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Offline muebe

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Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #-1 on: July 28, 2012, 03:00:39 PM »
Noticed the chest freezer was on the last package of pulled pork. Was time to make some more. I had two frozen butts in the freezer from Costco...



I thawed them enough to remove the cryovac package. Then I used silicone bands around it to keep it in one piece. They could not be separated anyways due to being frozen solid...



I then slathered the butt with Braer Rabbit Molasses and BP Money rub. Onto the Memphis with a setpoint of 200F and the hopper loaded with 12lbs of Pecan. That was at 11 PM. They were too frozen to insert the probes so I gave them about 30 minutes and then shoved them in...





So I woke up in the morning at 6AM and I found the IT on both the Maverick and ITC probe to be at 105F. I relocated the probes to each side of the butts. As you can see I lost a couple of silicone bands that snapped lengthwise :o





I bumped the temp up to 220F until the IT of the butts was at 150F then bumped the temp up to 265F until the IT was 195F and 200F. They finished at 1:30pm...





I FTC'd them for 3 hours. Then proceeded to pull em'...









Here is the amount of grease in the drain catch after they finished...



And the amount of pellets that were left in the hopper after the cool down period(at just under 3lbs left after removing and weighing)...



So we have a total of 14.5 hours of smoke time. And I used 9lbs of pellets. So that is 0.62lbs per hour. Not bad considering the butts were frozen solid ;)

The Money Rub and Molasses made for a great tasting bark!
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« on: July 28, 2012, 03:17:14 PM »
Just beautiful!!  Glad to have ya here in California doing the lo and slo!!  We just don't grill out here, that's for sure!!
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 03:26:57 PM »
Mike - that Memphis is efficient on the pellet consumption! And the pork look perfect - not over-cooked - looks perfect
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 04:08:52 PM »
Wonder how pecan compares to hickory on consumption? I must have gone through 16 pounds on a 16 hour smoke on my 2 star. Seems the Memphis is more efficient.
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 04:20:40 PM »
Wonder how pecan compares to hickory on consumption? I must have gone through 16 pounds on a 16 hour smoke on my 2 star. Seems the Memphis is more efficient.

I use Bear Mountain Pellets exclusively. I defense of your 2 star it does have a larger capacity than mine. The Memphis line is known for being very efficient with pellet consumption.

The last time I did thawed butts that were the same size I averaged 0.53lbs per hour. I would rather sacrifice the .10lb an hour of pellets than wait several days for those suckers to thaw ;)
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 04:25:00 PM »
Poke turned out realy nice Mike. Nice color you got on them.
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 04:29:44 PM »
Yup it sure does look good.

I see pulled poke sammies  ;D
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Re: Molasses slathered butts
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 11:14:12 PM »
Great looking buts.
I've switched to molasses slather on the last butt I did and loved it.
I'll have to remember this next time I do not have time to thaw the butt and have the Traeger to use over the Bradley.
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