Carolina Pulled Pork and Leg Quarters on Sunday(Q-View)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alelover, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Pork Butts were 1.29 a pound so I got 2. Froze the other one. Smoking a 6 pounder with hickory.


    All my stuff for the rub.


    ½ cup brown sugar

    ¼ cup cocoa powder
    2 Tablespoons paprika
    1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    2 Tablespoons onion powder
    1 Tablespoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon mustard powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin

    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon chili powder

    1 teaspoon Kosher salt


    Mixed up real nice.


    Scored the fat. Didn't trim anything off.



    Gave my butt a good rubbin'.


    Wrapped it in saran wrap for the night. This is what it looked like the next morning.



    Since I didn't want my butt to be lonely I thawed out some chicken. Wish I thought of it sooner so I could marinate it but oh well.


    We'll just hit with some SPOG. That seems to work well. Taste the smoke in the chicken better.


    Took them off at 165 and foiled and toweled for about an hour. These are for later anyway. Been thinking about that pot pie post the other day. Plus they're a good snack.


    A little Bearview.


    Foiled the butt at 165. Going to bring to 200.


    Sitting at 235.


    Finished after 9 hours. Letting it cool 30 minutes and recollect its juiciness.


    It's falling apart


    Bone slid right out.


    Clean as a whistle.


    First pulling and removal of fat hunks.


    Second pulling and ready to serve. I had Sweet Baby Ray's with mine and the wife had my homemade Eastern Carolina style vinegar sauce which I don't have a recipe for because it was an experiment and I didn't take notes.


    Thanks for watching. We'll be eating it all week.
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good.

    Also, since they are using our food to make gas that gets poor mileage, that was not a bad price on those butts.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. Nothin like a good butt happy eats
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good. Next time you may want to trim a little more fat off the butt, so that your not throwing away all that nice bark.
  5. Thanks Al. Not too worried about that. We try to be low fat in my family. And by trying to be low fat we eat about and average amount of fat. So if I didn't try we'd be eating way too much fat. [​IMG]
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     yeah, like all of it. [​IMG]

    What type of Carolina sauce?? Yellow, mustard type. I love that sauce, but so far only on Chicken. Tried it on beef and "no go". Have not tried it on Pork yet.
  7. Not mustard. I'm in NORTH Carolina.[​IMG]It's a thin vinegar based Eastern NC style. I made it while my wife tasted it and kept tweaking it til she said "That's it".  South Carolina does the mustard thing on pork. It's quite popular but not my thing.
  8. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Good lordy that looks good[​IMG]
  9. nice job looks very good..
  10. Looks awesome, we love our thin sauce around here!
  11. otter

    otter Meat Mopper

    Looks Great ale I'm in N.C. to and know all about the vinegar base . Cant do nouthing with people not from around here LOL

  12. I'm not from around here either. My wife is though. I had to marry a translator. [​IMG]
  13. otter

    otter Meat Mopper

     Me either LOL I'm What they call a Damn Yankee LOL Been here for 20 + yrs I'm from Indiana

  14. Been here since the day Hurricane Hugo hit. I was raised in Connecticut and Milwaukee. Guess I'm a damn yankee too.
  15. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Very nice looking PP.  Thanks for sharing!
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    HMmm, Hugo was worse than I thought----Blew you from Connecticut, through Milwaukee, and all the way down to NC.   Whewww !!!

    Great looking pulled Pork & Chicken there, Scott !!!!

    Thanks for the views!

  17. Actually I was on my way here from Florida. It followed me all the way to Charlotte.
  18. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    looks great can you tell me more about the quarters they look great
  19. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice! [​IMG][​IMG]
  20. Well there were 6 of them so I assume 3 chickens got slaughtered for the meal. I didn't know them personally so there is not much to tell. They were .47 per pound though so that was a no brainer.

    Seriously though there wasn't anything to it. Salt, pepper, onion and garlic and smoked to 165. That's it. They were awesome. Sometimes simple is best.

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