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Pulled Pork in an Electric Smoker

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Smoked pulled pork is a BBQ staple and great for any occasion. Smoke incredible pulled pork in an electric smoker for your next tailgate, at-home BBQ party, or laid-back weekend cookout.

Ingredients

Serves 8-12
For the Rub
1/4
cup kosher salt
1/2
cup ground black pepper
1/4
cup paprika
2
tablespoons granulated garlic
2
tablespoons granulated onion
2
tablespoons cayenne pepper
1
tablespoon celery salt
For the Pulled Pork
8-10
pound pork shoulder
2
tablespoons yellow mustard
1/4
cup apple cider vinegar
3/4
cup apple juice

Directions

8-10 hours for brine, 10-12 hours for smoking, 1 hour for rest
1

Preheat smoker to 235°F. Trim pork shoulder of excess fat. Make sure to leave about 1/4 inch of fat on fat cap. Trim off any unwanted glands or cartridge.

2

Pat dry and apply a light coat of mustard by hand.

3

Combine Rub ingredients and liberally coat pork.

4

Place the pork, fat side up, in smoker.

5

Combine apple cider vinegar and apple juice in spray bottle. Spritz pork with mixture after two hours of smoking. Continue to spritz every hour until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

6

Remove pork from smoker and place on 2 sheets of 18 x 30 pieces of aluminum foil. Spritz one last time and double wrap.

Hot Tip: Wrap the pork as tightly as possible so that no bark is lost. Double wrap so that the foil doesn't tear on the grates.
7

Place wrapped pork fat side down back into the smoker for 7-8 hours or until tender and an internal temperature of 200-250°F.

Hot Tip: You should be able to easily remove the bone from the pork with little to no resistance when done.
8

Keep pork wrapped and let rest for 30-45 minutes..

9

Unwrap, shred and enjoy!

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  • Big Al | Apr 7, 2018

    Item 4 above refers to brisket

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      Thanks for pointing that out, Big Al.

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  • Deb | Nov 25, 2018

    What internal temp should i aim for to slice for first meal?

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    • Char-Broil | Dec 3, 2018

      For pulled pork, you want an internal temp of 190-195F for the best texture and flavor.

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