A sweet & juicy little butt !!

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  1. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Picked up a couple butts on sale at Kroger’s last night and thought I’d throw one on the Traeger today.

    Trying to keep it simple...I injected with apple juice... then a sprinkle of salt, pepper and a dose brown sugar. I let that caramelize a little then have mopped it down twice so far with a light coat of Sweet Baby Rays.

    When it hits internal temp of 165F going take it off and give a shot of squeeze butter, honey and brown sugar ... then wrap in foil and put it back in until it reaches 200f internal temp.

    I’m cooking at 235F and using hickory pellets. Pic below was after a mop of sweet baby rays.
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  2. Feedman

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    My mouth is watering
     
  3. JDMiller

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    It just hit 165F internal temp when I posted this thread... I’ve had it on the since about 9am.

    I took it off the Traeger and brought it in to wrap.... gave it a good back & forth ribbon of squeeze butter.... then did the same with honey and a healthy dose of brown sugar right on top.

    Talk about smelling good.... it was about all I could do to not fork me off a chunk... but it’s still got cooking to do.
     
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  5. barney

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    Jon Ryan should have some toofers coming in any time now.
     
  6. JR PORTER

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    Mine's already in! lol
     
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  7. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    That’s how you get yer money’s worth out of the treager !
     
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  8. 1wildcatfan

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    Dang, with that title, thought JD was posting pics of Shakira.
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

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    I was thinking along those lines too.
     
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  10. Nock

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    I’d eat both.
     
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  11. JDMiller

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    Our JR has two teeth now ... both on the bottom center... sharp as all get out.

    Which the other day he was rolling around & still trying to crawl in the living room and next thing he’s trying to chew on the leg of the coffee table.

    I believe he’s got part beaver in him... lol.
     
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  12. JDMiller

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    Boys I got to say ...over the years I’ve struggled at doing butts. I’d over smoke them... over rub them .. or just use too many things all together that just wasn’t the taste you wanted.

    But I’m going out on a limb and say this was the best butt I ever cooked hands down. It was juicy and has got a sweet bark but not over powering or too sweet... just lots of flavor. Smoke wise it was freaking perfect. We had sandwiches while it was still hot awhile ago and my wife even agreed it was really good.

    Pics below... just took a thin slice to see how it looked.. and taste test. Good smoke ring and hickory flavor.
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    Ended up with a combination of pulling & chopping ... but makes for a fine sandwich.
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    Shakira... hadn’t crossed my mind when I posted the title.... but dang that would be a good description.
     
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  14. kyoutdoorsman

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    I'm ready for butts to go on sale again for 99 cents
     
  15. bondhu

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    Fellers, I just had to dig up JDMillers Shakira thread. The ole masterbuilt took a dump about a month ago on a couple of briskets. Had this butt just a eyeballin me in the freezer.
    Wife saw me pondering doing a snake burn in the ole weber. And said “true value has those Treagers on sale this weekend”. I said I just can’t pull the trigger on one right now She says, since I been laid off they keep sending me this $600 dollars for some reason ?
    So I named her Trump’s Treager. LMOA.
     
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