Fall pulled pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dahoovman, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. dahoovman

    dahoovman Newbie

    This is another gem I drudged out of the photo album.  Started off with two cryo packed butts from Sams.  I loaded them up with rub.  I use a variant of Jeff's rub with some local honey to make it stick.  The wife and kids really like the subtle difference the honey makes.

    While I was waiting for the butts to sweat out I went and started the Akorn.  Got it rolling then pinched it down to get to temperature.

    It does pretty good at this setting when it is a little cooler.  During the summer or a windy day I have to squeeze it down just a bit more.  This one was laid in with a mix of 20-40-40 hickory-apple-cherry.  Got those suckers rolling along at 225.  Checked them towards the end of the smoke and they were perfect.  Here they are right after coming off the smoker.

    I put them in foil and old towels and let them sit for about an hour and a half.  Once they were done resting I got to work.  They were so tender I pulled the big bone right out by hand.

    Then I set to shredding it.  It came apart very easy.  I was so happy with it, I took a video before my hands got too messy.  I'll upload it to youtube so I can link it in here.  Once I was done I put on some finishing sauce.  I typically modify Jeff's sauce for our regular bbq.  For the finishing sauce I dilute it 1:1 with water and heat it up over the stove.  I put it on, tossed it around, and then sampled it.

    It sure was good.  I had to chase the kids off so I could freeze some!
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  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good from here....nice job using the Acorn....Willie
  3. It looks tasty! What does the Acorn have for bottom vents?

    Happy smoken.

  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice , and the Bark is awesome.
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks very good, great looking bark
  6. dahoovman

    dahoovman Newbie

    It as a slide over vent with a large opening.  There are gradations on it, but they tend to be "for reference only".  Rule of thumb I use is "top and bottom should match".  I feel it avoids creosote and keeps a good draft going.  Typically if the vents are out of balance the temperature falls and has to be restoked.
  7. dahoovman

    dahoovman Newbie

    Got the video uploaded.  Next time I'll do it in landscape and try to shake a bit less ;)

  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    looks great !
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good to me I'd eat that

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