New Years Day Pulled Pork

Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:30 pm

Well, thanks to our great weather this year, I grabbed my smoker out of storage and purchased a nice 8 lbs. pork butt from our local grocers on the day before New Years Eve along with our favorite commercial rub and sauce (Oklahoma Joe's).

I rubbed that bad boy with Cowtown "The Squeal Hog Rub", wrapped it and put it in the fridge for the rest of the day. Around 9pm, I fired up the smoker (plugged it in :) ) and put the pork butt in for a long slow smoke (4 hours of hickory chips) and 11 hours of slow roasting at 225 degrees.

When the pork reached about 195 degrees, I removed it (taking nibbles from the grill) and wrapped it in foil for another 30 minute rest.
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Next, we got our "bear paws" out and started to tear into it.
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Yielded about 3.5 lbs. of pulled pork = 2 days and it was ALL gone :( Wife and son's said, don't put the smoker away until it snows here... I agreed.

It's not as good as Oklahoma Joes BBQ, but its the next best thing to driving the 60 mile round trip for us -- which we do all to often ;) If you are ever in KC and are a BBQ fan, you MUST visit them (47th Street location ONLY. Can't beat eating in a gas station.)
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