Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my tutorial.
Pulled pork, along with brisket, ribs and whole hog are the cornerstones of low and slow BBQ. Once you make your own pulled pork sandwich you will never visit another BBQ joint again. During this tutorial I will be using a KomodoKamado ceramic cooker however it can be easily adapted to any cooker that burns charcoal such as a Weber kettle grill, Big Green Egg etc.
True BBQ does not use propane or natural gas so I do not recommend using a gas grill.
Be sure to invite some friends over too. Typically pork shoulders will average 8lbs. If you're going to go through all this trouble you may as well do two or three butts. More than 20lbs of butts cost me less than $40 so its definitely an economical choice. If I'm having a large party its always pulled pork and everyone looks forward to it.
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Step 1: Need to make a rub
For great BBQ you need a great rub. Literally thousands can be found on the net so pick one that looks appealing. I found this one years ago. I'm not sure where its from but I did not come up with it so I do not take credit for it. It's a great all purpose rub.
1/4C seasoned salt
1/4C garlic salt
1/4C celery salt
1/4C onion salt
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp lemon pepper
2 Tsp ground sage
1 Tsp dry mustard
1/2 Tsp ground thyme
1/2 Tsp cayenne
Mix into a bowl and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. It makes a lot of rub but it will keep for several months
This is a lot of ingredients to buy so if you prefer, you can use store bought BBQ rub but it won't be as good.