Today’s pulled pork turned out delicious.
Nine hours on the smoke, started at 6:30 AM. Forgot to mix molasses with yellow mustard as my standard binder. Cooked the 5 pound pork shoulder initially (naked without a wrap) longer than I normally would have, so it only cooked in foil a couple hours. Removed from the 225 degree heat at 190 degrees. The meat was not as soft and moist to pull as usual, but Shelly said she preferred it. It was good, though a bit different. It paired well with a kale and brussel sprout salad we picked up at Whole Foods.
A magnificent entree for $12!
Here are some highlights of my altered recipe and cook.
Before the smoke, I applied a generous sprinkle of A.P. seasoning by Killer Hogs Barbecue, after coating with a yellow mustard binder.
After about 7 hours on the smoker, I put the pork butt in a foil pan and added 5 or 6 pats of butter.
I also added a generous portion of Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite BBQ sauce, and then some brown sugar. Covered with foil, re-inserted the Meater thermometer, and cooked 2 more hours to 190 degrees.
The final result turned out good. I think I prefer my “normal” recipe, however, which turns out softer and more moist.
This was still a pretty tasty dinner!