Award Winning Barbecue Pork Recipe

People are asking me for a good barbecue pork recipe. Below is my favorite award winning recipe I've used for years. Preparing the grill for the barbecue pork is just as important as the recipe.

David Tinney
Pork Expert

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Pork Rub Recipe

8 - 10 lb. pork butt
10 - 12 hickory hardwood chunks
Pepper flakes
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 - 3 bottles of you favorite barbecue sauce

Preparing Your Charcoal Grill
Soak hardwood chunks in water for approximately 1 hour before using.Use the large chunks that are approximately the size of the palm of your hand rather than the hardwood chips. Place charcoal briquettes around on one side of the charcoal grate 2 - 3 coals deep and apply lighter fluid. You can stack the coals up the side of the grill. Light coals and wait until ash first appears on coals. Place tinfoil pie pan on side of grill on opposite side of from coal and fill with water. Place hardwood chunks directly onto hot coals and place cooking (top) grate on grill. Sprinkle pepper flakes all over pork butt. Combine liberal dose of pepper flakes with vinegar. Place butt on cooking (top) grate over the pie pan and away from the charcoal and place lid on grill with air vents almost completely closed. You should soon see large amounts of smoke billowing from grill. Baste pork as often as you like with the pepper flake/vinegar sauce. Turn butt a few times during the cooking process for even smoking. Smoke the pork for about 3 to 4 hours, adding hardwood if necessary.

Replace Pepper flake and vinegar solution with sweet rub recipe (see rub recipe below).

Remove butt from grill and place it in a large crock pot or tinfoil cooking pan. Pour barbeque sauce over the butt. If using the crock pot, cook butt on medium for about another 2 to 3 hours. If using the tinfoil cooking pan, cover the butt and cook in the oven at 225 degrees for the same amount of time. Place pork on large platter and allow to cool, reserving the barbeque sauce in a bowl. Once pork is cool enough to handle, shred pork by hand, removing any gristle. Serve on platter with barbeque sauce on the side.

Simple Sweet Rub
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

Mix ingedients together well, rub generously on the pork butt.

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