This simple guide will show you how to make a smoked pork butt like a pro. The smoked pork butt can then be used in several other recipes that use pulled pork. It is extremely simple to execute, and although it takes some time, your patience will be rewarded.
Juiciest Smoked Pork Butt For Pulled Pork
This recipe is extremely simple in its execution. The meat needs little to no preparation other than seasoning and flavoring it. You can even experiment with the flavoring, since this recipe is designed to let the meat’s flavor shine.
Ingredients for Smoking Pork Butt
- Pork butt
- Yellow mustard
- Seasoning (any quality BBQ pork rub, get Malcom’s rub here)
Smoking Your Pork Butt
- Coat the pork butt with some yellow mustard. This will act as a binder for the seasoning.
- Liberally sprinkle the dry rub over the pork butt and gently massage it into the meat.
- Get your smoker up to proper temperature (225 – 235 degrees)
- The length of cooking can be tricky to figure out. A good rule of thumb is 1 to 1 (hours of smoke per lb of meat). Always have a meat thermometer handy and strictly go by internal temperature. The ideal internal temperature is 195 degrees for pulled pork.
- When temperature hits 160 internal (around 5 – 6 hours of smoke) remove the pork butt from the smoker and wrap it tightly in aluminum foil.
- When the pork has climbed to an internal temperature of 195 pull it off the smoker.
- Let the pork butt rest for 15 — 30 minutes before pulling.Open the aluminum foil carefully and allow some of the steam to escape
- Drain off as much liquid as possible from the pork butt and pull the meat.
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