Hello everyone, as you know there's a massive winter storm heading this way and I've been craving some pulled pork. I have a 7.5 lb butt that I just rubbed down and injected with apple juice. I have to work 1-10 tonight so I'll be cranking up the smoker at around 11pm. Here is what I have done so far. . . .
7.5 lb butt I got from Sams Club. Nice fat cap on it which I will leave on. I don't like to trim the fat away as it not only protects the meat, but it also bastes itself helping to create even better bark!
My go to rub, brown sugar based with lots of other spices in it
Starting to inject with apple juice
And its ready for a nice nap in the fridge. I'll more than likely re-inject it when I get home from work.
The game plan is this. . . . . .. I'll aim for a cooker temp of 240 using Royal Oak Lump Charcoal and possibly some Stubbs (depends on what the Mrs. brings home). I'm going to use some Peach and Pecan wood for smoke and take the butt to an IT of 195 (unfoiled). Then I'll wrap it and let it rest for a couple hours. I am thinking this will take somewhere in the neighborhood of 11.5 to 17 hours. I have learned the hard way that these don't get done on my time, but when THEY are ready. Either way I'm in it for the long haul. This will be my first overnight cook in the Vision Kamado so I'm interested to see how it works out. I am averaging about 7 hours on one load of charcoal. I am still trying to find the best setup for the charcoal so anyone with a BGE or other Kamado please chime in and let me know what techniques you use. Thanks for viewing and I'll have more view early tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!!