I just got here last night so I didn't really get a chance to look around on here much. I asked for a pork butt but got a pork sirloin. The Admiral (my wife) told me to make it work and since everything I grill tends to come out really good (she's biased), then we wouldn't have a problem. I told her it would work out just fine! NOW, here's my dilemma, my whole life experience doing this can be summed up into one word.....NEVER! Well, I do have some experience with pulled pork, just on the customer level and watching BBQ Pitmasters, but I wouldn't call me a pro.
So, last night I got out my apple wood chips and soaked them overnight and got my pork ready. I used a new rub I got from Sams club (still don't have a home made one JUST yet), it was one of those grilling mates rosemary, garlic ones, it smelled good, so it went on along with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Back into the fridge it went.
I got up around 630 to start the coals.......didn't make coffee thinking it would be quick and I could get back on the chair for a nap for an hour or so.......
Got up again around 745.........oh darn......coals went out. Well I relit them and added a piece of mesquite next to my tree I trimmed last weekend, so I used it to make the flame go........and go it went.
Around 815 Starbucks coffee in hand (yeah, I am kind of a snob when it comes to coffee, but that's a different forum), I got it all good to go. Charcoal is goin strong in my 55 gallon drum. So I head back inside and get the pork finalized by putting it in a roasting tin wrapped in beacon. I put 2 cut up apples and 12 or so ounces of apple juice in the bottom. Around 9 am, added soaked apple wood to fire and put pork on.
Checked, and basted every two hours.
Checked around 2pm, stuck fork in and was pleased, texture and taste was phenomenal.
Took off grill around 230pm, went inside and shredded it, found bones, took them out, added KC Materpiece / A1 blend for kick, mixed it all together.
Baked garlic sourdough sub rolls, finished baked beans and potato salad to go with.
300pm.......Yum! Another success!
330pm, wanted to brag on forum, but realized everyone here included pics of their masterpieces and I realized I forgot mine during this whole revolution, decided not to really care and noted to promise visual experience next time. Trust me, it was awesome!