Thought I would tell you all what I've done the last few times for pulled pork. I've bought country style ribs which most of us know that they are just slices of pork shoulder. I just rub them and put them in the smoker for about 2 hours then put them in a foil pan with about a cup of apple juice and then cover it tight with foil and cook for about 2 more hours. So it only takes 4 hours total and the meat pulls just like you would with a whole shoulder. So in just about 4 hours or so you can have delicious pulled pork. A few notes about doing this, you have a lot more surface area so you will get a lot more smoke and maybe not need to use as much rub. I have done this 3 times now and found that using hickory chunks actually made it a little TOO smoky for me and I've used cherry 2 times and it was not enough smoke flavor so I think one chunk of hickory and 2 chunks of cherry will be just right. I actually think this method taste better than doing the whole shoulder.
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8/19/08 at 8:14am