Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork


Special equipment: spray bottle for apple juice

Combine all the spices in a bowl, mix well. Pat the spice rub onto the meat, maki

ng sure to heavily season the entire surface area. Cover or wrap the pork and let it sit at room temperature while getting the smoker or charcoal grill fired up. Do not leave at room temperature for longer than 1 hour.

The grill is ready when the charcoal has burned to a white ash. If using a grill instead of a smoker, arrange the coals on 1 side of the grill, leaving an area large enough for the pork to cook indirectly with no coals directly underneath the meat.

When the grill has reached 200 to 225 degrees F, scatter 1/4 of the wood chips over the coals, close the grate, put the pork on the grill and close the lid.

Maintain a 200 to 225 degree F cooking temperature inside the grill, adding coals every 2 hours or as necessary. Add wood chips and spray the pork with apple juice every time you add new coals. Try not to lift the lid of the cooker at any other time.

When the pork reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees F on an instant read meat thermometer (after about 4 to 5 hours), remove it from the grill and double wrap in aluminum foil to keep the juices from leaking out. Return pork to the grill (or smoker) The pork is finished cooking when it pulls apart easily and reaches an internal temperature of 190 to 195 degrees F, about another 1 to 2 hours. Let rest for 1 hour, then unwrap the pork butt and pull the bone out. “Pull” the pork by hand, shredding it and discarding any large pieces of fat. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.

4 Comments on "Pulled Pork"

  1. OMG Now I want to make this!!!
    I used to live int he Southern states, and man-the BBQ that we used to find in seemed to be better the more ramshackle the place was. There was a BBQ house down the road from where I lived, and when they were smoking their meat-man you could smell it for miles and what a great smell it was. Actually ate there often!!
    Looks like a recipe for the BBQ before the snow flies. Thanks!!

    • Thanks for stopping by our site.
      Yes, we love BBQ as well, never get too sick of it.
      Many times we stop by a hole-in-the-wall joint to see how good it taste and almost always have the best experience with the best BBQ. Don’t know how that holds true but it does.
      Please enjoy the BBQ Pulled Pork. Please stop back by to let me know how good that yanked pig turned out. Thanks

  2. As a single man that lives by himself, this is a real big help! This would help make me meals for an entire week and not to mention it is tasty BBQ. It is so easy to reheat and store for later. The instructions are super simple, even I cannot mess them up! Thank you so much.


    • Thanks for stopping by my site.
      Yip! It is good and a joy to cook it as well.
      Freeze it if you need to, it will last for a time in the freezer.
      It is easy, so have fun and enjoy.
      Come back for more easy to cook recipes.

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