Pulled Pork. Do I have your attention now? I am a huge fan of pulled pork for so many reasons like the bark, the flavor, the wood fired fun, the main course and let’s not forget the leftover possibilities. Ready to fire up the Traeger? Today, we are cooking a bone in pork shoulder and going for that true low and slow experience.
Yield: 10-12 people Prep Time: 10 Minutes + 20 Minutes Seasoning Rest
Cook Time: 6-8 Hours (time can vary based on pork) PLUS 30-45 Minutes Resting Time
- 7-8 lb - Boneless Pork Butt, Shoulder
- ¼ Cup - Canola/Olive Oil Blend
- 8 Tbsp - Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary
- 8 Tbsp - Oink, 5280 Culinary
- 4 Cups - Apple Juice (or Cider)
- taste - Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary
- taste - Low Country BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary
- Wash all tools prior to use
- Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
- Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
- Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
- Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
- Set Traeger to 225˚, hit enter and hit ignite
- Remove pork from package, pat dry
- Trim fat if needed, leaving about ¼ inch fat cap
- Carefully split the pork in half making it into a long thin piece of pork
- Use the natural seam area where they removed the bone
- Lightly oil on all sides
- Mix Rub-A-Dub and Oink together
- Season on all sides
- Allow to rest for approx. 20 minutes
- When Traeger temp hits 225˚ add the Pork Butt (Fat Cap UP and lay out fully) Load your Traeger WiFire Probe into the thickest part of the pork and set your alarm for 165˚. Close the lid
- Cook for 3-4 Hours OR until internal temperature reaches 165˚
- Using Nitrile and heat proof gloves, carefully remove the pork and place into an aluminum disposable pan
- Keep WiFire probe in pork
- Cover pork with lid or foil and secure tightly
- Adjust Traeger temp to 275˚
- Place pork back into the Traeger and plug in the WiFire Probe
- Cook for and additional 1-2 Hours or until internal temp reaches 204˚ - 205˚
- Using Nitrile and heat proof gloves, carefully remove the pork onto a pan and bring into the kitchen.
- Keep wrapped and allow to rest for 30-45 Minutes (check after 30 minutes for softness)
- Using insulated BBQ gloves with nitrile gloves over them
- Carefully unwrap pork and hand shred into desired sized pieces
- For easier shredding use bear claws to help shred pork faster and into finer shreds
- Reserve some of the braising liquid (pan juices) to add back into the pork
- Adjust seasoning if desired and sauce with Fire Honey, High Altitude BBQ Sauce and Low Country BBQ sauce
- Devour !!!
Recipe Total Cook Time
- 3:45 Smoke Time – 225˚
- 1:15 Covered Time – 275˚
- :30 Rest Time
- 5:30 Total Cook Time
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Published on 2/24/2021.
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