I've been egging for 1 1/2 years and had yet to try a pork butt. I just wasn't looking forward to a low and slow overnighter plus I hadn't seen what I would call a nice looking chunk of pork butt at our local grocery. Well the heavens aligned. I saw a cooking show that cooked up a wonderful looking pork butt in a ceramic cooker in 4 hours and I found a nice looking chunk of pig at the store.[p]I decided to try the 4 hour cook which sounds like heresy the way most everyone here cooks a pork butt. I rubbed it with some Tabasco Chipotle sauce and dusted it with Shaking the Tree. I got the egg up to 330-350, threw in a large handful of Jack Daniels smoking chips and cooked it indirect for four hours. It finished with a beautiful and very flavorful bark, a nice smoke ring, and was a moist pullable consistency.[p]This is a cook I'll do more often if I find some good pork. It's hard to imagine it tasting any better if cooked longer. No pics this time it was destroyed too fast. Now I know why everyone cooks multiple pork butts and does it often.
XLBGE & LBGE
North Richland Hills, TX