We hope you all got to celebrate those tasty food holidays last week, we sure enjoyed them! We are even more excited about the beginning of fall, for so many reasons, but mainly for experiencing the cool, crisp air while being outside cooking up the best recipes the season has to offer. We especially love these Beer Pork Tenderloin
and Ground Beef Acorn Squash
recipes! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here
I am an experienced smoker/griller , yet I have only owned a a XL BGE since my birthday (13 May where I then proceeded to take off of work and do nothing but experiment for a month or so). I have never had pulled pork this great. Bought a generic Boston cut and went from there. Started with a simple brine injection of chx stock, brown sugar, A.C. vin, salt, worcestershire, and water. I injected about every inch or so.
Coated it up with a home made rub.
Vacuumed out and dusted ol' jealousy (green monster and that twinkle in all of my friends eyes when they stop over for a cookout), and stacked her with Royal Oak and dry apple chunk wood.
@ 2330 hours with plate setter legs up, grate, foil drip pan with some water, rack, and roast @240 dome since it was my first overnight and I was scared to over cook, digi q set.
@ 0930 internal temp was about 144f so I kicked dome temp up to 280. @ 1610 as it hit 196f the sky opened up and drenched me as I tried to save the digi q and take a pic at the same time. (please excuse the blurry pic, my phone was wet) I pulled, wrapped in foil, towel, and stashed into my cooler.
@1640 I unveiled my prize to our guest.
Bark...check, smoke ring...check, dripping with moistness...check.
Tore it up...
Some home made cherry chipotle sauce and fresh baked rolls and this day was a total success!!!
Thank you to all of you who have posted in the past. I have done nothing but study and learn from you all (with much nagging from my lovely wife to get off the computer yet she is more than grateful for the result and now says I can surf this forum all day if that's what it takes lol), and can contribute my success today to you!