Menu changed slightly...
Pre-game till Half time
Deep Fried Hot Buffalo wings... with blue cheese dressing on side..
Assorted Veggie platter with wife's dip..
Sliced Fresh cold Pineapple Chunks, so you can wolf down more wings.
Assorted Chips with Fresh Pico De Gallo and dips
Assorted table munchies...
Half-time and Post Game
Pulled Pork Sliders, on the side crunchy no mayo slaw & Q sauce...
Roasted Potato Salad
Assorted marinated veggies
Lemon Meringue Pie
All injected, sat in fridge all day Saturday, minor injection touch up, spread the mustard, and rub-a-dub rubbed... Don't bother asking what that piece is hanging on the left end. It all meat so I left it.
Total Smoked or cook: 14 hours (was an all nighter)
Foiled last 3 hours
Smoke/cook temp : 225-250º
Finish Temp : 200º
Meat was removed from smoker and held approx. 4 hours in preheated cooler, double wrapped in foil, double wrapped in plastic wrap, double wrapped in paper towels, double wrapped in plastic wrap. All air space in preheated cooler removed either with hand towels or paper towels.
Meat temp about 190º will be foiling soon and taking temp up to 200º. Meat will cook another 3 hours holding meat temp to 200º This smoke, when I foilded I didn't use any additional liquid to keep tender.
The pan under the butt, has about 1.5 cups of drippings, the primary water pan was full of dripping and water from the first 9 hours of smoke, the above pan was placed for last 3 hours (less fat in drippings). Some rough cut onion in the pan for flavor. When I removed this pan I added about 1.5 cups of beef stock, and heated then strained the onions and put in fridge then removed fat layer. This meat juice is so smoky flavored, great for making Q sauce or when reheating the pork next day.
Sorry the pic below is washed out. I was working fast when un-foiled the butt, it was Half Time and needed to get some Q on the table... The white crack is where the butt started falling apart when I took it out of the foil. This butt just about falling apart.
My daughter made from scratch (made the pie dough from scratch) a great Lemon Meringue Pie, her first ever...
This butt was loaded with flavor. Only 8 of us this year, but we had fun.. exciting game, good friends, food and necessary libations.