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First pulled pork on the Egg, and first time using Wicked Good lump

FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm in the latter part of my first pulled pork cook (first on the Egg). I bought a half pork shoulder, small but bone in. Injected, coated in mustard and then Bad Byrons Butt Rub. It's been on for 8.5 hours or so and is at 180 internal using a grate temp from 250-275.  This Wicked Good Weekend Warrior charcoal seems fantastic so far. Nice sized pieces, very little chips/dust in the bag, and it lit really quickly with the electric starter.  I have two bags, and if the rest of the cooks with it are this nice, I'll probably start using it on all cooks.  It's the 5th or 6th brand I've used (just due to availability) and so far it's my favorite.

So far it's the smoothest long cook I've had, it stalled for 2-3 hours, but nothing I didn't expect.  Will try to post up some pics when I pull it from the grill.  

Do any of you do anything special to season it after pulling?  I was thinking just mix in some BBQ sauce, but wonder if people used apple juice, ACV, or anything?

Comments

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,527
    I wouldn't call what I do anything "special" but I mix in a little rub & some BBQ sauce.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,357
    WG is great lump i use it my lo and slow recently tried RO on a brisket that worked really well also, As for the pork i used to pull it and mix sauce in but found i like to just pull and add sauce as you make a sandwich that way you have a choice of sauces BBQ or vinegar based ,keeping it warm for a party i use a little apple juice in the bottom a crock pot on low works out really well 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Great thanks for the info, I think I may sauce half of it and then leave half plain to try other sauces.  Also glad you mentioned rub, I will taste and see if it needs a little more once it's pulled.
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