This is by far one of my favorite recipes. This Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe will take patience and love, but your family (and many many friends) will love you for making it.
Plan ahead and be sure to time it correctly since this recipe requires about 14-20 hours of cooking time and 1/2 hour prep, 1/2 hour at the mid point of the cooking, and about 1 hour post cooking to pull (or less if you have friends or family helping you). I’ve provided a lay out a sample timeline which will help with your planning after the recipe.
This timeline is based on a 10lb pork butt. If yours is bigger or smaller, you should adjust the cooking times.
10 lb Pork Butt on 200 degree smoker for 5p eating time
Plan on approximately 17 hours. This is a tough one, you have to plan on starting the smoker in the middle of the night. Sometimes sacrifices need to be made.
11:00pm (previous evening): Start your smoker, prepare the pork and place on smoker to cook overnight.
7:00am: Remove from smoker, and follow instructions above and re-wrap it for 2nd round of cooking
4:00pm: Test the temperature of the pork. It should be at 182. If it is, remove it, and let it rest for 30 minutes. If it’s not at 182, keep it on the smoker and check back in 1/2-1hr (This is when you give your guests some delicious appetizers, like Hot Blue Crab Dip or homemade French Onion Dip.)
4:30pm: Open the tinfoil and let cool for about 15 min before you start to pull it.
4:45pm: Pull the pork, getting friend and family to help you.
5:00pm-6:00pm: Serve your pork! Everyone can dig in!
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