I picked up a 6.18 lb pork butt $2.18/lb at Wal-Mart and rubbed it with 2 oz Jeff’s Naked Rib Rub. I’ve wanted to do a pork butt for over a year now. This was the first piece of pork the AmeriQue has seen and I have to say it was well worth the wait. I was surprised at how long it took to come to temperature compared to beef. I used 4 oz of apple and smoked the first 10 ½ hours at 225⁰ then cranked it up to 250⁰. It took another 2 hours to bring the internal temp to 200⁰
The dreaded pork butt gland (Lymph node)
The lymph node and associated fatty material removed. I also removed most of the fat cap.
It was so tender the bone fell out of it. I added a half cup of AJ before foiling and wrapping with a towel for an hour
It pulled nicely, was juicy, quite tender, and very tasty. A little slaw and it's ready to eat
I’ve been told it’s against the law to serve smoked pulled pork without smoke baked beans