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First shot at pulled pork

sirsquatch

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Tried my hand at pulled pork over the weekend. Used Costco boneless pork butts, ended up about 14lbs total. I went pretty simple with my rub, used homemade mustard as a binder, salt and pepper. I put in a water pan with 50/50 water and apple cider vinegar as I was going to be cooking this overnight and wouldn't be able to mob/spray it on a regular basis. Didn't take as many pictures as I wanted but got a few quality isn't great sorry about that.

Rubbed and ready for the smoker:


After about 12 hours, temp was about 185


Another 2 hours and we were at 198 but nice and tender so I pulled them to rest


After resting for 2 hours I pulled it. I used a pretty simple finishing sauce of vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. 


All in all I think it came out well for my first shot. Family seemed to like it as there isn't any left so I think I'll just be forced into doing it again!
 

SmokinAl

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That's some good looking PP!

Nice job!

Al
 

slipaway

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Great looking PP - especially for your first time.

I like the fact that you used temperature and not just time to tell when it was finished.

Cue is done when it's done, and you proved it. Also the resting for 2 hours (wrapped I presume) is that last  piece of the puzzle that many people ignore.

Again, Great Job.................  
 

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Nice job for a first it looks real good.

Richie

 

crankybuzzard

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Great work for sure!

Here's a point for your first!

Welcome to the madness!
 

sirsquatch

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Great looking PP - especially for your first time.

I like the fact that you used temperature and not just time to tell when it was finished.

Cue is done when it's done, and you proved it. Also the resting for 2 hours (wrapped I presume) is that last  piece of the puzzle that many people ignore.

Again, Great Job.................  
Thanks!

Yes I wrapped and put some of the finishing sauce in with them while resting. 
 

hardcookin

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For that being your first shot, I would say you hit the bullseye...Nice smoke!!
 

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