North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

We decided to try making our own pulled pork.  So we purchased the Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill Electric Smoker and Grill (810-5290-4 )



Friday

9:30pm--

Dry rub 7.5 lb pork butt and place in refrigerator

I used a rub made from garlic powder, brown sugar, tarragon, cumin, salt, cinnamon, paprika

Saturday
5:15am-

OMG it's early

Plug in the smoker to heat up

Put apple wood chips in to soak

5:35am--

Make foil packets of wet wood chips, place in smoker

Fill water basin in smoker with water with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar added

5:55am--

Place pork in the smoker



7:30am--

No smoke coming from smoker

Make new packets of wood chips (bigger this time)

7:40am--

Replace wood chip packets in smoker (unplug smoker, remove lid, remove pork into a bowl, lift off center section of smoker very carefully as not to spill the water, using grill tongs removed the foil packets of wood ashes, replace with new packets of wet wood chips, replace center section, replace pork, put the lid back on)



9:45am--

No smoke

Make new packets of wood chips (bigger this time)

9:50am-- (4 hour mark)

Replace wood chip packets in smoker

Take Pork temp (138 F)

Mop pork butt with vinegar sauce (recipe at end)



11:50am--

Replace wood chip packets in smoker

Take Pork temp (167.5 F)

Mop pork butt with vinegar sauce (recipe at end)



2:00pm (8 hour mark)

Replace wood chip packets in smoker

Take Pork temp (186F)

Mop pork butt with vinegar sauce (recipe at end)

4:00pm (10 hour mark)

Take pork temp 192

Remove from pork from smoker

Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour



5:00pm

Pull pork and place in warming drawer of oven

 


7:00pm

EAT!





North Carolina Style Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

  • 1 tsp garlic juice

Boil all ingredients together for 10-15 minutes

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