Smoked Pork Butt with Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub

Ingredients:
1        ea            8 lb Fresh pork butt
1/2     lb             Light brown sugar
1/2     lb             Salt
1 1/2  C              Spice Union Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub
2        Qts           Warm water
4        lbs            Ice

 

Brine the pork butt:

  1. Place brown sugar, salt and 1/2 C of Spice Union Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub in a cooler big enough to fit the pork butt.

  2. Add warm water to the cooler and mix until the sugar and salt is dissolved.

  3. Place the pork butt in the brine and top with the ice. The ice will keep the temperature within the 'food safe' zone.

  4. Let the pork butt brine for at least 3 hours.
     

Smoke the pork butt:

  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F- setting up for indirect cooking.

  2. Remove the pork butt from the brine and pat dry with towel.  Let the pork butt come to room temperature.

  3. Liberally season the pork butt with the remaining Spice Union Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub.

  4. Place the pork butt on the indirect heat side of the smoker.

  5. Cook the pork butt until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°F (factor 30-35 minutes per pound).

  6. Wrap the pork butt in aluminum foil.

  7. Place the pork butt back in the smoker and increase the smoker temperature to 300°F.

  8. Continue to cook the pork butt until it reaches an internal temperature of 195°F (factor 30 minutes per pound).

  9. Remove the pork butt from the smoker and let sit for 20 minutes before shredding.

  10. Removed the pork butt from the aluminum foil, reserving any liquid that is in the foil.

  11. Using your hands, shred the pork, removing any large pieces of fat.  

  12. Add the reserved cooking liquid to the shredded pork butt and season to taste with the remaining Spice Union Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub.

  13. Serve straight up or on a soft roll with your favorite barbecue sauce.

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