back:


The pork was very good. It sat in my cooler for over three hours before we had a chance to eat. The internal temp was still 160! I nearly burned my hands trying to pull it.





I will definitely use this hot n fast technique again! I want to dial it in with more constant supervision at home, without being called away.
Nice to have another tool in the box!




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jcnaz

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
Looks good John!

I have never done pork butts hot and fast on my WSM. I am going to have to give that a try.

I assume all the vents are wide open?

Also, please report let us know what you think about the Weber Briquettes. I normally like to run Stubbs in my WSM, so I passed on extra bags of Weber to cash in (hopefully) on the Stubbs Labor Day Sale next week.

-Mike
Thanks Mike!
I did have the vents all wide open.
The Weber charcoal reminds me of Stubb's so far. I will have to try a few more cooks before I give my final opinion, but so far so good.

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 07:36:48 PM »
Looks really good! I think I'll try this next time I do bone-in butts (so I can start early and end early).

Thanks for sharing!

LazeeRobotz

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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 03:30:03 AM »
Ive never done hot and fast before. Definitely piqued my interest. Looks amazing.


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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
Ive never done hot and fast before. Definitely piqued my interest. Looks amazing.


Exactly what I was going to say ! !





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Re: Pork Butts...Hot n Fast!
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 11:48:02 AM »
We've done our last few butt cooks hot and fast. Didn't wrap last time. That is an important step.
Still need a 22 yellow