For my bachelor party camping trip, I wanted to smoke some pulled pork. This was my first try at pork after several successful chickens and wings. Unfortunately, I didn't take many photos, but they turned out very well. I had originally asked one of the guys in my wedding party to get me a couple butts from the local butcher who he is great friends with and cuts him a pretty good deal on meat. Unfortunetly, he waited until the day before I had to leave to call, and I had to settle for tyson pre-packaged meat from walmart.
I was kind of worried about the meat, but it actually turned out fairly well. I smoked them around 225-250 when I could keep the smoker that hot. I used a smoker I got for my birthday last year from Tractor supply, this guy:
I cooked them for about 8 hours before wrapping the meat in foil to finish cooking them. The picnic took about 10 hours, and the bostons butts took about 15. I dry rubbed them beforehand and let them sit in a cooler for 12 hrs. I definitely couldn't have done this without your guy's help. Here's the rub recipe I used, which turned out incredibly tasty:
I pulled this one at about 175 internal temp, and it was pretty good, but not quite as tender as I thought it could be, so I waited and pulled the two boston butts at 195 I.T. and they turned out much better. I used a finishing sauce after seeing a few people on here and I'm REALLY glad I did. I tasted the pork before putting the finishing sauce in and it was great, juicy and smokey, but after adding the finishing sauce, it was mouthwatering and so very savory. I also added some more of the rub I made to one pan of pork and that made it even better! I got the recipe for the rub from this forum and I highly recommend it! Here's the recipe: