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Fall pulled pork

post #1 of 9
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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!

post #2 of 9

looks good from here....nice job using the Acorn....Willie

post #3 of 9

It looks tasty! What does the Acorn have for bottom vents?

Happy smoken.

David

post #4 of 9

Nice , and the Bark is awesome.

post #5 of 9

That looks very good, great looking bark

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by themule69 View Post
 

It looks tasty! What does the Acorn have for bottom vents?

Happy smoken.

David

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.

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

 

post #8 of 9

looks great !

post #9 of 9

Looks good to me I'd eat that

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